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Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on here are still in the process of posting service updates. Many phone lines and websites are still available, but some contact details have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

If you have any queries, please email us at dos@reading.gov.uk or fis@reading.gov.uk

Latest News (16 articles)

COVID-19 - local services and events updates and latest wellbeing newsletter

Some of the organisations listed on here have posted service updates in response to the Covid 19 situation. Many phone lines and websites are still available, but some contact details have changed. Try the organisation’s own website if you’re having difficulty getting through. Enter covid…

Compass Recovery College Outdoor Activities – Coming Soon!

We are pleased to be able to offer a range of outdoor activities over July and August which we hope will encourage people to come out into the community and do something enjoyable in a relaxed and safe space. We will be starting with the…

Beginner's Yoga Workshops with Eve Wood

This is a 6-week course Day: Fridays Time: 11 am - 11:40 am Dates: 7th August to 11th September This six-week course is divided into 6 forty-minute workshops on Zoom that will provide an introduction to yoga that is fun, relaxed and tailored to you.…

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 ~ Advice and how our services are…

Introducing Reading Culture Live

The brand-new virtual ‘venue’ from Reading Place of Culture: Readingculturelive.co.uk Reading arts and cultural organisations have come together to create a brand new live streaming venue, bringing events and activities from many of Reading’s top arts and cultural communities straight to your home. We know…

Job Help - new website from JobCentre Plus

Despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, there are still jobs out there to apply to. We’re here to help you get started. You can also find hints and tips on applying for jobs if you haven’t done so for a while. If you…

Life stories - Bridging ages

The World Health Organisation has recommended that we make daily calls to self-isolating people. Why not make those calls easier by giving them a purpose and use this time to write an older person's biography. Until September 2020, family, friends and befriending volunteers can access…

Traineeships for 19-24 years old - starting October 2020

Are you aged 19-24? Is a lack of work experience and skills holding you back? Then our Traineeship Programme could be for you! Traineeships provide you with real work experience within Reading Borough Council or another local employer whilst gaining nationally accredited qualifications that will…

Active support for people with autism or a learning disability while having to stay inside the home

The changing circumstances we are facing create challenges and difficulties our for all of us. But those challenges can be particularly difficult for children and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism who: have difficulties understanding what’s happening and why have lost the predictability and consistency…

How to conserve your energy - practical advice for people during and after having Covid 19

When you are ill or recovering from an illness, you are likely to have less energy and feel tired. A simple task, such as putting on your shoes, can feel like hard work. This guide will help you to find ways to conserve your energy…
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