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  1. Bringing families and therapists together. ABA Tutor Finder offers an online directory of tutors and program supervisors, practising in a variety of behavioural intervention strategies, for families and carers of children on the autism spectrum
  2. BIBS (Babies in Buscot Support) is a registered charity that focuses exclusively on the special care babies and their families in the Royal Berkshire Hospital. We are here for you if you need to talk, share experiences or get in touch with parents/carers who have…
    BIBS Buscot WardRoyal Berkshire HospitalReadingBerkshireRG1 5AN
  3. Whether you're a mum, dad, co-parent or caregiver, Baby Buddy gives you the knowledge and practical skills to look after yourself and give your child the best start.   "After two years work and input from more than 10,000 parents and professionals, we are thrilled that…
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  4. Every Friday. Term time only.
    Our award winning Baby College classes are for babies from birth to 3 years. Classes are fun-filled and include a carefully designed mixture of physical, multi-sensory and cognitive games, exercises and activities including music, dancing, signing (Makaton) and much more - all designed to cover…
    Downshire SquareReadingBerkshireRG1 6NH
  5. Do you have a baby 0-6 months. Join us for a pre-booked session in one of our children's centres, with an experienced baby development worker where we will explore your baby's development, using activities to stimulate their needs. Tuesdays 10am-11.30am ~ Whitley CC (under 1's)…
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  6. Doors open 10.45am
    Bach to Baby is the acclaimed concert series for the whole family to enjoy together. Featuring outstanding musicians and exhilarating performances in inspiring venues right on your doorstep. Doors open 30 mins prior to the concert.  Tickets must be pre-booked, online and in advance, no…
    St. Mary's MinsterChain StreetReadingRG1 2HX
  7. Open Mon- Fri 8am until 9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
    Bankruptcy Advice Online is a leading provider of information and guidance on bankruptcy, debt and debt solutions in the UK. We are active in raising awareness with individuals and businesses on the benefits of receiving financial advice and providing greater information to wider audiences.
  8. Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm - National Office Opening Times
    Barnardo's is a large national charity that works with local authorities across the UK to provide a broad range of fostering and adoption services, including placements for children with extra needs. Providing tailored solutions to meet local placement needs. Barnado's are committed to improving children's…
    BarnardosHead OfficeBarkingsideIlfordEssexIG6 1QG
  9. Barton Rovers Football Club aims to provide football coaching, training and competitive youth football for boys and girls within the Reading, Berkshire area. We also run adult men and ladies football teams. Teams From Under 7s to Adults Development Centre for 4-6 year Olds F.A.…
    Little Heath RoadTilehurstReadingBerkshireRG31 5TQ
  10. Open every day 10am-4pm
    Beautiful 18th century Palladian mansion near Pangbourne nestled in 400 acres of rolling parkland.  Lord and Lady Iliffe brought the house back to life in the 1950s when they restored the elegant interiors and made it their home.  Hear the grand piano being played in the…
    National TrustBasildon ParkLower BasildonReadingBerkshireRG8 9NR
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  11. All Reading libraries are open as normal, see www.reading.gov.uk/libraries for opening and information. For the latest on rhymetimes, see www.reading.gov.uk/rhymetimes Services we provide: Books - Fiction and non-fiction books for both adults and children Books in Polish and Urdu Spoken word and music CDs & cassettes DVDs Large print…
    420Oxford RoadReadingRG30 1EE
  12. Rhymetimes have restarted places need to be booked in advance by telephone for the Battle Library Rhymetime, book by calling 0118 937 5100 All sessions last for 25 minutes and you will need to book a place. Please observe social distancing and wear a mask…
    Battle Library420 Oxford RoadReadingBerkshireRG30 1EE
  13. 2nd Saturday of the month - 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm
    Still the Hunger runs a professionally led, monthly support group on the 2nd Saturday of each month for people with BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder). This service in presented in association with the BDD Foundation.
    11Glebe RoadWhitleyReadingBerkshireRG2 7AG
  14. Located near the centre of Reading, Beacher Hall offers 24-hour nursing care and support for those 18 and over with a range of needs.That includes those living with complex needs and neurological conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis, respiratory conditions, Parkinson’s and acquired brain injuries. The…
    42Bath RoadReadingBerkshireRG1 6PG
  15. Beale Park - Wildlife Park and Gardens visitors tickets must be booked in advance visit website for more details. Beale Park is an outdoor wildlife park set within 30 acres of grounds.  
