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ABLEize is a non profit disability run website established to offer the UK’s largest collection of disability and special needs resources to ensure disabled people, their carer’s and family have access to contacts and online information.  Established in 2006 ABLEize was created and is run…
Find out about the range of voluntary sector organisations in West Berkshire and the wide variety of services and activities they provide.
The Chapel Row Community Service Group is a group of volunteers set up to help the elderly, the lonely and those in need, by such means as: Transport for those unable to use public transport to and from the dentist, chiropodist and optician, etc; hospital…
Jane’s philosophy is to help people to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible, Jane will do this by helping the individual with what they struggle with. If this means help cleaning, Jane will help you to do it but will…
The  European Union Disabled Parking Blue Badge Scheme provides parking concessions for people with severe walking difficulties who travel either as drivers or as passengers.  Blue Badges allow the holder concessions when parking.They're issued to individual applicants (you do not need to own a car), also…
The Bruce Branch of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust is a registered charity providing specially-designed, purpose-built, wide-beam canal boats, for hire for self-catering, self-steer holidays by disabled, disadvantaged or elderly people along with their family, friends or carers. Each boat has the highest quality…
Information about concessionary fares for eligible residents in West Berkshire: How to apply for an older person's bus pass and information regarding a disabled person's concessionary travel.
The Lions Club of Newbury hire a caravan at a holiday site on the South Coast.  Each year, needy families are provided with a much needed holiday.  Free transport to and from the site is provided by Lion members, all site fees are paid and some…
Millbrook Healthcare is an online store supplying a range of lifestyle products, accessories and aftercare solutions for all your healthcare needs, services include: Community Equipment Services Continence supply and home delivery service Telecare and Telehealth installations/Assistive technology Wheelchair - providing a full repair and maintenance…
Community Minibus Schemes (Handybus) Community minibus operators arrange trips to support local communities. The schemes are mainly focused on helping older people and people with mobility impairments, but they can be booked by other groups or organisations. The services are provided by charitable organisations across West Berkshire…
Elderly or mobility-impaired residents of West Berkshire may find it difficult to use public or private transport. The voluntary sector provide a number of schemes to help. Volunteer Car Schemes information from Volunteer Centre West Berkshire
Friendly coach trips with pick ups and drop offs in Reading area. Carer available if requested in advance for day trips to accompany, assist or push wheelchair for a reasonable charge.
Dimensions also provide: support for people living in their own homes or in shared housing support for people to find and maintain suitable accommodation a team of support advisors to help individuals and their families with a personal budget transition support for young people leaving school…
Dimensions provide: support for people living in their own homes or in shared housing support for people to find and maintain suitable accommodation a team of support advisors to help individuals and their families with a personal budget transition support for young people leaving school or…
Euan's Guide features disabled access reviews from disabled people and their friends and families. "The goal of Euan's Guide is to provide a friendly, honest & empowering alternative to hours of web searching and phone calls and most importantly remove the ‘fear of the unknown’…
Worldwide accessible tourism directory aimed at travellers with mobility limitations, elderly and all kinds of special needs, temporary or permanent, while on holidays.  
Specially selected dogs are trained to assist people with disabilities to carry out tasks they find difficult to do by themselves. The dogs are trained to suit the individual needs of the person, giving independence and companionship. Assistance dogs can be trained to work for…
Sales of mobility scooters, adjustable beds, rise and recline chairs, walking aids, stairlifts and daily living aids. Servicing of mobility scooters also carried out. Please make contact for a free, no obligation, demonstration in the comfort of your own home.
Some of the things the organisation may be able to help with: Domestic bills and domestic goods Counselling and support service Travel costs Further education and training Grants for Holidays or short term breaks Information and support for patients, families and carers
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