Our WCDA are working in partnership with: local residents and the Partnership Group, which includes; Community Groups, Charities, Local Business’, Faith Groups, Reading Borough Council, Local Primary & Secondary Schools; and the University of Reading. Together they aim to ensure the needs of everyone living and working in Whitley are met by: Providing a Community Cafe that is accessible to all, offering a safe place to meet with friends, a meeting space for organisations and the opportunity to engage in a number of activities and events identified by local people, as well as offering coffee/tea lunches and cakes, at affordable prices. Carrying out Research programmes (for example Transport/Financial Exclusion/Mental Health) within the area to ensure needs are better met in the future. Opening opportunities for children and young people to get involved with a number activities/events that they may not engage in otherwise. Working with local people and partners to create community activities, building confidence, encouraging new friendships, opening opportunities for volunteering and offering training courses to learn new skills, build self-confidence and aspirations for the future!