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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…
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…
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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…
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 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…
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…
Information and support to live independently and safely. Berkshire Vision provide vital practical and emotional support to visually impaired people and their families, we have a children’s activity club, social clubs and a full range of sporting activities for all ages. You can find a comprehensive Resource Centre…
The group was set up specifically to support young adults with their transition into adulthood. Regular get-togethers are available for this group. Members meet with other partially sighted young adults living in Berkshire, this gives them a sense of friendship and takes the isolation away…
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