    Beale ParkLower BasildonReadingRG8 9NW
  16. Helplines open 365 days a year.
    "Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. We began life in 1989 as the first national charity for people with eating disorders because of a merger of two local charities. Called the Eating Disorders Association, we have grown and developed over time to become Beat.…
    1 Chalk Hill House, 19Rosary RoadNorwichNorfolkNR1 1SZ
  17. We are a supported living provider specialising in supporting people with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. We provide personal care to adults under 65.
    200Brook DriveGreen ParkReadingRG2 6UB
  18. Becoming Mums is a nationwide support group for new and existing mums to share experiences, advice, articles and to encourage support & build friendships. We welcome sharing of articles and personal experiences and ideas for those who wish to participate and wish to offer a…
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  19. Beeloved Home Care Ltd operates Monday - Sunday 7am-10pm.
    Who We Are At Beeloved Home Care Ltd, we provide reliable and affordable home care services for older adults.  “ We aim to make a difference every day.”  All Carers are:  - Skilled & experienced  - DBS checked  - Vaccinated against Covid-19 -Efficient  - Kind &…
    35Kingsford CloseWoodleyReadingBerkshireRG5 4DT
  20. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
    Berkshire Education Employer Partnership (BEEP) is an exciting new employability programme that runs over two-and-a-half years, delivered by Adviza and funded by the European Social Fund*. Its purpose is to align young people and businesses in Berkshire, encouraging employers to create opportunities and nurture talent…
    11th Floor, Ocean HouseThe Ring BracknellBerkshireRG12 1AX
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  21. CareschemeLocaloffer2 Year Old Funding30 Hours Free Childcare
    Day nursery Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6pm
    Bees Knees Day Nursery is set in a large family house nestled in amongst central Reading, giving children the familiarity of homely features. Parents and visitors comment about the home from home feel and love that in the centre of the house is the well-equipped kitchen…
    97Connaught RoadReadingBerkshireRG30 2UE
  22. Good company and conversation is enjoyable and important for our wellbeing. It can be hard staying in contact with people as time goes by, especially if you've lost touch with close friends or family, or your health isn't what it used to be. Our volunteers are people…
  23. Monday's (see above for dates)
    Classes will be held on Mondays, running from 19:30 to 21:00, and the course is a  total of 8 weeks long: 1 taster session, 6 classes, and 1 competition (within the group) and grading.  There are a total of 30-places on each course.  If you…
    [Main Sports Hall]Holme Park, Sonning Lane,Sonning on ThamesBerkshireRG4 6SU
    Reading Fencing Club
  24. The association was founded in 2005, to promote the interests of residents and businesses in the streets around E. P. Collier Primary School, off Caversham Road. The Association organises regular public meetings and social events, along with activities to improve the environment such as graffiti…
    Events are held at the New Hope Centre or EP Collier Primary SchoolRG1 8DZ
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  25. Bempton Holiday Villa & Bempton Beach House Being able to escape to the seaside is everyone's dream. So imagine being able to spend a relaxing break amongst peaceful parkland, woodland and meadows with private access to almost half a mile of beautiful beach, safe in…
    The Bay, 9 Green CloseMore roadFileyNorth YorkshireYO14 9GQ
  26. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
    The Benefit Cap is a Central Government change which limits the total amount of certain benefits working age households can receive before any deductions are taken. Pensioners will not be affected by the Benefit Cap. For more information, please visit https://www.reading.gov.uk/benefitcap  
    Bridge StreetReadingBerkshireRG1 2LU
  27. Berkshire Bereaved by Suicide Service is once again offering home visits as well as telephone support. Last updated: 23/09/2021 The Bereaved by Suicide Service aims to ease the distress and improve the wellbeing of those in Berkshire bereaved by suicide. We provide emotional support, practical…
  28. 1st Friday of the Month 2pm-3.30pm (starting 1st October 2021)
    Bereavement Café  drop in starts on the 1st October, the café  is a safe place to find others who have had their own loss and can appreciate something of your experience.... A place to talk about the pain and loss or just sit with others who…
    St. Barnabas ChurchSt. Barnabas RoadEmmer GreenReadingRG4 8RA
  29. CareschemeLocaloffer2 Year Old Funding30 Hours Free Childcare
    Day nursery
      Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery is part of the Forbury Group, which has been established for over 30 Years.  We have Nurseries in Reading, Newbury and Woodley.   We care for children from 3 months to 5 years old and have a range of sessions…
    Berkeley Gardens Day Nursery72 Berkeley AvenueREADINGBerkshireRG1 6HY
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  30. Saturdays
    Berkshire Banshees Wheelchair Rugby Regular Training Session New Players Wanted! This incredible sport is being launched in Berkshire. Sessions are open to physically disabled adult & youth players, aged 12 years or over - male or female, beginners or pro-players. Volunteers and non-wheechair users are…
    Woodlands AvenueWoodleyReadingRG5 3EU
  31. Fourth Monday of most months 7:00-9.30pm
    Visit us if you are interested in beads and beadwork, learning beadwork, techniques and meeting other beadworkers.
