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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…
Find out about the range of voluntary sector organisations in West Berkshire and the wide variety of services and activities they provide.
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…
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…
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…
Advice and support regarding counselling, grants, employment and prosthetics to all limbless ex service men and women, their widows and dependants. The charity does not provide medical support. Help if you need a hand with your benefits, claims or support liaising with your local limb centre. …
Some of the services we provide: We provide short-term loans of medical equipment to people in need, including wheelchairs. Our therapeutic care volunteers help relax people in stressful situations through massage. Our transport service gives you independence if you can't get about easily by yourself.…
Care in the home The Red Cross helps thousands of people following a short stay in hospital and prevents unnecessary hospital admissions by providing extra support and care at home. The support offered by our volunteers can smooth the process of settling back into a…
The Fund is just one of the ways in which BT may be able to offer support to employees facing personal difficulties/financial hardship: Former employees - If you have worked for BT, or GPO Telephones in the past, we could well be able to help.…
Offering support and grants to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when in need. Grants given for: Mobility - grants range from those for the very young to the elderly. The Soldiers' Charity has provided grants for specialist play equipment for disabled children, and for…
The aim of the Charity is to relieve need, hardship and distress for the benefit of the parishes of Theale and Holybrook.  Grants are usually given to individuals or families. Examples of grant funding provided for: Domestic appliances Mobility aids School uniform and excursions Emergency…
The Charity for Civil Servants has been providing help, advice and support to current, former, and retired civil servants since 1886. You can begin your application for assistance in one of the ways listed on the website: Note: Please note that the National Health Service, Armed…
The only specialist national charity for people in their last years and their much loved, much needed companion animals. Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems, and sometimes injustices, faced by elderly and terminally ill people and…
The Community Furniture Project run a charity that passes on furniture, electrical and other household goods to people in need.  Everyone can shop at the Project. You don't have to be on a low income, on benefits or a pensioner - but if you are, you will…
The Essential Household Goods Support scheme is managed by the Newbury Community Resource Centre (also known as The Community Furniture Project), and provides household items to individuals and families in proven critical need of essential items. The scheme is discretionary, has limited funding available and…
Some of the things the organisation may be able to help with: Domestic bills and domestic goods Counselling and support service Travel costs Further education and training Grants for Holidays or short term breaks Information and support for patients, families and carers
The UK's leading provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families. We aim to provide practical assistance and solutions to make a real difference to the lives of members of the fire service community. We…
Need help with utility debt, other essential priority bills or household items? Download forms to complete by hand, or complete online to apply for assistance. See website links on the Contacts page for details of who can apply and the range of help available. Your application…
ST ANDREW'S SOCIETY FOR LADIES IN NEED REGULAR GRANTS  -   payable quarterly, to eligible ladies to help towards day-to-day living expenses ONE-OFF GRANTS  -   to help towards emergencies such as household repairs, heating costs, eye and dental costs. CARE HOME GRANTS  -  towards a shortfall in…
The Rowland Hill fund provides financial help wherever it occurs amongst Royal Mail Group colleagues, past and present. Recently awarded grants: Wheelchair Rent, council tax, electricity, gas, water and mortgage arrears Household items, in the form of price and product specific Argos vouchers A regular grant of…
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