The Drop In Centre

Our Drop In Centre is at the heart of what we do.

It offers a safe space to socialise, make friends, learn English, see a Caseworker, and get help finding work and volunteering.

Cost Neutral

We reimburse the travel costs for everyone attending the Drop In, so that it costs nothing for refugees and people seeking asylum to attend. This helps isolated and destitute refugees to attend, and encourages them to visit the town and access other local services.

A Safe Space

Our Drop In Centre offers a safe space for refugees and people seeking asylum to enjoy a cup of tea, socialise and make friends.

It helps refugees to build their support networks and integrate with the local community. It helps to combat loneliness and isolation, and improves mental health.

Learning English

Our team of brilliant volunteers help refugees practice and learn English at the Drop In through informal English conversation.

Refugees can practise and improve their English language skills, learn about UK culture, and get help with coursework. This builds their confidence, encourages integration and increases their employability.

Advice and Support

Refugees can speak to a Caseworker at our Drop In, getting free, confidential advice and practical help with anything from their immigration status, benefits, housing, healthcare and more.

As we reimburse travel costs for everyone at the Drop In, this means refugees can access this advice and support without any cost at all.

Help Finding Work

Our volunteers offer refugees help and advice on accessing education, building their skills, and finding work and volunteer opportunities.

Monday Drop In Centre

Our Monday Drop In is back open!

Time: 10.30am – 1pm
Address: Main Hall, RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS

Our Monday Drop In provides a safe space to socialise, make friends, learn English, see a Caseworker, hear the latest news, and take part in other social activities.

We reimburse the travel costs for attending the Drop In so that it doesn’t cost Refugees to attend.

The entrance to the Main Hall is at the back of the RISC building and is accessed via the alley to the right of World Shop on London Street.

Wednesday Drop In Centre

Our Wednesday Drop In is currently CLOSED due to COVID-19.

We are running an Online Drop In instead – Click Here To Find Out More

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Address: Reading Quaker Meeting House, 2 Church Street, Reading RG1 2SB

Our Wednesday Drop In provides a safe space to socialise, make friends, learn English, hear the latest news, and take part in other social activities.

We reimburse the travel costs for attending the Drop In so that it doesn’t cost Refugees to attend.

Seasonal Activities and Trips

We organise seasonal activities as part of the Drop In, including Christmas and Easter parties. We also organise a big annual trip for our clients, such as our recent day trip to Bournemouth.

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