    280aSouthcote LaneSouthcoteReadingBerkshireRG30 3BL
  32. Support information for people who have or had breast cancer. Breast Cancer Support Group Reading  The group exists to provide support and sources of information for patients with breast cancer. Monthly meetings are run by a health care worker and may be an opportunity for an informal…
  33. Thursdays 6.30pm-8pm & Saturdays 11am-12.30pm
    The Berkshire Brigands are the county's first mixed ability rugby team. Inspired by a young man with Down Syndrome, Duncan Stonehouse, so he can play competative contact rugby alongside his brother Drew. The Brigands are based at Reading RFC. Mixed ability rugby allows people traditionally thought to have barriers…
    Holme ParkSonning LaneReadingRG4 6ST
  34. The Berkshire Care Home offers different levels of care to suit a range of needs, from nursing and palliative care to shorter term intermediate care, respite or post-operative care. The home has a team of registered nurses and well trained, dedicated, care assistants who provide…
    126Barkham RoadWokinghamRG41 2RP
  35. Localoffer
    Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture) is situated 4 miles from Maidenhead town centre providing a wide range of practical and academic courses. Information about all the full time and part time courses, higher education courses and apprenticeships available on the…
    Hall PlaceBurchetts GreenMaidenheadBerkshireSL6 6QR
  36. Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
    Provides grants to small voluntary groups that tackle need at the grass roots of our local community, both now and in the future.Since 1985, the Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) has been working with local voluntary groups that tackle need at the grassroots level in our…
    100Longwater AvenueGreen ParkReadingRG2 6GP
  37. Started Sunday 25th September 2022
    We at Berks County FC are offering free football session's for any children aged between 12-17  [we are flexible on this] that are not able to attend the mainstream sessions The sessions are designed to accommodate children with additional needs or simply need a confidence…
    Cantley ParkTwyford RoadWokinghamRG40 5QG
  38. 9.30am-1.30pm Weekdays (Mon - Fri) emails & voicemails; Telephone 10.30 -12.30pm
    Office currently closed visit website for more details. Formerly Reading Credit Union, the organisation is a profit sharing, democratically run financial co-operative which offers savings and low interest loans to its members. To join you must live or work in the Greater Reading Area. Community…
    62 Portman RoadReadingBerkshireRG30 1EA
  39. We run events that members can join in
    A world without barriers for deaf children and young people Membership is open to deaf children and their families and carers in Berkshire.  Membership is totally free and without obligation. Our children are often excluded from the simplest and most basic social interaction with other…
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  40. Third Monday of each month. 2pm-4pm
    We are an informal group of people living with dementia that get together to discuss issues that are important to us.  This can include commenting on research, our enviroments, hearing about other organisations.  We have opportunities to feed into wider issues that may effect people…
    118 London StreetCalcotReadingBerkshireRG1 4SJ
  41. Our Centre for Heritage and Family History can be found on the 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ. Opening hours: Monday 11 am-4pm Tuesday 10.30am-4pm and 6.45pm-9.00pm Saturday 10.30am-2.30pm Last Thursday of the month 10.30am-4pm FREE admission for everyone  FREE of…
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  42. Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm
    Mediation offers the opportunity for separating couples to meet together with trained mediators to consider and negotiate over the issues that arise on separation or divorce. The issues may be the arrangements for children who can benefit from the continuing interest and involvement of both…
    Ground Floor, Davidson HouseThe ForburyReadingRG1 3EU
  43. 2nd Tuesday of the month January to June and September to November, 7:30 pm
    A chance for plantaholics to get together to enjoy talks on hardy perennials in gardens, to gain tips on plant associations, propagation, cultivation, etc. We also have trips to interesting gardens and specialist nurseries.
