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DeafHope is the only sign-language based service designed to help Deaf women and children who suffer domestic violence.  Deaf women are more at risk of domestic abuse than hearing women.  When sign language is the main way you communicate it can be very hard to…
Whether you have just been diagnosed or have a long-term eye condition we offer a range of services to help living with sight loss: Independent living – housing issues, welfare rights and financial advice Technology – assistive technology advice and information Work – finding work,…
Information, advice and support to victims and others who are concerned about or have witnessed abuse. A major point to remember – whether you are personally coping with abuse or whether you are concerned about the abuse of another – is that you are not…
These are classes designed to help people either manage or recover from an existing condition, or to help those at risk of developing one. Classes are held at Leisure Centres in Berkshire Please ask your GP or Practice Nurse for a referral form and information.
Trained counsellors give free confidential advice and talk through the various options from residential rehab, counselling, outpatient programmes and support groups. Help and support for families.
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…
Adult Social Care West Berkshire Council's contact centre for Adult Social Care Telephone:01635 503050  Email:   ccenquiries@westberks.gov.uk Fax:  01635 503399 For out of hours social care emergencies only, please contact the Emergency Duty Team: Tel: 01344 786543  Email:  edt@bracknell-forest.gov.uk Fax: 01344 786535 Sensory Needs Team Support for…
What is Al-Anon? Someone else's drinking can affect your life - be it a relative or friend, male or female. Al-Anon Family Groups hold regular meetings where members share their own experience of living with alcoholism. Al-Anon does not offer advice or counselling, but members…
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,…
A safe place where women are accepted and valued regardless of age, ethnicity or faith.  We offer many different services including: A comfortable, friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. Hot meals and drinks all day! Ongoing creative arts and craft  Days out on organised trips Local support…
Offering friendship and companionship to all those who have experienced a bereavement in the past, or have to come to terms with a terminal diagnosis for themselves or a loved one, the group leader Judith is a trained bereavement counsellor through Cruse Bereavement Care.   Meetings…
Beechcroft House shares a site with West Berkshire Community Hospital and is home to the Older Adults Mental Health service, Memory Clinic and Home Treatment team.  This Department is managed by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Mental health assessments and ongoing care is provided if you…
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…
A dedicated team of befriender/support volunteers will provide practical and emotional support to those aged over 25 who feel isolated and are or have been affected by cancer. For the most part this involves lending a listening ear.  Allowing people with cancer the chance to talk openly…
Befriending service for over 50’s, who may have a mild learning disability, depressive illness and physical disabilities including those who live alone and are/at risk of becoming socially isolated.  The aims of this service: Befriending and learning opportunities to those who are at risk of becoming…
Sometimes the security of knowing somebody is there to call upon, should you need them, is enough - volunteers visit or call as often as you request.
Many people find themselves alone for one reason or another, or are isolated, perhaps due to illness or disability.  They just don’t get out as often as they would like or see as many people as before. A volunteer with matching interests and personality will be…
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…
Grants available to people in financial hardship who need essential equipment, such as a wheelchair, or help to get over a short term hurdle, such as an illness. Support & Advice:  Friendly and non-judgemental support and advice on a wide variety of issues given to anyone who…
Berkshire Grandparents Support Group is a safe supportive space for grandparents and close family members who have little or no contact with their grandchildren due to difficult family situations. We aim to support you and help you find practical ways to deal with the impact…
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