RAN is Safe + Sound

Safe + Sound! Reading Advice Network are proud to announce that we have achieved the “Safe + Sound governance mark”, assessed and awarded by Reading Voluntary Action to those voluntary organisations in the Reading area that meet the criteria for good goverance. The RAN Board had to prove that we … Read More

Quality without worry

Improvements to our Quality Standards RAN’s Board of Trustees have reviewed our RAN Quality Standard, and following feedback from our assessors and from RAN Members who have undertaken the Standards, we’ve made it a bit easier to provide evidence to achieve those Standards. No, we haven’t comprised the quality of … Read More

Universal Credit, discredited?

The forthcoming RAN Forum “Universal Credit: six months in” couldn’t be coming at a more fortuitous time. The Guardian published an article on 12th May about the complexity of UC and how many claims are failing because of that: theguardian.com/society/2018/may/12/one-in-five–turned-down-for-universal-credit-rules-too-complex “Ministers have already been forced to slow down the rollout … Read More

RAN’s 4th Forum

RAN’s Fourth Forum – Homelessness in Reading   The fourth Forum on 15th March 2018 included presentations by two RAN members about their work with clients who are homeless or who, but for their work, would be homeless. Reading Borough Council’s Homelessness Prevention Unit also gave a presentation on the … Read More