    Church RoadEarleyREADINGBerkshireRG6 1EY
  44. Please check website for details (10 am - 1:30 pm)
    The Berkshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers is an enthusiastic group of approximately 60 members, ranging from beginners through to experienced. The aims of the Guild are: to encourage and maintain integrity and excellence of craftsmanship; to foster a sense of beauty of texture,…
    Parklaneoff Old Bath RoadRG10 9TR
  45. Localoffer
    Berkshire Health Foundation Trust (BHFT) services available for children and young people:- Berkshire Adolescent Service Breast Feeding Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Children and Young People’s Integrated Therapies Children’s Hearing Service Children’s dental service Community Paediatricians Health Visiting Looked After Children Mobility Occupational Therapy…
    Berkshire Healthcare Nhs Foundation Trust, Fitzwilliam HouseSkimpedhill LaneBracknellRG12 1BQ
  46. First Thursdays each month - 7:30 pm
    This club is for machine knitters of varied experience. Speakers visit the club several times during the year and help from members is always available if required.
    Woodford PavilionWoodford ParkHaddon DriveWoodleyREADINGRG5 4LY
  47. ...Teaching music, changing lives! In partnership with Whole Step CIC. Affordable therapy and therapeutic services for children and families in and around Berkshire & Hampshire Therapy isn’t the only step in helping people, but it’s a big step.  Whole Step is a children’s therapy service,…
    100Cockney HillStoneham CourtReadingRG30 4EZ
  48. Berkshire Maestros, offers the highest quality musical education delivering instrumental and singing lessons in schools across the county and at music centres in Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, Newbury and Windsor. Tuition covers all instrumental families; brass, guitar, keyboard, percussion, strings, woodwind and voice, across a wide…
    Stoneham Court100 Cockney HillTilehurstReadingBerkshireRG30 4EZ
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  49. Opening hours
    Our services have restarted face-to-face, although some are also available online. Full details can be found at https://www.bmstc.org/covid-berkshire-ms-therapy-centre If you have MS and not used the Centre before, please call 0118 901 6000 or ms@bmstc.org to arrange a visit. Information, advice and support to help…
    23 August EndBrock GardensReadingBerkshireRG30 2JP
  50. Monday- Friday: 9am-5pm; Saturday- 10am-3pm; Sunday- Closed
    Berkshire Nannies was founded by Christie Giles at the end of 2017.  Berkshire Nannies will provide you with reliable, trustworthy and well experienced nannies and babysitters to families around Berkshire, We have now expanded our business to cover the surrounding areas which include; Oxford, Hampshire…
  51. Monthly from September to June.
    Aims: to promote the art of organ playing; to encourage the public to appreciate organ music; to give help and advice to church organists and to enable all those interested to meet each other. Members receive periodic news letters. 'The Berkshire Organist' is published annually…
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  52. Running or walking through wooded and/or urban areas finding a route between electronic controls. Beginners of all ages. Coaching and equipment hire is available. Events regularly within Berkshire.
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  53. Berkshire Record Society is an educational charity set up to publish scholarly editions of important historical documents relating to the county and to promote research into the county's history. Members receive, in return for their subscription, a copy of each volume that the society publishes.…
    READINGBerkshireRG
  54. Monday evenings 7:30pm-9:30pm.
    Consort of recorders and contemporary instruments plus voices and percussion, covering music from early period to present day. The consort performs regularly in recitals.
    South Hill RoadEasthampsteadBracknellBerkshireRG12 7NS
  55. Younger people with disabilities who are looking to have a holiday in Europe without parents but with a group of like minded younger adults will enjoy our younger traveller respite holiday breaks. Each holiday has its own tailor-made programme of activities and excursions. We can take part-coach,…
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  56. The Service works in term times although an emergency service is available for new pre-school referrals during the holiday periods and contact arrangements are with the local hospital referral service.  In addition, habilitation specialists work during school holidays with children and young people already on caseload.

