Reading Your Way

Closed 28 Feb 2017

Opened 7 Dec 2016


The Council is under extreme financial pressure as a result of cuts in Government funding, while facing an increasing demand for essential services for vulnerable children and adults.
Unfortunately, this means we must make some very difficult decisions to ensure we can continue to meet our statutory duties – this includes a proposal to end Council funding of Reading Your Way from April 2017.

Why we are consulting

We are seeking views form service users and other stakeholders to understand:

  • the impact withdrawing this funding from Reading Your Way will have and
  • how we can best support people with mental health problems, their carers and family members to access other community based mental health, social and welfare support services (including the new Reading Recovery College).

We will be meeting with Your Way service users and others who feel they are affected by this proposal at 1A Rupert Square, Reading RG1 3HE on:

  • Friday 9 December 2016from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
  • Monday 16 January 2017 from 11.30am to 12.30pm

Your Way service users who are known to Adult Care will be supported through an individual review.

This consultation will run from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Tuesday 28 February 2017.

A report on the response to this consultation will be made at the Council’s Adult Social Care Children’s Services and Education Committee on 20 March 2017.

What is the Reading Recovery College?

Compass Day Opportunities was re-launched as Compass Recovery College (CRC) at the beginning of September following a consultation with service users and other stakeholders.
Most people who took part in the consultation were in favour of a “Recovery College Model” and had lots of ideas about how this could be developed in Reading. 
Compass, New Directions and Sport in Mind are now working in partnership to offer a range of sessions, including recovery based courses and volunteer led social activities.
The College is continuing to be developed in line with feedback, resources and demand. See for more details.


Please contact us on 0118 937 2383, if you:

  • Would like to receive a paper copy of the consultation questionnaire
  • Need support to understand or complete the questionnaire
  • Would like a Council officer to attend a group meeting to explain this proposal

What happens next

A report on the response to this consultation will be made at the Council's Adult Social Care, Children's Services and Education Committee on 20 March 2017.


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