Since 1992 CCA has been providing essential household items for people in need in Reading and surrounding areas. We are an ecumenical Christian organisation based locally working with many denominations and working with people of all faiths and none.


CCA provides support for individuals and households in Reading who are in need of emergency furniture, bedding and kitchen items. We do this through reusing and repairing donations of furniture, clothing, bric-a-brac and household goods. We provide furniture and bedding and kitchen starter packs to our clients at greatly discounted prices. Our work is supported by our Charity Shops in Oxford Road, Southcote and Sonning Common. In addition we sell furniture to the public at our Furniture Shop Northumberland Avenue.

In doing so we are also helping to protect the environment and reduce the needless dumping of good quality furniture.

Drop-in Centre

We also run a popular drop in lunch service for people who are lonely, vulnerable, hungry, and in need of a safe space in Caversham Baptist Church, at 12-2pm, Wednesdays.

We also run an after school Cafe for families called CafeAlive at Grange Methodist Church, 3-4:30pm, Wednesdays.

Work Placements

In addition we support those with social, mental health, addiction or other issues who are looking to get back into paid employment. This is done through work placements at our charity shops and support centres located across Reading. We take referrals from a wide range of local organisations to provide meaningful opportunities to overcome barriers to employment.

‚ÄčTo access our Support Team please email or phone us on 01189 512 337