    The Berkshire Sensory Consortium Service works with children and young people attending school and residents in the Berkshire Unitary Authorities who have educational needs arising from a diagnosed hearing loss or, vision or multi-sensory impairment. Specialist teachers, paediatric habilitation specialists, educational audiologists and specialist teaching assistants provide a key worker…
    Achieving for ChildrenTown HallSt. Ives RoadMaidenheadBerkshire
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  57. Every Thursday morning from 10:00 till 11:00
    This daytime venue hosts the Berkshire Tai Chi Chinese Exercise programme. This daytime class is designed especially for people who want to keep fit and healthy but don’t want anything too strenuous and don’t want to memorise lengthy sequences as they would have to in…
    Eversley RoadArborfield CrossArborfieldBerkshireRG2 9PQ
  58. Classes: Mondays, 19:00 - 20:00; Saturdays, 09:00- 10:00; 10:30 - 11:30
    Berkshire Tai Chi opened its new training centre in Earley in April 2014 and this is now its main centre for New Beginners Courses in traditional Chen style Tai Chi.  It also holds classes there at Advanced level (Chen style). The main School was set up…
    Sutcliffe AvenueEarleyReadingBerkshireRG6 7JN
  59. Localoffer
    Berkshire Vision Children, Young People and Families – benefit from the support we provide, getting involved in activities adapted to meet each young person’s needs and having the opportunities to develop friendships with other visually impaired young people. Our activities are run throughout the year,…
    Berkshire VisionMidleton House, 5 Erleigh RoadReadingBerkshireRG1 5LR
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  60. Berkshire Stags Visually Impaired Cricket Club Established in 2010 and looking for new members, currently the team ranges from 14 years to over 70. Team members need to be eligible to be registered blind/ visually impaired, have membership of British Blind Sport and have a…
    5Erleigh RoadReadingBerkshireRG1 5LR
  61. The Berkshire Walkers is part of the Ramblers aimed at people in their 20s and 30s. We provide a mix of walks, mainly at the weekends, ranging from 4 to 15 miles. We also organise social events. See our website for information about upcoming walks,…
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  62. We are open every evening of every week including Bank Holidays from 5.00 pm until 11.00 pm
    The Berkshire West Breathing Space service is a safe, welcoming and supportive space for anybody aged over 18 experiencing emotional distress and struggling to cope. Whatever the reason for you feeling distressed or in crisis – we’re here to help you. We are available to…
    Ajilon House28 Friar StreetReadingReadingRG1 1DT
  63. A useful resource for parents and carers, information on common child health issues is the Berkshire Child Health App this was commissioned by the Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group and gives tips on how to manage common ailments and advice on when and where to…
  64. 3rd Thursday of the month 7:00pm -10:00pm
    The aims of the Association are to promote an interest in and the development of the art of woodturning and associated disciplines. New members of all abilities are welcome. If you are interested in turning, please come to one of our meetings, or contact us.…
    Oaklands ParkFishponds RoadWokinghamRG41 2FD
  65. Aims to support clubs and projects throughout Berkshire, to deliver leisure-time activities and opportunities to young people so that they may fulfil their own potential and make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live.
    Watlington House44 Watlington StreetReadingBerkshireRG1 4RJ
  66. Free Health Programme: GLL has a free health programme, helping weight management and improving a healthier lifestyle. The programme can be accessed via a referral from a GP and comprises weekly two-hour group sessions over 12 weeks, at the Better leisure facilities in Reading.  Some…
  67. The Common Point of Entry (CPE) is the main the access point for specialist mental health support.  You can also refer yourself if you think you need support due to your mental illness, or your GP or professional can refer you to this service.  Open Monday to…
    2nd Floor, The Old Forge45-47 Peach StreetWokinghamBerkshireRG40 1XJ
  68. Big on Bouncing is the place to hire inflatable’s, bouncy castles, assault courses, slides, ball ponds, sumo suits, gladiator and soft play. Our service is offered all year round for any occasion including children’s birthday parties, family fun days, village and school fetes, BBQ’s and…
    17Wendover RoadBurnhamSloughBuckinghamshireSL1 7ND
  69. BigDeal is a place for young people to find information and support related to gambling and gambling problems. BigDeal is part of GamCare, the organisation that runs the National Gambling HelpLine and NetLine. Visit website for more information. www.bigdeal.org.uk Also support and advice for parents carers…
  70. Open everyday including weekends
    Binfield Dog Rescue has been operating since 1966. We take in dogs from owners that cannot keep them and unclaimed strays from council pounds. They are kept at our kennels in Billingbear, Wokingham, Berkshire, just outside Binfield Village. Binfield Dog Rescue rescue unwanted dogs and…
    Maidenhead RoadBillingbearWokinghamBerkshireRG40 5RR

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