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Lynch Syndrome - a beginner's guide

Find out about Lynch Syndrome and how you can protect yourself and your family. Download a copy of the guide here.

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…

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…

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…

Mental Wellness Support and Map

You know you need to look after your mind as well as your body, but it can be hard. Making spare time, getting something within your budget, finding an activity or service that you can really like and perhaps managing a long term health condition as…

Neighbourhood Guides for Over 50s Groups and Activities

Please download these neighbourhood guides on what's happening in your local area. Click here for West Reading Click here for South Reading Click here for Caversham

Neighbourhood services for older people

The Council’s Neighbourhood Services Team works directly with older people in their neighbourhoods to ensure they have opportunities to stay involved in community activities. Social groups The team has supported the development of a number of successful social groups which are now run by older…

New Carers Credit Card

Article from Katie Morley, Consumer Affairs Editor, The Telegraph, 12 June 2017 Carers looking after elderly friends or relatives will soon be able to use "carers cards" to buy groceries and pay bills without being accused of fraud.  For the first time they will be provided…

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…

NHS help with travel and transport costs

You may need help getting to and from hospital appointments, and with transport costs if you’re on a low income. Help with travel costs can include hospital transport. Hospital travel scheme If you pay to travel to a hospital or other NHS premises for NHS-funded…
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