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  1. Council Tax Support

    You may be entitled to Concil Tax Support and a reduction of your Council Tax bill.  To apply or find out more, please click on the link below https://www.reading.gov.uk/council-tax/council-tax-discounts-exemptions-and-support/council-tax-support/ For information about the local scheme, please call Reading Borough Council benefits service on 0118 937…
  2. Attendance Allowance for people over 65

    Attendance Allowance is a benefit for people aged 65 or over who have a physical disability (including sensory disability, e.g. blindness), a mental disability (including learning difficulties), or both and their disability is severe enough for them to need help caring for themselves or someone to…
  3. 'Planning our meals was key to saving'

    Rob Finch thought he was running a pretty tight ship until he did the Eat4Cheap challenge and shaved nearly 20% off the family's weekly shopping bill. Eat4Cheap is more than just a money-saving challenge, it's an attempt to demonstrate that eating healthily is cheaper than…
  4. 10 health benefits of stopping smoking

    Smoking is bad for your health, but exactly how will stopping make life better? Here are 10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking. Stopping smoking lets you breathe more easily People breathe more easily and cough less when they give up smoking because their lung capacity…
  5. Addiction - information page from the NHS

    Addiction is a strong, uncontrollable need to take drugs, drink alcohol or carry out a particular activity, such as gambling. It becomes the most important thing in your life and leads to problems at home, work and school. There's no single reason why addictions develop. Some…
  6. Advice for new kidney patients

    Kidney disease often has no symptoms, so diagnosis can be a shock. You may worry that your kidney disease will worsen and you'll end up on dialysis. In fact, the outlook in most cases is more reassuring. Kidney disease is common and usually stable (not going to get worse). Fewer than 1…
  7. Lasting Power of Attorney

    Lasting Power of Attorney has replaced the Enduring Power of Attorney and the Power of Attorney. A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or…
  8. What does Caring cover?

    "Caring" covers a wide range of situations: You are a 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 need…
  9. 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…
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