R-Trans (Transgender Group)

R-Trans is the only support group covering Reading, Berkshire and the surrounding areas for those who seek support and friendship through transitioning.

As Reading’s longest-running Trans inclusive support and social group, we’ve built a trusted rapport with our members based on trust, sensitivity and respect, being a fully inclusive and supportive service.

What is R-Trans?

R-Trans is Reading’s only social and support group for like-minded people who identify under the Trans* umbrella as Transgender, Transsexual, Transvestite or as Gender Fluid.

R-Trans meetings take place in a safe and secure location at our wellbeing centre, located at 15 Castle Street in Reading.

Your privacy is of utmost importance. Our support group is based on mutual understanding and respect. If you wish to use an alternative and more suitable name, you’ve welcome to. We never disclose the details of attendees of our groups, or post any online content without explicit prior permission. We understand the need of secrecy – any concerns, let us know!

Free tea, coffee and biscuits are available throughout the meeting!

We can offer changing facilities, please let us know when you arrive!

We wish all visitors to feel able to be completely comfortable in themselves, and we would expect our visitors to respect the views of other people within the group at all times.

Should you have an questions about R-Trans, please contact us.

Our support groups are completely free. If you wish to donate to the running costs of the event, please feel welcome to make a small donation at one of the donation pots available across the centre!

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Our next events are scheduled for:

Our monthly meeting for our trans* friends, their partners and allies
Our monthly meeting for our trans* friends, their partners and allies
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Last night we had a very generous donor who helped push us to meet our target. This means so much to the team here at Support U. The volunteers love working here. They love everything about the organisation. And now they feel a little bit more special because you all helped to get us to the target. You also made our more vulnerable clients feel a lot safer knowing we will be able to continue.

As the campaign was for the whole of July, we have raised the total to £15,000. This allows for those who have told us they was organising a bake sale etc on our behalf. The extra money raised will go towards the boring bills, but they need paying unfortunately. Even charities aren't totally exempt from paying the electricity bills.


So if you was going to donate, please continue to do so. This is an all year round organisation. We could always do with a little extra to get us through the tough times. Just as you lovely people have done with this campaign.

Kind regards
All of the Support U Family
PS. We are buzzing 🙂
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