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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Community Support Hub for information and advice in West Berkshire please follow this link. Call 01635 503579 or email: westberksbct@westberks.gov.uk  Mon to Thurs 8.30am to 5.00pm, Fri to Sun 8.30am to 4.30pmAdvice for residents downloadable leaflet. There is a central point of contact…

Going to work after mental health issues

If you've had a mental health problem and been off or out of work, you may worry about going back. You may be concerned about how your colleagues will react, for example, or that you won't be able to cope. But most people find that…

Health for the homeless

'Maria' started taking drugs just at the weekends, but her habit grew until she was spending all her wages on drugs. Eventually she lost her job and her flat. She slept in parks and churchyards, and her health deteriorated. Maria's story is not unusual: homelessness…

Is work good for your health?

Work is good for your bank balance but bad for your health, right? Wrong. The characteristics of work - activity, social interaction, identity and status - are proven to be beneficial for our physical and mental health. Recent research shows that people in work tend…

Preparing for Adulthood

West Berkshire Council want all their young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities to make a successful transition to adulthood, including Paid employment, wherever possible Living as independently as possible Having good physical and emotional health Being part of their community Having friends and relationships…

Transition planning for disabled young people

Until the age of 18, the care of children with long-term health conditions is the responsibility of child health and social care services. From 18, they are usually the responsibility of adult services. Between the ages of 16 and 18, the child will start a…
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