Articles on I am looking for information, advice and support (64)

  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. Help with heating costs

    If you struggle to keep warm in winter you may be eligible for benefits, discounts and/or energy efficiency improvements to help with heating costs. Click here for further information about help with heating costs. You can also contact some of the local organisations who can…
  3. Do you need help to live at home?

    If you need help around the home then please check out the options such as Technology Enabled Care (assistive technology), meal delivery services, equipment, etc...  To find out about the support that is available to you locally, please click here to the Reading Borough Council's…
  4. Prostate Cancer - information page

    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men in the UK – around 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime. We want to raise awareness of the symptoms of prostate cancer and the importance…
  5. Help with bills and paperwork

    Some organisations can offer advice and support to help you with things like: managing money, paying bills, dealing with debt and claiming benefits understanding your rights and legal matters form filling Contact: Age UK Berkshire Reading Citizen's Advice Bureau Reading Deaf Centre Communicare Welfare Rights
  6. Stop Germs Spreading (NHS)

    The NHS resource on Stop Germs Spreading teaches those simple yet vital gestures. Hand washing: Wet Soap Wash Rinse Dry Coughing and sneezing: Catching it Bin it Kill it Norovirus bug Known as the 'winter vomiting bug', this virus is highly contagious.  Some useful tips and advice to…
  7. I look after someone (unpaid carer)

    "Caring" covers a wide range of situations: You are an unpaid carer if you look after a partner, family member or friend who is dependent on you for care and/or support because they are older and frail, disabled, have a long term illness or they…
  8. Vision Impairment - Registering your Sight Loss

    Registering as sight impaired Getting in touch with your local council to register as sight impaired, or severely sight impaired, can open up a host of benefits. What is registration? “Registration” simply means being on your local social service’s register of people who are either…
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