Articles on Adults & Carers Support Services (114)

  1. Living well with Dementia

    Dementia is a progressive illness of the brain resulting in the loss of functioning such as memory, reasoning, communication skills and activities in daily living. The chances of developing dementia increase with age, but some people under the age of 65 develop this condition which…
  2. Local Social and Activity Clubs

    There's no need to feel lonely and isolated at home - there are lots of social and activity clubs which provide opportunities for you to get out, meet new friends and take part in activities you enjoy. Many clubs and groups are for people of…
  3. Making a Will

    Your will lets you decide what happens to your money, property and possessions after your death. If you make a will you can also make sure you don’t pay more Inheritance Tax than you need to. You can write your will yourself, but you should…
  4. Mental health and emotional wellbeing

    Being a carer can be demanding and challenging, so it's really important to protect your own emotional mental health and wellbeing. Mental health services Community Mental Health Team The Community Mental Health Team is provided by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The Reading Community Mental…
  5. Mental Health in Reading - Information page

    What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mental health problems are very common and there is…
  6. New local partnerships to support Reading residents

    Following the successful procurement of services through the Closing The Gap procurement process, please see below the new providers and the services they are commissioned to deliver. As of the 1st of November 2022, there are 13 new contracts, commissioned across 3 specific categories. The…
  7. NHS Health Services

    NHS Choices For information about health conditions, advice about staying well plus signposting to local health services: Visit www.nhs.uk Carers Direct on NHS Choices For information and advice for carers visit www.nhs.uk/carers or call the Carer’s Direct Helpline 0300 123 1053 Your local pharmacy Ask…
  8. NHS Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS)

    If you are referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme…
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