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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Staff on the helpline can give you information on housing, legal, financial, council and other services related to domestic abuse. They can also arrange somewhere safe to stay if you are frightened to remain at home. BWA helpline advice is: Confidential – all conversations are…
Some of the services we provide: We provide short-term loans of medical equipment to people in need, including wheelchairs. Our therapeutic care volunteers help relax people in stressful situations through massage. Our transport service gives you independence if you can't get about easily by yourself.…
Advice and information on: care and support to older people, their families and carers paying for care home fees and choosing a care home top-up fees and if they should be paid benefits and entitlements coping with worsening health and getting help with things you…
Care after Combat is dedicated in supporting veterans who are most vulnerable, who have fallen on bad times and need a helping hand back into civilian life.  Care after Combat's mission is to support veterans with alcohol and substance misuse problems and the reduction in numbers of…
The Charity for Civil Servants has been providing help, advice and support to current, former, and retired civil servants since 1886. You can begin your application for assistance in one of the ways listed on the website: Note: Please note that the National Health Service, Armed…
The Cloisters is a male 25-bedded hospital set within a peaceful environment on the edge of Newbury. The unit offers inpatient rehabilitation to West Berkshire patients who require mental health rehabilitation to support them in increasing their recovery pathway and independence.
Available for support and information daily from 9.30 to 4.30pm.  The line is always answered by a bereaved parent. 
Following information available on the Crisis website: Help with housing Call Shelter's free Housing Advice Helpline on 0808 800 4444. It is open from 8am-8pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm on weekends. There is also a lot of information about housing on Shelter England's…
If you're worried about your memory, it's well worth talking to your doctor. They may be able to reassure you that you don't have dementia. However, if you know someone who has Dementia, this site will help you understand how best to support them, both physically and…
Support for victims of domestic abuse.  Refuge, resettlement, outreach and helpline offered. The West Berkshire Domestic Abuse Service provides the following services for women and men who are experiencing domestic abuse: Refuge placements Outreach one to one support (women and men) Independent Domestic Violence Advisor…
The helpline is run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for women experiencing domestic violence. All calls are confidential. Information and support Fully trained female workers and volunteers provide support, information and a listening ear. They can…
We support people experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time, as well as people at risk of developing psychosis. Psychosis affects the way someone believes, views and experiences things. It most commonly develops between late teens and early adulthood. Anyone can develop psychosis, and…

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