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Health for the homeless

'Maria' started taking drugs just at the weekends, but her habit grew until she was spending all her wages on drugs. Eventually she lost her job and her flat. She slept in parks and churchyards, and her health deteriorated. Maria's story is not unusual: homelessness…

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

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Information for Providers (including Free Entitlement)

This Page is for Childcare providers EY3 form to tell Ofsted about certain changes to individuals, including names, addresses and any start or leave dates. Click on is link to find the Form: Early years and childcare providers: EY3 changes to individuals Free Entitlement Providers (Including…

Is work good for your health?

Work is good for your bank balance but bad for your health, right? Wrong. The characteristics of work - activity, social interaction, identity and status - are proven to be beneficial for our physical and mental health. Recent research shows that people in work tend…

Learning disabilities: Annual Health Checks

People with learning disabilities often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This doesn't need to be the case. The Annual Health Check scheme is for adults and young people aged 14 or above with learning disabilities who need more health support and who…

Leisure and Recreation

Leisure and recreation West Berkshire has activities and events aimed at families for all different age groups. We also has plenty of parks and outdoor space where families can enjoy the outdoors together for free. Please use the section below to find links to Parks/…

Leisure and Recreation

In this section we have a range of leisure and recreational activities for you to take part in, ranging from art and craft activities to something more active in the sporting range. There are some groups which are specifically for those children with special educational…

Looking at Becoming a Childminder in West Berkshire?

If you are considering registering as a Childminder in West Berkshire, before you apply to OFSTED, you need to consider the requirements to be Ofsted compliant. In West Berkshire we do offer our own approved pre-registration childminding course, please contact us to put your name down for…

Losing someone close through suicide

The loss of someone you've been close to, whatever the cause of their death, can bring intense feelings of grief. But losing someone through suicide can cause reactions and emotions that are different to those felt after death from illness, an accident or natural causes.…

Low mood and depression

Difficult events and experiences can leave us in low spirits or cause depression. It could be relationship problems, bereavement, sleep problems, stress at work, bullying, chronic illness or pain. Sometimes it's possible to feel down without there being an obvious reason. What's the difference between low…

Managing suicidal thoughts

Suicide is the act of intentionally taking your own life. Suicidal feelings can range from being preoccupied by abstract thoughts about dying, wishing you were dead, wanting to disappear, or feeling that people would be better off without you, to thinking about methods of suicide,…

Mental health helplines

Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines can offer expert advice. Anxiety UK Charity providing support if you've been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. Phone: 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm) Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk Bipolar UK A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar…

Mindfulness

It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Paying more attention to the present moment - to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you - can improve your mental wellbeing. Some people call this awareness "mindfulness". Mindfulness…

Money Matters

Financial difficulties are common and can be distressing for many families. There are several charities and services offering support and advice to help you take back control and manage your finances efficiently. For information and advice on saving money, budgeting, benefit entitlements, debt management and…

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt. They may also have problems sleeping, such as insomnia, and find…

Pre-schools

A Pre-school Is an early years setting where young children under statutory school age have the opportunity to learn through activities, play and social interaction. Offers short sessional care on a term time only basis. Some provide wrap around care or extended hours for a…

Self-help therapies

Self-help therapy has some advantages over professional face-to-face counselling. It's convenient, cheap and you can do it in your own time and when it suits you. Self-help therapy can also be a useful first step if you are unsure whether or not to seek further…

Start Your Own Business Public Workshops

These workshops will give you the key information you need for success! Where: Delivered online via ZOOM When: Tuesday evening workshops run from 7.30pm - 9.30pm Book your FREE place now! Email: admin@therealbusinessclub.co.uk, Phone: 0118 968 0813 Or visit: www.therealbusinessclub.co.uk/SYOB
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