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Autism Support

Talkback supports people with autism and learning disabilities to build self esteem, onfidence and have more say and control over their own lives. http://www.talkback-uk.com/where-wework/reading For more information email us at talkback@talkback-uk.com or call 01494 434448

Autism Training

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects around one in every 100 people. Children, young people and adults on the spectrum will come into contact with a range of different people and organisations in their everyday life and, depending on how their autism affects them,…

Free health checks for over-14s with a learning disability

Reading Mencap has run the 'Being as Healthy as We Can’ multi-disciplinary Learning Disability Health Working Group this year and is focusing on Annual Health Checks. They have designed this flyer to raise awareness that children and young people with Learning Disability, from age 14…

Learning disability services and List of local Day Activities for people with Learning Disabilities

Social care services Reading Borough Council has two teams supporting people with learning disabilities: The Children and Young People’s Team who work with families with disabled children up to the age of 25 years The Community Learning Disability Team (CLTD) who support people over 25…

Cancer - Support Services and Advice

What is cancer? Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. Other terms used are malignant tumours and neoplasms. One defining feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond…

Adjusting to disability

We often talk about disability as if it's a lifelong condition. In fact, more than 80% of people with a disability were born without it and find they have to adjust. If you become disabled through accident, illness or a deteriorating medical condition, life will change significantly. But…

Living well with Autism

Autism in Reading Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects how a person communicates with and relates to others, learns, and processes information. It is currently estimated that roughly one in every 100 people has autism. As a spectrum condition, autism affects people in…

Suicide Prevention - information page

Suicide is not inevitable. Preventing suicides is a complex and challenging issue, but there are effective solutions for many of the individual factors which contribute towards the risk of suicide. If you are concerned about someone you think may be at risk or is vulnerable,…

Mental Health - access to support and help (and factsheet)

Information & support for people living with a mental health problem and their carers When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information - about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues - is vital.…

Report - Disability Awareness Day 2018 - Wednesday 8th August!

The Weller Community Centre in Amersham Road, Caversham was adorned with balloon arrangements and played host Reading’s second Disability Awareness Day.  The event was held to celebrate the diversity of Reading residents and visitors who may have a physical disability, sensory need or neurological condition…
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