What We Do

Alana House, in Reading, provides an inclusive and non-judgemental space where women who find themselves in a vulnerable position or with complex needs are welcome.

Alana House supports and enables women to address particular behaviours and assess life circumstances that may have put them in a vulnerable position or at risk of offending.

Alana House meets women at their point of need and support them to identify and work towards individual goals. We support women through individual keywork, group work, drop-in sessions, outreach, partnership with specialist agencies and partner agency led courses and information sessions. Alana House also enables women to access practical help with washing, shower facilities, food supplies and computer use.

Women are offered information and support in line with the nine pathways to reducing re-offending to help empower them to make positive life changes, develop new skills and create new opportunities.

The nine pathways are:

  • Accommodation
  • Attitudes, thinking and behaviour
  • Children, families and relationships
  • Domestic abuse, violence and rape
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Education, training and employment
  • Finance, benefits and debt
  • Health and well-being
  • Sex working/prostitution

Alana House works in partnership with many agencies. Find out more.

See our programme of drop-in sessions and activities here.