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Latest News (18 articles)

Carers Rights Day - Thursday 26 November 2020

Know your rights   Carers Rights Day is a campaign run by Carers UK every year to raise awareness about the rights and needs of carers and of the support and help that is available to them.  Carers UK writes:  Carers need to know their rights…

COVID-19 - local services updates and latest wellbeing newsletter

New national restrictions starting on 5th November til 2nd December - find out more at https://www.reading.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/  Latest edition of the Wellbeing newsletter: Wellbeing Newsletter Covid-19 : 23 October 2020 edition Sign up to the Wellbeing Newsletter Services listed on the Reading Services Some of the…

Flu Campaign 2020

Protect yourself and your family from flu this winter. Flu is a highly contagious and unpredictable virus that can be unpleasant for generally healthy people, but can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups including the very young, older people, pregnant women and…

Mental Health Aware Course - 9th and 10th December (via Zoom)

This FREE course is funded by Health Education England and is aimed at staff and volunteers supporting people through financial difficulty across Berkshire (West Berks, Bracknell, Reading, Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham). Places are limited so early booking is advised. Deadline to book a…

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

Where to find information 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 a number of useful advice pages for residents during covid-19:  Coronavirus ~ Useful Information Coronavirus ~ Translations Coronavirus ~ Support for…

New Befriending Service For People Affected By Diabetes

Diabetes UK recognises how difficult it can be for people living with, or caring for someone with diabetes, and that this may be even more challenging at the moment. In response to this the Diabetes UK South East team have launched a new befriending service.…

A Healthier and Happier life for everyone who lives and works in Berkshire West

Every three years, your local Council produces a Health and Wellbeing Strategy. We do this together with NHS colleagues to understand what people living in our communities need and where we should focus our work, in order to improve the health and wellbeing of all…

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…

Mindfulness at RISC - Depression Xpression

With the help of a Reading Community Grant from RVA, we are resuming our monthly support meetings at RISC starting on Monday 14th September 2020 at 7.30pm. Social distancing and safety measures will be in place to minimise the risks from Covid-19 – full details…

TuVIDA - new name for our local Carers Hub and Crossroads Reading - as from 4th September

The Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub and Crossroads Reading will now be known as TuVida as from Friday 4th September 2020. The rationale for the rebrand is simple. The current provider of the service, Carers Trust East Midlands, currently operates under varying names across…