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An Access to Work grant helps pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition so you can: start working stay in work start your own business How much you get depends on your circumstances.  The money doesn’t have to…
Adult Social Care West Berkshire Council's contact centre for Adult Social Care Telephone:01635 503050 or use our online Adult Social Care Enquiry form to request information and advice for yourself, or on behalf of someone else. Fax:  01635 503399 For out of hours social care emergencies only,…
Advocacy in West Berkshire is available to you if you are an older person, a carer, a person with a disability or a mental health illness. The service will help you to: access information and services, be involved in decisions, explore choices and options, defend and promote…
Mobility aids and equipment for the benefit of elderly people as well as disabled children and adults. Advice and guidance pages. VAT Relief on disability aids If you are disabled or chronically sick, you may well be eligible for VAT relief.  Most disability aids can be…
Living made easy is an impartial advice and information website about daily living equipment, assistive technology and other aspects of independent living.
For all your plumbing and heating requirements.  All aspects of plumbing and heating work such as all boiler servicing/maintenance/repairs, new boiler and heating system installations, plus all plumbing work. Qualified to work on gas, oil, LPG, warm air and rayburns/agas.  Swimming Pool Boiler Repairs/Maintenance.  
One-stop Alzheimers & Dementia shop for quality affordable products that have been carefully selected to assist people living with Alzheimers & Dementia.  For example: Wandering alarms Safety devices Activities & games Pill dispensers & organisers Telephones Talking products and much more.
Care and Support Needs Assessment Understanding your needs and circumstances to help you stay as independent as possible Before we can work out the best way forward in your situation, we'll talk to you to understand what you want and need. This may involve a discussion about resources in…
The council provides an assisted collection for residents who are unable to put their bin out for collection due to disability or infirmity.
Available from the Volunteer centre shopmobility offices, located at the bottom of Northbrook multi-story car park behind WH Smiths.  Find a range of products. The shop also has the ability to order products in from the catalogue to be delivered to the store for collection.
Assisted doorstep collections are available to elderly and less able residents who do not have any other family members to help them put their rubbish out on collection day. If you require assistance with placing your rubbish for collection then we may be able to help. Residents…
Advice and information on assistive technology for  people with dementia. Alzheimer's Society produce an excellent selection of useful factsheets.  
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…
Having regular interactions with other people can help to combat loneliness and improve quality of life, physical health and mental well-being, which is why we are recruiting and training volunteers to become befrienders. The Befriend West Berkshire project can help people who are/at risk of…
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…
If you are thinking about moving into a care home or arranging care for a relative or friend, you can find useful information and advice in the Berkshire Care Directory. The independent Berkshire Care Directory is a good first stop to also discover more about…
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