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Our history

1970
1970

18 January – First exploratory meeting

First meeting 1970

First exploratory meeting for a new youth counselling service takes place. Those present include Richard Schardt (deceased), John Ashdown, Marjorie Mason and Alan Peacock.

1971
1971

18 January – Doors open

18 January – Doors open

Doors open at No5 Sackville Street

1971

72 clients in year one

In its first year, No5, Reading Area Youth Counselling Service, supports with 72 clients

1972
1972

Further publicity

No5 receives further publicity when invited to take part in a BBC television series, ‘Working with Youth’

1975
1975

More new clients

375 new clients came to No5

1979
1979

Preventative and educational work

Increasing amount of preventative and educational work – including social education groups in a number of secondary schools.