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The British Lung Foundation's London and the South Region currently supports Breathe Easy' and 'BLF Support' groups for those living with lung conditions, their family, friends and carers. The Helpline service offers free, confidential and impartial advice, information and support on a number of subjects…
West Berkshire Council is offering a new service for profoundly deaf people living in the district whose primary form of communication is British Sign Language. It will be a basic communication support service and will offer help to deaf people facing any communication difficulties such…
West Berkshire Council is offering a new service for profoundly deaf people living in the district whose primary form of communication is British Sign Language. It will be a basic communication support service and will offer help to deaf people facing any communication difficulties such as…
The direction the group takes will very much depend on what participants feel they need. Open to both carers and patients.
The Cardiomyopathy Association is a charity that provides information and support to families affected by the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy. This site has information on the main types of cardiomyopathy.  Services include a team of cardiomyopathy support nurses, information days around the country, support groups…
Care after Combat is dedicated in supporting veterans who are most vulnerable, who have fallen on bad times and need a helping hand back into civilian life.  Care after Combat's mission is to support veterans with alcohol and substance misuse problems and the reduction in numbers of…
Cluster headaches begin unexpectedly. They're much more painful than migraines or any other type of headache. They're called cluster headaches because sufferers usually get one to three of these attacks every day, for several weeks or months, before they subside. A pain-free period will follow,…
Local groups support and assist people (and their families) in many ways, whether diagnosed, or actively seeking diagnosis of coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH): organised cookery demonstrations hold meetings with medical experts fundraising campaigning hosting food fairs.
Highly experienced CBT therapist and integrative psychologist working with depression, all types of anxiety, OCD, trauma, substance misuse, trichotillomania and other bodily focused repetitive behaviours. Experience in working with people from all backgrounds and ethnicities including those on the autistic spectrum, with learning difficulties, transgendered…
NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) is a package of care for adults aged 18 or over which is arranged and funded solely by the NHS. Further information regarding eligibility is available on the NHS England website.
CRI is a social care and health charity working with individuals, families and communities across England and Wales that are affected by drugs, alcohol, crime, homelessness, domestic abuse and antisocial behaviour. Our projects, delivered in communities and prisons, encourage and empower people to regain control…
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…
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…
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.
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