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West Berkshire Training Consortium is a not for profit provider who contracts with the Govenment Education Funding Agency and Skills Funding Agency. We provide a wide range of opportunities for 16 - 24 year olds and adults as funded by the Government. This includes: EFA…
There are 3 things you must do in the first few days after someone dies. Get a medical certificate from a GP or hospital doctor. You’ll need this to register the death. Register the death within 5 days. You’ll then get the documents you need…
In general, wheelchair services are available to people of all ages who have a long-term need for mobility help. However, the specific criteria for whether you're eligible are decided locally and will vary depending on where you live.  Before you can be offered a wheelchair,…
Caring Comes First Mobility for wheelchairs, both self-propelled and attendant wheelchairs, both chairs fold up so that they can be transported in a car,foot rests are included in the hire. Also aids and equipment. Information sourced from website.  
The aim of Freedom Wheelchair Skills training is to help people become more confident in using a wheelchair, become less dependent on others and to show people how to overcome everyday environmental challenges.
A West Berkshire Council managed residential home providing specialist support to people with dementia. If you would like to arrange a visit to view the home, please call ahead to make an appointment.
When someone dies, you may be able to apply for a ‘grant of representation’. This gives you the legal right to deal with the person’s property, money and possessions (their ‘estate’). The right to deal with the estate of someone who has died is called…
You only need to claim once. After this, you should get it automatically each year, as long as your circumstances do not change. The payment is made directly into your bank account in November or December. Stay Warm this winter - advice from Independent Age…
CLUB MEETINGS - Most club meetings feature a demonstration about turning by an invited guest or club member. The group also have club nights, with a number of lathes being operated by members demonstrating various techniques and projects. There is a club shop selling sandpaper, finishing…
The Mens Shed – a place where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace in a workshop in Reading.  A place of leisure where men come together to share skills, although it…
Default retirement age (formerly 65) has been phased out - most people can now work for as long as they want to. Retirement age is not the same as State Pension age which can be between 61 and 68, depending when someone was born and…
Come along and join this social event. 
Relaxed sessions for all abilities, join in for as long as you like. YOGA - Mondays 2.00pm – 3.00pm, Meadway Leisure Centre, Conwy Close, Reading RG30 4BZ BADMINTON  – Wednesdays 1.00pm – 2.00pm, Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire RG1 8EQ Also in THEALE…
Crossroads Care Reading recognises that many young people have a caring role within a family situation where there is someone who is disabled or with a long-term illness. Young Carers often miss out on schooling, social events or normal activities due to their role. This…
It can be rewarding to care and help your family cope but you should still be able to relax and have some fun, which is what West Berkshire's Young Carers Project is all about. We can help by... reducing the amount of caring you have to…
This helpful step by step guide is for people who have care and support needs, their carers and people who are planning for their future care needs. 
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