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Find out about what is available  There are a number of ways to be more physically active in our district. For more information on the list of activities available visit West Berkshire Council's Physical Activities webpage. 
These are classes designed to help people either manage or recover from an existing condition, or to help those at risk of developing one. Classes are held at Leisure Centres in Berkshire Please ask your GP or Practice Nurse for a referral form and information.
At a certain age – it varies depending on where you live - young people getting help from Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) must move onto Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS). This is called transition and is a big change. At YoungMinds find answers…
What is Al-Anon? Someone else's drinking can affect your life - be it a relative or friend, male or female. Al-Anon Family Groups hold regular meetings where members share their own experience of living with alcoholism. Al-Anon does not offer advice or counselling, but members…
Information about AA meetings in the Thames Valley area, who to call or email for help if you think you might have a problem with alcohol and general information about Alchoholics Anonymous. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience,…
We are continually seeking ways to improve the quality of life for people with allergy, intolerances and sensitivities by offering as much information as possible.   We work closely with GPs and Primary Health Care Services by providing up to date information and training in…
The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes. Dementia is progressive, which means the…
Come and have your say! Encouraging people with dementia to speak out about issues affecting their lives.
For anyone affected by dementia. Ask for advice, share information, join in discussions and feel supported. A lot of valuable information is available.
Arthritis is not a life sentence, but it can be life changing. Simple daily tasks can become difficult and painful, while managing family life and juggling work can be exhausting.  Adjusting isn’t always easy. But there are many people, services, products and benefits that can…
ARTHRITIS MATTERS is based in Reading, and is here to provide support to those who suffer from arthritis. If you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with arthritis, then why not find out more about us? We are here to help everyone…
Beechcroft House shares a site with West Berkshire Community Hospital and is home to the Older Adults Mental Health service, Memory Clinic and Home Treatment team.  This Department is managed by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Mental health assessments and ongoing care is provided if you…
Free support, information and advice for those affected by asbestos related disease and their carers/families.  A friendly person for you to talk to. Join us for tea and a friendly chat on the last Wednesday of every month in Reading. At these meetings we can…
The Berkshire Autism Alert Card is available free of charge to anyone with a formal diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition. The scheme is managed by Autism Berkshire on behalf of the alert card working group. All applications must be accompanied by a copy of…
If you can't find a service within our directory for what you are looking for, please try the Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust by clicking on the link below.
Information and support to live independently and safely. Berkshire Vision provide vital practical and emotional support to visually impaired people and their families, we have a children’s activity club, social clubs and a full range of sporting activities for all ages. You can find a comprehensive Resource Centre…
In Berkshire West the CCG is responsible for Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire. It works with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and South Central Ambulance Service to ensure people living and working in the area are provided with the most appropriate, relevant…
Support, reassurance and practical information for people with a colostomy. Support and advice for colostomates, their families and their carers Email and 24hr telephone helpline Comprehensive advisory literature and quarterly magazine Visits for those who need it
For information leaflets and advice on: prevention symptoms tests conditions treatments recovery
Website providing Easy Read information and advice for people with learning disabilities, their families and carers. 
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