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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,…
The Shared Lives Scheme, offering a home environment for adults with care needs The Shared Lives Scheme recruits carers and families who can offer adults with care needs a home environment, including them in family and community life.  This gives people in need of support a chance to gain skills that will…
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…
What is Al-Anon? Someone else's drinking can affect your life - be it a relative or friend, male or female. Al-Anon Family Groups hold regular meetings where members share their own experience of living with alcoholism. Al-Anon does not offer advice or counselling, but members…
Information about AA meetings in the Thames Valley area, who to call or email for help if you think you might have a problem with alcohol and general information about Alchoholics Anonymous. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience,…
We are continually seeking ways to improve the quality of life for people with allergy, intolerances and sensitivities by offering as much information as possible.   We work closely with GPs and Primary Health Care Services by providing up to date information and training in…
The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes. Dementia is progressive, which means the…
Singing for the brain is based around the principles of music therapy and singing. The structured group sessions use music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. Each session includes a range of activities including vocal warm-up and singing…
A mix of seated yoga and gentle aerobic exercise suitable for all abilities, incorporating social time in a welcoming, supportive environment. For people with dementia and their carers.
Come and have your say! Encouraging people with dementia to speak out about issues affecting their lives.
For anyone affected by dementia. Ask for advice, share information, join in discussions and feel supported. A lot of valuable information is available.
Arthritis is not a life sentence, but it can be life changing. Simple daily tasks can become difficult and painful, while managing family life and juggling work can be exhausting.  Adjusting isn’t always easy. But there are many people, services, products and benefits that can…
ARTHRITIS MATTERS is based in Reading, and is here to provide support to those who suffer from arthritis. If you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with arthritis, then why not find out more about us? We are here to help everyone…
Eligibility You can get Attendance Allowance if you’re 65 or over and the following apply: you have a physical disability (including sensory disability, for example blindness), a mental disability (including learning difficulties), or both your disability is severe enough for you to need help caring…
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Autism Berkshire's Benefits Service offers advice to individuals and families with autism living anywhere in Berkshire. Kevin Jackson, our qualified Benefits Adviser, has many years of experience working in the fields of benefits/access to work and autism.  He can help parents and carers of children…
Autism Friendly Screenings at over 250 cinemas in partnership with Cineworld, ODEON, Showcase and Vue cinemas. Every month, each participating cinema shows a different film from a selection of new releases and classics including Pixar animations, Disney adventures and many more films suitable for all age ranges. What makes…
Offers training and talks about autism from an informed insider perspective.  Help to autistic adults, their families, or counsellors and therapists to understand and best manage the impact of autism. There is a charge for using this service   The website contains a huge amount…

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Celebrating the WHOLE spectrum by providing autistic friendly events and activities in the Berkshire area. Including our annual Autistic Pride event in Prospect Park. We also run a monthly family group in Burghfield Common and offer training. We have plans to offer advocacy on an individual…
A welcoming and rewarding environment to support development and achievement.  Enabling parents and carers to have respite, providing a safe and enabling environment for their family members.
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