Chainreaction is a community-based day opportunities service based at the Emmanuel Church, 448 Oxford Road, Reading, RG30 1EE, which works with and supports disabled people to develop self confidence, friendships, personal skills and independence. It is a non-profit organisation which is part of the Kingsley organisation.
Telephone: 0118 959 9650
Oxford Road Community Garden (ORCG)
The garden is an oasis in West Reading for local residents, workers and schools. A pond, a wildlife area, open lawn space, shaded corners and some small allotments make up most of the garden. There is a small cabin that can be used for meetings in the summer.
The Silvers' Workshop
The Silvers’ Workshop is part of the men’s shed movement, a voluntary organisation for older men who would like to learn fresh skills, finding purpose and companionship. The shed in Hilcot Road is a friendly, welcoming place involving tools for wood and metalwork, and things often of more interest to men than women.
Telephone: 0118 959 9971
103rd Oxford Road Scout Group
Oxford Road Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG)
Oxford Road Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) is a multi-agency problem-solving body focused on tackling the top priorities as identified by their communities.
NAGs are made up of volunteer representatives bringing together organisations and partners like residents, police, local authorities, businesses and schools.
They plan on behalf of the community to improve community safety and reassurance, reduces crime, disorder, disproportionate fear of crime, and local traffic issues being key to the success of neighbourhood policing.
Reading Voluntary Action
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.
RVA publishes a variety of online resources, including a directory of organisations, along with news and information.
Telephone: 0118 937 2273