Monday drop-in

Every Monday we open our doors and offer a safe space for people to enjoy a cup of tea, socialise and make friends.

Our team of brilliant volunteers also help refugees practice and improve their English language skills through informal conversations. This builds confidence, encourages integration and increases their employability.

Time: 10:30am – 1pm

Address: RISC Hall, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS

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.

Photo of students in an English class

Wednesday drop-in

Our Wednesday drop-in solely focuses on informal English lessons. Some of our volunteers are retired languages teachers. This is a great opportunity for our clients to improve their English and socialise.

Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Address: Reading Quaker’s Meeting House, 2 Church St, Reading RG1 2SB

Friday drop-in

Time: 2pm-4pm

Address: Atrium Café, Greyfriars Church, Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EH

Our Friday drop-in is held at one of our Sanctuary Cafes.

Led by volunteers and our staff, the drop-in is a place for refugees and people seeking asylum to connect with a variety of organisations and resources.

Each week we organise for our clients to meet with relevant charities, statutory agencies, potential employers, and be signposted to specialist services.
Every other week there is an opportunity for refugees to meet with a representative from the local authority for help with finding longer term accommodation.

The Friday drop-in is also the place where clients can meet people from our Befriending Service.

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