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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Latest News (14 articles)

Christmas Tea Dance 10th December

Join AgeUK Berkshire and Talkback for a festive afternoon of music, singing, dancing and fun. Friday 10th December, 1pm - 3pm Everyone is welcome, please book your place as spaces are limited. Sarah 01189374399 St Matthew's Church Hall Southcote Lane Southcote RG30 3AX £5 a…

COVID-19 - local services updates and latest Wellbeing newsletter

Latest edition of the Wellbeing newsletter: Wellbeing Newsletter Covid-19 : October 2021 edition Sign up to the Wellbeing Newsletter Services listed on the Reading Services Some of the organisations listed on here have posted service updates in response to the Covid 19 situation. Many phone…

Your Reading Passport is now known as 'GLL Residents Card' or 'Pay and Play Resident Membership'

The Your Reading Passport no longer covers Leisure (please note: those who were already accessing free swimming on a YRP prior to 1 July 2021 will continue to do so). The YRP has now been replaced by GLL’s ‘Residents Card’ or ‘Pay and Play Resident’…

Ready for Parenthood Campaign

#ReadyforParenthood Our #ReadyforParenthood campaign aims to support new parents, running across local authorities, NHS organisations and local support groups. Each month focuses on a different aspect of being a parent: Attachment and developing a relationship with your baby Checking your vaccinations are up to date…

Virtual Cafe - Age UK Berkshire

Age UK Berkshire are excited to announce that our Virtual Cafe is restarting! Join us for a chat and to see some friendly faces! We are hosting these sessions monthly on Zoom, starting on Thursday 4th November. Please forward this on to anyone who might be…

Singing Cafes for older people run by Berkshire Maestros

Berkshire Maestros has recently been awarded funding from the Arts Council as part of their COVID Recovery Fund to run a ten week pilot scheme until December 2021 at no cost to the participants (the funding is solely for the purposes of reengaging older people…

Gardening Skills and English Conversation Skills

6 Week Growing Courses (Free introduction to horticultural jobs) Course 1 on Mondays 11am - 12:30pm, from 13 Sept - 18 Oct at Lavender Place Community Garden, Queens Walk, RG1 7AE Course 2 on Fridays 1 - 2:30pm from 17 Sept - 22 Oct at New Directions…

Coronavirus ~ Latest advice for all residents (with link to Easy Read information tab)

Where to find information Coronavirus: how to stay safe and prevent the spread.  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do The latest government guidance.  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Advice for households with suspected coronavirus infection.  The full guidance is available here. Reading Borough Council have advice pages for residents: https://www.reading.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/ Brighter Futures for Children:  https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/coronavirus-covid-19-update/

Re-opening of local gardening groups

As you may know, in and around Reading we have professional groups that can provide opportunities for therapeutic gardening, community gardening, and getting into nature. The groups are re-opening their sessions and we will be highlighting each group and posting details about what they offer…

NHS Immunisations and Screenings during Covid-19

Preventing the spread of Covid-19 is a priority but the NHS is asking you to attend your routine vaccination and screening appointments. As long as you, or your children, do not have symptoms of Covid-19 and are not self-isolating because someone else in the household…