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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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
Beech House is a lovely residential home which provides individual support to six people with autism and challenging behaviour. Voyage Care has been supporting people who have learning disabilities, autism, head and spinal injuries and other complex disabilities for over 20 years.  Any amount of…
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…
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…
Free support, information and advice for those affected by asbestos related disease and their carers/families.  A friendly person for you to talk to. Join us for tea and a friendly chat on the last Wednesday of every month in Reading. At these meetings we can…
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