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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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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