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Advocacy in West Berkshire is available to you if you are an older person, a carer, a person with a disability or a mental health illness. The service will help you to: access information and services, be involved in decisions, explore choices and options, defend and promote…
Available from the Volunteer centre shopmobility offices, located at the bottom of Northbrook multi-story car park behind WH Smiths.  Find a range of products. The shop also has the ability to order products in from the catalogue to be delivered to the store for collection.
Care in the home The Red Cross helps thousands of people following a short stay in hospital and prevents unnecessary hospital admissions by providing extra support and care at home. The support offered by our volunteers can smooth the process of settling back into a…
Making sure you get home and recover safely after a stay in hospital. Before you leave, hospital staff should talk to you to work out any difficulties you might face at home when you are discharged.  If you need a package of care to be…
This Newbury based Enablement Unit providing members with opportunities to build friendships and participate in varied life skill activities. The well-equipped gym is managed by experienced staff with specialist knowledge in helping with disabilities and improving mobility. A flexible choice of support is offered to members both…
Going into hospital, even for a short stay, can be worrying for you and those that depend on you. There's help available for things you might be concerned about, such as transport, benefits and care for others or pets in your absence. Further informationis available…
Having Your Say About Health and Social Care Your Local Healthwatch allows people to shape the development and delivery of health and social care services by listening to your views.  Healthwatch West Berkshire’s role is to gather views, listen, report and take your voice to…
Helping you recover safely and securely in your own home after returning from hospital is the aim of PPP Taking Care’s Home from Hospital care service. The service consists of a 24/7 personal alarm service with pendant alarm, medical helplines and a regular wellbeing call.…
Therapies on Thames offer an extensive range of occupational and physical therapy services, the following are just a sample: Physiotherapy  -  Chartered physiotherapists are able to produce a regime that best suits your needs. Whether rehabilitating from an injury, or recent illness, or looking to improve your…
Helping adults to return home from hospital  safely and in a timely way Coming home from hospital can be a difficult and worrying process.  The Maximising Independence Team work to make sure that your return home from hospital is safe and timely.We work closely with adults…
MedicAlert® provides a life-saving identification system for individuals with hidden medical conditions and allergies. Membership offers peace of mind, in an emergency, first responders will have secure access to your vital medical details, from anywhere in the world.
SCAS operates the non-emergency Patient Transport Service (PTS) in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire providing transport for people who are unable to use public or other transport due to their medical condition, and include those who are: attending hospital outpatient clinics being admitted to or…
Service is delivered to all adult patients (over 16) with a learning disability The Learning Disability Liaison Nurse is a central contact at the hospital for families, service users, carers, community health and social welfare professionals and housing providers. The LD liaison nurse: Facilitates reasonable adjustments…

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Different Strokes is a registered charity providing a unique, free service to younger stroke survivors throughout the United Kingdom. Different Strokes helps stroke survivors of working age to optimise their recovery, take control of their own lives and regain as much independence as possible by…
The Centre is a very specialised gym, equipped with power-assisted exercise equipment, for the benefit of people who suffer from a wide range of disabling conditions. Exercise is proven to help many conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, parkinsons and arthritis. With specialist power assisted…
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