Partners

Access help and support from the following organisations through Stronger Together:

  • Mapis Project CIC

    Mapis Project CIC provides engagement courses, training opportunities, mentoring services and accredited qualifications for vulnerable adults and disadvantaged young people. We work with adults at risk and young people from targeted groups to increase their confidence and employability. We specialise in fashion, design, hair & beauty and photography.

  • New Directions

    The Learning and Employment Service for Reading, providing part-time Adult Leisure Courses at four centres in Reading – teaching includes literacy, English language and basic maths. Also provides New Directions for Employment – a service which brings together the full range of facilities needed to guide and support you when you are looking for work. Job ...

  • Newbury College

    At Newbury College, we are committed to high quality learning opportunities for all individuals and employers in West Berkshire and the surrounding areas. We are very proud to have achieved certification in the Training Quality Standard. Along with IiP, the Matrix award, and Action for Inclusion this award confirms the high standard and quality of training ...

  • Reading Borough Council (RBC)

    The borough council has a huge range of duties and services that are fully detailed in its publications and on its website. Reading Voluntary Action works with different teams within the council in a range of ways to support or represent the Voluntary and Community Sector. The council leads on a range of community activities that partner ...

  • Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)

    This friendly and informal centre offers free first step learning opportunities to marginalised women from all minority ethnic communities and their pre-school age children through an on-site creche. Social activities and trips are organised from time to time to extend the range of experiences available to users and to foster friendships. The centre offers an information ...

  • Reading Community Welfare Rights Unit

    We offer specialist advice in relation to welfare benefits including appeals, and housing advice. We offer advice by appointment and helpline. Advice is free, independent, confidential and impartial. We no longer offer a drop-in service. Please note that due to changes to our service provision our opening hours will vary from month to month, so do ...

  • Reading UK CIC

    Reading UK CIC is the economic development company for Reading. It is an enterprise that brings together all those sectors that have an interest in sustaining Reading’s world class economy. The Company does this through a programme of economic development activities based on: Influencing policy Marketing, promotion and PR Co-ordination of stakeholders and skills for business Business investment, support ...

  • Reading Voluntary Action (RVA)

    Reading Voluntary Action promotes strength within Reading’s voluntary and community sector (VCS) by providing information, access to resources, volunteer recruitment and training to people who work in or with charities, community groups and voluntary organisations. We support voluntary sector representation on cross sector partnership initiatives in Reading. Our specialist advice for VCS organisations is provided individually ...

  • Royal Mencap Society (Mencap)

    Mencap is a national charity supporting people with a learning disability. We want a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. Everything we do is about making this world a reality. We are here to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and their families, and fight alongside ...

  • Smart Works Reading

    Smart Works is a UK charity that is focused on helping out-of-work women on low incomes get back into the workforce. We provide interview coaching, high quality interview clothes and styling advice. We help women to feel confident, look fabulous, succeed at their job interview and move on with their life. Women come to us when ...

  • The Real Business Club

    The Real Business Club (TRBC) was set up in 2009 by three business women, Dawn Edwards, Kate Lole and Isabel King, all based in the Thames Valley, to fulfil the need for high quality business advice from real people running real businesses. At TRBC the goal is to provide the appropriate level of advice in ...

  • West Berkshire Community Learning Centre

    The Community Learning Team at West Berkshire Council delivers courses and training to adults across West Berkshire to improve lives, widen opportunities, support families, and develop community.

  • Whitley Community Development Association

    Whitley Community Development Association is a grassroots charity based in the Whitley area of South Reading. Led by local residents, their aim is to work towards achieving everything that local people feel is required to make Whitley a nicer place to live. Their community plan is a living document which changes according to local need. ...

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