Alana House celebrates six years and a new corporate partnership

PACT’s Alana House, a women’s community project in Reading has lots to celebrate this month; turning six years old and a new corporate partnership with The Body Shop in Reading.

Alana House uses a holistic approach to provide early intervention and prevention support for vulnerable women and those at risk of offending. In 2015/16 it helped more than 260 women.

Alana House service users, Reading Mayor Cllr Sarah Hacker, staff and other professionals attended a birthday party to celebrate six years of the project, which also runs a satellite service in West Berkshire.

Alana House is also celebrating a new partnership with The Body Shop in Reading Oracle. Now in its 40th year, The Body Shop began with Anita Roddick's passionate belief that businesses can be used to create a better world. The Reading store has recently been refitted and re-launched and Natausha Van Vliet, Director of Business Development at PACT went along to the official opening.

Razna Khatun, Store Manager at The Body Shop, Reading said: “The Body Shop in Reading have partnered up with Alana House. The team will commit to volunteering at Alana house at their drop-in sessions in the summer.”

Kathryn Warner, Communities Manager at PACT said: “There are great things going on at Alana House this month, we enjoyed celebrating our sixth birthday and can’t wait to welcome The Body Shop staff to offer our ladies a pamper session at one of our drop-ins.

“Drop-in sessions run three times a week and offer the ladies a wide range of activities and the chance to have a cuppa and a chat with other women.”

Alana House is just one of charity PACT’s two community projects, it also runs Bounce Back 4 Kids which supports families affected by domestic abuse. The charity also runs an Outstanding-rated adoption service which includes therapeutic support.

To find out more about Alana House click here. If you’d like to discuss becoming a corporate partner of PACT please contact Laura Davison, Fundraising Manager at PACT (