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Transferable Skills Webinars from National Careers Service

Are you facing redundancy, unemployed or have you recently graduated? Find you how to transfer your skills to get into work or change to a new sector. Join one of our free interactive webinars on  Tuesday 1st December Tuesday 8th December Tuesday 15th December 10:30…

Do you know anyone that needs help to get online? Free drop-in sessions available

Do you know anyone that would benefit from help getting started with a computer or mobile device? Or perhaps you would like to learn how to do more? Although we are in an age where it seems that everyone is using new technology, there are…

'Share your care' - connected care system in Adult Social Care

'Share your Care,' locally known as 'Connected Care', is a secure IT system for sharing information about a service user's medical conditions and needs across health and social care organisations. The system enables instant, secure access to patient and social care records across Berkshire, for professionals involved…

Report - Disability Awareness Day 2019 - Thursday 15th August!

The Oracle shopping Centre provided the venue for Reading’s third Disability Awareness Day.  The event, with the theme “Staying healthy - Mind and Body” was held to celebrate the diversity of Reading residents and visitors who may have a physical disability, sensory need or neurological…

Help for elderly and disabled consumers seeking support to access services

Reading Borough Council is sign posting elderly and disabled residents towards a useful new resource for accessing essential services, such as gas, electricity, water, phones and public transport. Some people may need extra support when engaging with everyday services. A new leaflet, produced by a…

Supported learning, training and working

Colleges Most colleges provide specialist courses and/or support to help people with disabilities. New Directions College 330 Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 8DF Call 0345 842 0012 or visit www.newdirectionsreading.ac.uk Reading College (Activate Learning) Reading Campus, Kings Road, Reading RG1 4HJ Call 0800 612 6008 or visit www.activatelearning.ac.uk/reading…

Help with housing costs

If you are on low income and struggling to meet your housing costs, you may be eligible for help with your rent, council tax and mortgage or loan interest. The Council  also offers a variety of grants for people on low income to help ensure…

Working and caring

Although working alongside caring can be difficult to juggle, it does ensure you have a life outside your caring responsibilities which provides different challenges, the chance to meet/stay in contact with other people and some financial stability. Should I give up work? Many carers feel…

Maintaining Strength and Balance

As we get older we start to lose muscle strength, losing up to 30% between the ages of 50 and 70 years and this can make falls more likely. Even just one fall can cause a lot of pain and distress and have a huge impact on self confidence. You might…