Resident News

Jobs fair success at Unity Centre

More than 80 people came along to a jobs fair at the Unity Centre, Brent, on 11 May. They had a chance to meet local employers and hear about current vacancies. They also learned how to develop their job hunting skills, with workshops on different topics and advice on education and training options and apprenticeships  More »

Unity Centre celebrates its 10 year anniversary

Catalyst, Councillors and the local community came together to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Unity Centre in Brent, at a special dinner with Caribbean food and entertainment from local musicians. From the free community gym to the Gener8 homework club and resident-led creative arts group, the Unity Centre has played host for a wide  More »

Fun in the sun to develop the Friary Park community

We’re working with the community at Friary Park to develop some initiatives to make the area an even better place to live. So on Saturday 8 April, we hosted an event with the Friary Park Residents’ Steering Group, to explore what residents want from the area. We met people of all ages, including families and  More »

Young people give old furniture a makeover in Ealing

Young customers of Catalyst and the London Borough of Ealing have been getting creative over spring half term. They’ve been giving old chairs in the disused chapel at St Bernard’s, in Southall, a new lease of life – with a bit of help from Goldfinger Factory and the Victoria and Albert museum. Making old furniture  More »

Jobs fair at Unity Centre on 11 May

We’re hosting a jobs fair at the Unity Centre, Brent, on 11 May, 12-4pm, in partnership with Brent Council, Hyde Housing, and Crisis. If you are trying to get into work and would like some help developing your job searching skills, our employment fair could be right for you. The fair is for local residents,  More »

Early May Bank Holiday office closure

Our offices are closed for May Day Bank Holiday on Monday 1 May. If you have an emergency repair, you can contact us by calling 0300 456 2099. You will automatically be transferred to our out-of-hours service. For queries that are not urgent, you can email us on Otherwise, please call us back on  More »

Outdoor yoga classes starting in Reading

In conjunction with our partners Yogi Wonderland, we are offering discount yoga classes to Reading residents. The classes take place outdoors every Monday, and start on Monday 8 May. Each session costs just £3! Yoga helps to improve balance and posture and is a great tool for improving flexibility, and managing stress. Yoga postures can  More »

It’s easier online: just Ask Catalyst

Do you have a question about your home, our services or your neighbourhood? You can now get your query answered quicker on Ask Catalyst. We’ve developed a knowledge base of almost 500 of your most frequently asked questions (and answers, of course), covering everything from repairs, rent, moving home, and much more. You can browse through  More »

Spaces available on our FREE parenting programme!

If you are a parent living in Reading, you are invited to join our FREE 13 week parenting programme, Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC). The SFSC programme starts on Tuesday 25 April. Classes take place at Reading College, Kings Road, RG1 4HJ. This is a fantastic opportunity for any resident who would like to improve  More »

Easter fun for young people at Havelock

Over 100 young people came to the Catalyst Easter fun day at Havelock on Wednesday 12 April, where we took the opportunity to find out what type of services for children and young people they would like to see in their area. Everyone who attended had a lot to say – most people told us that more provision  More »