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AccessAble

This App can be downloaded for iPhone or Android and search your location or type of shop/activity/service wanted and it will provide information if it’s level access, whether there are accessible toilets, ramps, changing facilities, quiet spaces, braille/sign language/audio description facilities etc. If there is a place that doesn’t have a review…

Assessment for adult social care

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 your community that might be…

Autism - Embrace Autism because....

Autism is a part of the lives of many families.  Whether that is having a child with autism, a partner, family member, friend or colleague.  You may have autism yourself.  People with autism have many positive qualities and given the right opportunities, the environment and…

Benefits and Benefits Advice

Benefits can be a very complex area simply because what you are entitled to will depend on your personal circumstances. What one person is entitled to can be very different from another person even though on the surface, it may look like they have similar…

CTPLD - Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities

Newbury CTPLD Health Team is based at West Street House, West Street, Newbury on the first floor. The team consists of Community Learning Disability Nurses, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Specialist Dietitians. The main objective of the team is to…

Encouraging independent travel

It is so important for young a person to access life as an independent, happy adult, wherever possible. However they do need to a feel safe and have autonomy.   To support and teach them these important skills, it needs to be started when they are young and…

Going to work after mental health issues

If you've had a mental health problem and been off or out of work, you may worry about going back. You may be concerned about how your colleagues will react, for example, or that you won't be able to cope. But most people find that…

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…

Preparing for Adulthood

West Berkshire Council want all their young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities to make a successful transition to adulthood, including Paid employment, wherever possible Living as independently as possible Having good physical and emotional health Being part of their community Having friends and relationships…

Transition planning for disabled young people

Until the age of 18, the care of children with long-term health conditions is the responsibility of child health and social care services. From 18, they are usually the responsibility of adult services. Between the ages of 16 and 18, the child will start a…
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