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Deaf people can text the emergency services on 999, but only if phones are registered for the service in advance. Don’t wait until you need to call, it will be too late. How to register Write an SMS text which just says “register” and send it…
Services provided: Advocacy Outreach services available (you will need to check if this can be provided in your area) Interpreting services
This “Dementia handbook for carers” aims to answer all the questions you may have if your family member has Dementia or the symptoms of it. These might include: • what can we expect in the future?• do we need to adapt our home or even…
The dementia guide is for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia. It will help you understand more about dementia and the treatments, support and services that are available. It includes information about how you can live as well as possible with dementia and about making plans for the…
Unforgettable company has joined forces with LiveBetterWith Find products, information and advice online to help people affected by dementia. The website is divided into simple categories with several guides to make it easier to find the right products for you.   The above information and much more is available on…
A website for younger people with dementia (people of working age) within Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire. The website publishes up-to-date information about regular events in the area which are relevant to younger people with dementia and their families / carers. There is access to information…
Admiral Nursing DIRECT is the Dementia UK national helpline and email service, provided by experienced Admiral Nurses and is for family and professional carers, people with dementia and those worried about their memory. It gives practical advice and emotional support to anyone affected by dementia.
Most dentists will treat people with special needs in their surgery. However, some people may not be able to get to their dental surgery because of a disability or medical condition. In this case, the dentist should refer the patient to a more specialised dental service.…
Symptoms, management, recipes etc Diabetes, a disease affecting blood sugar levels. Information on type 1 and type 2 diabetes, symptoms and treatments.
Find out about your rights as a disabled person in different areas of life, including employment, health and education.
Down2Us is a registered charity set up by volunteers to support children and families with Down Syndrome in West Berkshire. Striving to provide on-hand experience and information to carers, parents and families touched by those who have Down’s Syndrome. Information as provided on the Down's…
We support people experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time, as well as people at risk of developing psychosis. Psychosis affects the way someone believes, views and experiences things. It most commonly develops between late teens and early adulthood. Anyone can develop psychosis, and…

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Various attitudes and behaviours may indicate that a friend/relative has a problem with food or may have an eating disorder. People with an eating disorder may eat too much, eat very little, or refuse to eat. This is often because they feel unhappy, angry or distressed. …
A Soul Midwife can help to ease the anxiety and fear of death by offering time and a listening ear to the person who is dying, and to their loved ones. This is especially important as there are questions that people need to ask or things they need to…
Endometriosis devastates the lives of women and their families. Endometriosis UK helps them take back control by providing vital support services, reliable information and a community for those affected by endometriosis. We are a source of information and support Endometriosis UK provides free, reliable information about…
Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 600,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact. We…
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. The Mix organisation will help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk 24 hours a day via online,…
Look after your mental health and wellbeing with advice from experts explaining more about how to manage and improve your wellbeing.  Practical tips and the opportunity to develop a personalised action plan.   Information available on the NHS website.
Chiropody and nail services are regularly available twice a month and are held on Tuesdays or Fridays.  Please call to book an appointment 01635 41294 or 01635 40488
Falls prevention awareness is for everyone, at every age - visit West Berkshire Council's Public Health and Wellbeing webpage for lots of information. From the age of 50, we start to lose muscle and bone strength and balance and one in three people aged 65 and over, fall each year. Therefore…
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