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ABLEize is a non profit disability run website established to offer the UK’s largest collection of disability and special needs resources to ensure disabled people, their carer’s and family have access to contacts and online information.  Established in 2006 ABLEize was created and is run…
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…
Whether you have just been diagnosed or have a long-term eye condition we offer a range of services to help living with sight loss: Independent living – housing issues, welfare rights and financial advice Technology – assistive technology advice and information Work – finding work,…
Find out about the range of voluntary sector organisations in West Berkshire and the wide variety of services and activities they provide.
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…
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. It has been developed by the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), a national charity with 40 years' experience in providing independent advice about 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
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.
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.  
You can make your computer talk in a number of ways, which can be a valuable facility for people who have difficulties with reading, for someone who can't see very well or at all, and for those who need to give their eyes a rest.…
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…
Befriending service for over 50’s, who may have a mild learning disability, depressive illness and physical disabilities including those who live alone and are/at risk of becoming socially isolated.  The aims of this service: Befriending and learning opportunities to those who are at risk of becoming…
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…
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