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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…
Making sure you get home and recover safely after a stay in hospital Before you leave, hospital staff should talk to you to work out any difficulties you might face at home when you're discharged.  If you need a package of care to be in…
Going into hospital, even for a short stay, can be worrying for you and those that depend on you. There's help available for things you might be concerned about, such as transport, benefits and care for others or pets in your absence. Further informationis available…
Helping adults to return home from hospital  safely and in a timely way Coming home from hospital can be a difficult and worrying process.  The Maximising Independence Team work to make sure that your return home from hospital is safe and timely.We work closely with adults…
MedicAlert® provides a life-saving identification system for individuals with hidden medical conditions and allergies. Membership offers peace of mind, in an emergency, first responders will have secure access to your vital medical details, from anywhere in the world.
Do you have a complaint about a National Health Service? seAp NHS Complaints Advocacy Service can: generally support you with your NHS complaint provide a self-help pack so you can deal with your own complaint put you in touch with other people who can help you…
Affordable independent occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech and language services in West Berkshire. This includes home based rehabilitation in your own home or in a care home setting. Therapies on Thames will help you be independent again if you have had a fall, are recovering from an injury…
SCAS operates the non-emergency Patient Transport Service (PTS) in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire providing transport for people who are unable to use public or other transport due to their medical condition, and include those who are: attending hospital outpatient clinics being admitted to or…
Royal Voluntary Service is a volunteer organisation that enriches the lives of older people and their families across Britain. RVS support older people by giving time and practical help to help them get the best from life. Our volunteers – ordinary men and women of…
Advocacy in West Berkshire is available to you if you are an older person, a carer, a person with a disability or a mental health illness. The service will help you to: access information and services be involved in decisions explore choices and options defend and promote…
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