Bracknell Foodbank doesn't think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. The Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Please call 03 444 111 306 to speak to Bracknell Citizens Advice who are referral partners of Bracknell Foodbank and will be able to issue you with a food voucher if necessary.

Additional help may also be available from Bracknell Forest Community Hub on 01344 266911 or email

The Bracknell Forest Domestic Support Service, charges £9 per hour and can be contacted on 01344 383516 or 07518 749889 or e-mail

Befriending phone service

Bracknell Forest  friendly staff are available over the phone Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, for a chat about books or any enquiries.

We are happy to help with a variety of enquiries, including:

  • library book renewals
  • digital access
  • lockdown delivery service
  • membership
  • reading suggestions
  • or if you just need a chat - we are always here for you

 You can call the following libraries:

  • Bracknell Library - 01344 423149 (Monday to Saturday, except Wednesday)
  • Binfield Library - 01344 306663 (Thursday, Friday afternoon, 2.30-4pm, and Saturday only).
  • Crowthorne Library - 01344 776431 (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday only)
  • Sandhurst Library - 01252 870161 (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday only)
  • Whitegrove Library - 01344 424211 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only)



Bracknell Open Learning Centre 

Check out the range of work skills courses planned for autumn by Bracknell Forest Adult and Community Learning.

Based at Bracknell Open Learning Centre, the new programme offers a range of accredited courses in subjects such as business and customer service, as well as maths, English and IT. Alongside these are courses in health and safety, developing risk assessments and working in care, in addition to classes to support goal setting, motivation and understanding stress.

With a changing job market and the challenges we face as we emerge from the pandemic, looking after our well-being and making sure that our skills are up to date is vital. 

Read more: Bracknell Open Learning Centre | Adult Education

The Bracknell Open Learning Centre Facebook page continues to grow and it’s here that you can receive updates, news and useful information about the centre and Community Learning courses.  There is also a new Bracknell Open Learning Centre Family Learning Resources Group linked to this page and this private group has been set up to enable sharing of learning resources with families.  If you are interested in keeping up to date with news from the Open Learning Centre and Community Learning please visit and give us a like!  If you would like to join our Family Learning Resources Group and access teaching materials and interesting ideas to keep your child occupied this summer, please go to the main page as listed above and look for the Family Learning Resource Group and send us a request to join.

Read more: Bracknell Open Learning Centre | Family Resources Group