our BIG project - a new start for the homeless in Reading
Rotary International - A Century of Service
The Rotary Club of Reading

in conjunction with the
Reading Single Homeless Project (RSHP)

We are about to start on the most ambitious project in the history of Reading Rotary Club.


  • This project involves the acquisition of a freehold site in central Reading. We propose constructing seven purpose built bed-sit units for Reading homeless people.
  • A scheme has been prepared, planning permission has been granted and there is good support from Reading Borough Council.
  • The units will offer a second chance for local homeless people to start rebuilding their lives & with support from Reading Single Homeless Project (RSHP) we hope they will be able to move on to independent living within 18 months.
  • The properties will plug a gap in the system and with a regular turnover will help many people over the coming years.
  • In addition the property will serve as a long term asset which in time will generate a surplus income. This will be reinvested (100%) in the community through the local Rotary movement.

Peter Webb - Project Director
“This project is the biggest and most ambitious project that the Rotary Club of Reading has ever been involved in. It seems wholly fitting that in our Centenary Year we are beginning this project that will leave a lasting point of hope for the homeless for decades to come.”

Peter Webb Project Director

Reading Single Homeless Project