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Neighbourhood Guides for Over 50s Groups and Activities

Please download these neighbourhood guides on what's happening in your local area. Click here for West Reading Click here for South Reading Click here for Caversham

Neighbourhood services for older people

The Council’s Neighbourhood Services Team works directly with older people in their neighbourhoods to ensure they have opportunities to stay involved in community activities. Social groups The team has supported the development of a number of successful social groups which are now run by older…

New Carers Credit Card

Article from Katie Morley, Consumer Affairs Editor, The Telegraph, 12 June 2017 Carers looking after elderly friends or relatives will soon be able to use "carers cards" to buy groceries and pay bills without being accused of fraud.  For the first time they will be provided…

New Mapis Course- Personal Development for Employability and Retail

Mapis is delighted to announce a new exciting accredited course: Personal Development for Employability & Retail! We have combined 2 qualifications that will help students: develop customer service skills work on their personal development understand how the retail process works Students will get two qualifications with one course -…

NHS 111 - campaign launched on 21 October

The NHS 111 phase of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ Winter Pressures campaign launched on Monday 21st October. The campaign will run nationally with TV advertising, video on demand, out of home, search, social media and partnerships activity. NHS 111 can be contacted to find out…

NHS Health Services

NHS Choices For information about health conditions, advice about staying well plus signposting to local health services: Visit www.nhs.uk Carers Direct on NHS Choices For information and advice for carers visit www.nhs.uk/carers or call the Carer’s Direct Helpline 0300 123 1053 Your local pharmacy Ask…

NHS help with travel and transport costs

You may need help getting to and from hospital appointments, and with transport costs if you’re on a low income. Help with travel costs can include hospital transport. Hospital travel scheme If you pay to travel to a hospital or other NHS premises for NHS-funded…

Palliative Care and Care Homes

When there is no cure for an illness, palliative care tries to make the end of a person’s life as comfortable as possible. This is done by attempting to relieve pain and other distressing symptoms while providing psychological, social and spiritual support. Carers and family are also offered…

Paying for your own care?

CHS Healthcare provide a free service to support you to arrange a package of home care or to find the right care home

Personal Budgets (for Adults)

If you are not able to fund your own care and support needs, you will need to complete a self assessment form and submit it to the Adult Care team at Reading Borough Council. Follow this link to find out more about Personal Budgets and…
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