What do we do?
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 4 Charity Shops in Oxford Road,
Southcote, Sonning Common and Whitley. In addition we sell furniture to the public at our Furniture Shop Northumberland Avenue.
We also run a popular drop in lunch service for homeless or vulnerably housed people in Caversham.
In doing so we are also helping to protect the environment and reduce the needless dumping of good quality furniture.
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 actions 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.
White Goods Project
Watch this space as we develop an exciting new white goods project we are currently developing in memory of Rhod Chisholm a former member of the CCA team.
A New Look
our sites are all undergoing a dramatic transformation and new look - pop in and tell us what you think.
our website is also about have a long overdue overhaul - keep an eye out for the changes coming soon.
We have just relaunched our furniture repairs project enabling us to make minor repairs to furniture. Many thanks to Berkshire Community Foundation for their contribution towards this.