Meet the Alana House team

Our team are all experienced and dedicated professionals who are passionate about supporting women to make positive changes in their lives and achieve their goals.

To contact the team, please call 0118 921 7640 or email


Family support worker


“I enjoy my role at Alana House as I get to be part of a supportive journey alongside women who are experiencing complex needs. I get to see them improve their lives and accomplish positive changes”


Alana House administrator


“What I enjoy about my role is meeting new people each day and seeing how the Alana House team make an impact on people’s lives.”


Women’s support worker


“I enjoy my role at Alana House as I love the sense of community at the centre and seeing women from all different backgrounds and cultures coming together to empower each other and make positive changes to their lives.“


Alana House manager


“I feel privileged to have my role at Alana House. I have been aware of Alana House for many years and the creative and professional work the staff provide to help support vulnerable women. My aim is to work with the staff team and use my skills and knowledge to help develop the services Alana House provide.”


Support worker


“I enjoy making a difference in a service user’s life.”


Communities database officer


“I like working with databases and compiling reports that show the fantastic achievements of the communities services and the impact of the work that my colleagues do!”


Support worker


“Hands down my favourite part of my role is seeing a woman for the first (or in a long!) time achieve something or discover an opportunity she never thought was possible or open to her. To sit in a room with a woman who feels more in control of her life and her choices is a total privilege.”


Support worker


“I enjoy supporting people to overcome their barriers and help them to see their true potential to the point where they no longer require support services anymore.”

Volunteering At Alana House Reading

PACT is enormously grateful for the time, skills and talents given freely by the range of volunteers working with us today. The families we work with and the whole workforce benefit from the life experience and generosity that our volunteers bring to their work. 

“From the get-go, getting to know service users and being able to understand their needs and then learning how best to support them was one of the most enjoyable aspects. Volunteering with PACT taught me more than I ever expected it to. I believe that equally these clients helped me develop and learn as much as I helped them. It was the perfect way to spend my time and I valued every minute of it. “ An Alana House volunteer 

Our volunteering opportunities at Alana House Reading include roles supporting women with specific skills, for example opening a bank account, supporting with group work and we are particularly keen to hear from women with lived experience who feel that are in a place where they are able to support others.

Find out more about volunteering

Support us

PACT could not continue its vital work with vulnerable women without your support. Whether you are an individual, part of a group, a company, a church or a school there are many ways in which you can help us make a difference.

Find more information on fundraising ideas and how to make a donation to PACT and Alana House.

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