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Sources of help from WBC if you, or someone you care for, feels vulnerable. Help yourself feel safer in and around your home.  
Nationwide Building Society offer a free and confidential service to help customers, and their carers, manage their Nationwide accounts when they’re going through challenging times. It might be that you need to talk through your finances because you’re living with, or recovering from, an illness…
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
The UK's leading provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families. We aim to provide practical assistance and solutions to make a real difference to the lives of members of the fire service community. We…
Wellbeing in mind programme offering short courses in art, cookery, sewing, pottery, dancing and stress management. For an up to date list of the current courses visit the website.
Support Line (previously known as Get Connected) is the free helpline for young people, who know they need help but don't know where to find it.  Talk by phone, email and webchat any day of the year. The Helpline Volunteers are fully trained to support each…
Compulsive gambling is recognised as an emotional illness. Living with this illness can prove a devastating experience. Family relationships can become unbearably strained. The home can be filled with bitterness, frustration and resentment. 
Thrive is a small national charity, founded in 1978, that uses gardening to change the lives of disabled people. Thrive uses gardening to help people regain confidence, build self esteem and motivation, feel better physically and mentally and create new social networks. The majority of…
Guidance and advice to help you prepare for an assessment. Moodzone - tips and advice from NHS Choices to boost mental health Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life - this information, which…
NOTE: Due to ongoing refurbishment GP appointments may be reduced due to the lack of rooms available. Reading Walk-in Health Centre provides patients with additional choice and access to healthcare in Reading. Open to registered and unregistered patients without an appointment. From blood pressure checks…
If you’re homeless, living in a hostel or have difficulties accessing mainstream health services, you can visit clinics in Reading and speak to a member of the Health Outreach Liaison Team (HOLT). If the team is unable to help you they will ensure you are referred to…
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…
A hearing dog changes a deaf person’s life on many levels. Deafness can be a very isolating and lonely disability; a hearing dog can offer increased independence, greater confidence, companionship and a feeling of security. A hearing dog and their deaf recipient need to be…
The It’s My Life Self-Advocacy group also known simply as IML, is a group for adults with learning disabilities in West Berkshire.  There are approximately 45 members with a small Core group who meet weekly to discuss issues that affect them; changes in government; get…
Visit the website for excellent information to support the wellbeing of jockeys. Some of the services and information provided: Careers advice and coaching Personal development plans Training Grants and scholarships Also vist the Injured Jockeys Fund website for information about funding for the right support for jockeys…
West Berkshire Learning Disability Partnership Board Big meetings are held for adults with learning disabilities, carers, parents, adult social care, service providers and community support groups.  
Graft offers information, advice and guidance to disabled and disadvantaged people looking for employment or wanting to return to work. Support with: CV writing and updating Training in confidence building and work skills Volunteering opportunities and job searches Interview skills Specialist support is also offered for…
Macmillan have produced a range of easy read booklets useful for anyone who finds it hard to read. Visit the website to read or order the booklets using the links below. You can also see easy read information about cancer produced by other organisations.
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