Alana House Reading
Alana House is a holistic hub where women can access support from different agencies in a friendly, safe trauma-informed environment. Agencies we work closely with include IRiS drug and alcohol service, CommuniCare, which provides welfare rights advice, and Reading Borough Council which runs parenting classes.
We run regular themed open sessions where women can take part in activities which encourage self-reflection, and which also provide opportunities to meet professionals from partner organisations that can also offer support. They are also a chance for relaxation and to try something new!
Open sessions run on:
- Monday 12.30pm - 2.30pm: Employment, education and training themed
- Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm: Emotional, health and well-being themed
- Thursday 12.30pm - 2.30pm: Love Me, Love Life themed
Alana House Reading also provides a crèche facility, accommodating children up to the age of 5 years old.
The crèche provides children with somewhere stimulating and safe to play and be cared for whilst their mother utilises the other facilities at Alana House. It is staffed by qualified NVQ early years practitioners who work with each child on an individual basis. Currently, the crèche is open on Wednesday and is free of charge for women registered with Alana House. Please call in advance to check opening hours and availability.
Alana House West Berkshire
West Berkshire drop-ins are held ad hoc - these will be advertised or please call 0118 9217640 for details.
The Alana House West Berkshire team work with a variety of other partners to provide a varied programme covering education, training and employment. These focus on providing support and development opportunities within the safe Alana House environment.