Berkshire Women’s Aid Domestic Abuse Drop In

Please note the new time and location from 30th August 2017. Drop in will be every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm at following location:

Reading Voluntary Action (RVA), 3rd floor, Central library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ

You can also see us at Alana House, South Street, Reading Rg1 4RA on the second Wednesday of the month from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

For advice and support outside of the above days /times please call our Helpline on 0118 950 4003 or  contact us via our website (contact us page).


Press Release

BWA responds to Reading BC’s consultation on Domestic Abuse Support Services. Provision of refuges for victims is a national issue and should be funded nationally. Read More BWA Response to Reading Borough Council.

Thank you to the Reading Rotary Team for building additional storage at refuge

Additional refuge storage


BWA would like to give big ‘thank-yous’ to some of our wonderful fundraisers who have given their time for BWA.


Micro Focus Christmas Gift Donation 2017

Thank you to the staff at Micro Focus for their donation of children’s Christmas gifts


St James Church Finchampstead Christmas Donation

Thank you to the congregation of St James’ Church Finchampstead for their donation of Christmas gifts & treats, toiletries, baby items and bedding


Mary Hare School Shoe Box Donation

Thank you to Mary Hare School for their kind Christmas donation of shoe boxes for ladies and children in refuge


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Thank you to everyone who supported BWA at Reading Pride on Saturday 2nd  September 2017. A special thank you to Redlands WI who were fundraising for BWA at the event.


Welcome Packs NCS Programme

Thank you to the National Citizen Service Programme – Reading for the donation of welcome packs


Caversham Court - Community Quilt (1)

Thank you to all of those involved in the Caversham Community Quilt for raising £1144.45


Thank you to Preeti Verdi for raising £ 833.44 running the British 10k on 9th July 2017


Plant Sale & Coffee Morning 19-05-17

Thank you to all of those involved is raising £952 from Plant Sale and Coffee Morning in aid of BWA on 19th May


Thank you to Curves Gym for the huge donation of food and Wokingham Fire Brigade for assisting with the packing and delivering of food to our refuges


Thank you to Reading Othodontic Centre for their donation of welcome packs


Thank you to Reading Soup where BWA for their donation of £210.

Link below to Soup blog:

March Reading SOUP event: £210 donated to Berkshire Women’s Aid


Thank you to Reading Lions for their donation to Berkshire Women’s Aid


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The Inner Wheel Club who raised £600 for BWA



A BIG thank you to the volunteers from Cisco who donated their time last week gardening at our refuges, It was as great success despite the weather conditions!



Bearwood Lakes Golf Club Ladies section raised an amazing £7000


Thank you to all- your support and kindness is invaluable in supporting the work BWA do in the community