There are various teams within our youth service to support young people in Reading

Look out for our youth workers who are out and about in different locations in the community. They’re on hand to help you with any advice and info that you may need and can support you to make positive choices for yourself.

Where and when you can meet your youth workers

  • Wednesday

Whitley Youth Cafe 3.30 – 5.30pm, 252-260 Northumberland Avenue

  • Thursday

Avanti Cycling Project 5-7.30pm Coronation Square, Southcote

  • Friday

Grassroots Youth Club 5 – 7.30pm, Coley Community Club, Coley

Other teams and support

You may have heard of the following, or we may already be working with you through these services:

Reconnect youth team

If you you’d like support with drug or alcohol misuse, you’re pregnant or a parent at a young age, or if you feel you may be experiencing exploitation or need help around unsafe relationships, our Reconnect team can provide one to one support for you.

Reconnect work with young people aged 13–18 years and up to 25 years for people with a special educational need or a disability.

For more info, check this page.

Targeted youth support work

If you’re not fully engaged at school or college, feeling uninterested or uncertain about employment or training, or you’re finding yourself drawn into negative or anti-social behaviour, then our targeted youth support team can help you.

This team provides one to one support to help you make informed, positive choices and help you feel more in control of your future.

For more info, call on 0118 937 3641 option 5 or email.

Youth Offending Service (YOS)

If you are known to the police or you have been referred by children’s social care, YOS will work with you.

They’ll help you to understand how offending behaviour effects you as well as others and to avoid offending again.

See here for more information on this team and what happens if you are in trouble with the police.

How to get in touch

If you want to get in touch with the youth team you can call 0118 937 6545 or email

Back to Young People's Zone