Park Lane Primary

Support Agencies

There are a number of support agencies and organisations available to provide help to families if required:

 

Support with food –
ReadiFood www.readifood.org.uk / 0118 9872672 (referral only through local agencies only)
New Beginnings www.newbeginningsreading.org / 07421 998208
Olio mobile app for food-sharing.
Too Good To Go is a mobile app that connects customers to restaurants and stores that have unsold food surplus at a great price.

Clothing and Equipment for children and adults –
First days www.firstdays.net / 0118 921 9338 (referral only through local agencies only)
The Cow Shed www.thecowshed.org / 0118 934 5120 (referral only through local agencies only)
Furniture and white goods -
Christian Community Action (CCA) - www.ccam.org.uk / 0118 951 2336
Poor lands Charity (Tilehurst area only) http://www.tilehurstplc.org.uk/

Support with Housing –
Communicare www.communicare.org.uk / 0118 9263941
Alana House www.pactcharity.org / 0300 456 4800

Debt Support /Advice –
Communicare www.communicare.org.uk / 0118 9263941
CAP uk https://capuk.org/ / 0800 328 0006
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Citizens Advice / 03444111306
Step Charge www.stepchange.org / 0800 138 1111
National Debt line www.nationaldebtline.org / 0808 808 4000
RBC Debt advice team 0118 937 2197
Alana House www.pactcharity.org / 0300 456 4800

Support with Benefits –
Communicare www.communicare.org.uk / 0118 9263941
Alana House www.pactcharity.org / 0300 456 4800
Turn2Us www.turn2us.org.uk
Entitledto www.entitledto.co.uk
Martin Lewis Benefit Checker www.moneysavingexpert.com

Employment Advice –
ACAS www.acas.org.uk
Job Centre www.gov.uk / 0800 169 0190
Communicare www.communicare.org.uk / 0118 9263941
Alana House www.pactcharity.org / 0300 456 4800

Adults and Children Victims of DA/DV –
Alana House www.pactcharity.org / 0300 456 4800
Bounce Back 4 Kids www.pactcharity.org / 0300 456 4800
Berkshire Women’s Aid (BWA)
Helpline : 0118 950 4003
Email : helpdesk@bwaid.org.uk
Website : http://berkshirewomensaid.org.uk
NSPCC www.nspcc.org.uk
Bernardo’s www.barnardos.org.uk

Divorce and Separation / Child Custody –
Communicare www.communicare.org.uk / 0118 9263941
Communicare www.communicare.org.uk / 0118 9263941
McKenzie Friends (Family Law Assistance) McKenzie Friends (mckenzie-friend.org.uk)

Young Person’s Counselling Service –
No5 Counselling No5 - Free Counselling Services - Reading / 0118 901 5668

Emotional / Mental Health Support –
Compass College www.compassrecoverycollege.uk / 0118 937 3945
Berkshire your way www.together-uk.org/yourway / 0118 966 0240
Samaritans www.samaritans.org / 116 123 (Free phone number 24hrs)
Mind www.mind.org.uk / 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm)
YoungMinds www.youngminds.org.uk

Autism and SEN Support –
Autism Berkshire www.autismberkshire.org.uk / 01189 594 594
Parenting Special Children www.parentingspecialchildren.co.uk / 0118 9863532
Swings & Smiles www.swingsandsmiles.co.uk /
Camp Mohawk www.campmohawk.org.uk / 0118 940 4045
Me 2 Club Me2Club – Me2 Club / 0118 969 6369

Racism –
NSPCC www.nspcc.org.uk
UNICEF www.unicef.org.uk
Show Racism the Red Card www.theredcard.org

Children who don’t have a positive male role model in their life –
Chapter 2 HOME | chapter2

Children’s support with bereavement –
Daisy’s Dream www.daisysdream.org.uk

Maternity Services –
Maternity Action Home - Maternity Action
Sure Start Maternity Grants www.gov.uk

Drugs and alcohol Support –
Alana House www.pactcharity.org / 0300 456 4800

Eating Disorders –
Beat www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
YoungMinds www.youngminds.org.uk
F.E.A.S.T www.feast-ed.org

Children’s Birthdays –
Free Cakes for Kids Home (freecakesforkidsreading.org) (referral only through local agencies only)
First days for a present www.firstdays.net / 0118 921 9338 (referral only through local agencies only)

Internet safety –
ThinkUKnow www.thinkuknow.co.uk