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Talkback-Nclude

Talkback-Nclude supports people with autism and learning disabilities to build self esteem, confidence and have more say and control over their own lives.

It’s all about

  • knowing yourself better
  • understanding others better
  • being able to question and learn
  • being able to listen
  • being able to say what you think

Talkback is user led and therefore knows what life looks like when you have a learning disability or autism. 

We provide the following the services:

 

 A  fortnightly Tuesday  afternoon community drop-in  called "THINK, FEEL and BELONG" for people with autism and learning disabilities who need further support with mental health needs. - see flyer 

A fortnightly Wednesday morning drop in called TALKBACK-CAMEO which stands for Come And Meet Each Other which offers some support for people with autism to make new friends, plan  to do things together and set up a social media site. -see flyer 

1-1 Care Act Advocacy-for those people with learning disability who are going through assessments  or reivews (referrals through Healthwatch Reading)  

 

Health Passports-  being part of a team of people who are  developing these and making them available  for people who are 14+

 

A Talkback Management  Group which meets quartley to discuss the work of Talkback across all our regions.

 

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sue Pigott or Yvette Toome
Contact Position
Project Coordinator- Project Worker
Telephone
Sue 07912732362
Yvette 07419988994
E-mail
sue.pigott@talkback-uk.com
Website
Talkback Reading

Where to go

Name
Head Office - Talkback
Address
Amersham Community Centre
Chiltern Avenue
Amersham
Amersham
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP6 5AH
Notes

We work in the community around Reading. 

We can be found in these community facilities

New Directions- Northumberland Road 

Abbey Baptist Church (behind Reading Central Library) 

Cafes in town

Reading Central Library- Elevate

 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Please contact us to find out more

Other Details

Costs

Is there a charge for
using this service?
No

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

If you require Care Act Advocacy please  contact Healthwatch Reading who will then assign an advocate. 

Other notes

Talkback works with people who have Autism and or learning disabilities.

People can attend our different groups with a support worker or on their own. 

We meet in 2 main locations across Reading- New Dircetions Northumberland Road Whitley  and Abbey Baptist Church (behind Reading Central Library) 

We cannot provide transport, but most of our venues are located on bus routes.

Local Offer

Description

Health Passports are now available for anyone with a learning disability who are 14+

Please contact Sue Pigott on 07912732362 or contact our main office in Amersham on 01494 434448.

Contact Name
Sue Pigott
Contact Telephone
07912732362
Contact Email
sue.pigott@talkback-uk.com
Links
Talkback Reading
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)

General Provider Response

Is your service accessible?
Yes
What are the eligibility criteria for your service?
Anyone can attend who has autism or a learning disability
How are referrals/applications made to your service?
No referral process
Funding
Local Authority
Charges
No
Feedback and complaints procedure
Yes we have a complaints proceedure in place.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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