Local Support



Learn4Life (Reading Schools' Christian Work Trust) is a charity supported by churches in Reading, associated with Scripture Union.
They have two workers - Heather Garret and Chrissy Towers who work alongside a team of local youth workers and volunteers to encourage Christians in schools, both pupils and teachers, stressing the importance of good Christian Unions and Christian input into the curriculum.


N:qu?re is a local charity, supported by many of the churches in West Reading, offering free, confidential support, advice and information for anyone in the community.
We work within a non-judgemental Christian ethos.
N:qu?re has been awarded the Advice Quality Standard (AQS) Certification, meeting the requirements of the Advice Service Alliance Standard for General Help.
N:qu?re operates from offices within Grange URF Church Monday to Friday and from Kennet Valley Free Church on Tuesday mornings.
For further information about N:qu?re please visit www.nquireadvice.org.uk or contact us on 0118 959 8558.


Prospects is a christian organisation working together with people with learning disabilities to ensure they can lead fulfilled lives. They aim to touch every aspect of life to enable real choices and fulfilled potential.
Locally Prospects provides supported living and day opportunities, and nationally they help support churches through advice, training and providing resources for effective ministry.


"A Christian response to addiction." Yeldall Manor is in Hare Hatch, about 7 miles from Reading, and provides a structured programme for 25 men seeking release from addiction.
The initial programme lasts for 6 months and continues to 11 months. Support is also given after residents leave.
The emphasis is on Bible teaching and discipling but includes work on the site, counselling and opportunities for sport and education.
Over 60% of the men remain addiction free.

Kennet Valley Free Church, Carters Rise, Fords Farm, Calcot, Reading RG31 7YT - (0118) 942 1591. Registered Charity No. 1174002