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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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SEND Employment

Employment Leaving school and moving into adult life can be an exciting and challenging time for young people and their parents, with lots of changes and choices to be made about the future. If your son or daughter has a special educational need and/or disability,…

Sensory needs services

If the person you care for is deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired or deaf blind contact the Sensory Needs Team. For further information and to find out more about the Sensory Needs Service, click on this sentence.   Page last reviewed:…

Shingles Vaccination - Information page

The NHS resource on Shingles gives information on: Eligibility for the shingles vaccine What is shingles? How long does it last and how serious can it be? What causes shingles? How do you catch shingles? How safe is the vaccine? Are there people who shouldn't…

Singing Cafes for older people run by Berkshire Maestros

Berkshire Maestros has recently been awarded funding from the Arts Council as part of their COVID Recovery Fund to run a ten week pilot scheme until December 2021 at no cost to the participants (the funding is solely for the purposes of reengaging older people…

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…

Social care for the person you look after

Reading Borough Council and Brighter Futures for Children provide community based social care services for families with a disabled child and adults who are dependent on others for care and/or support because they are older, have a physical or learning disability, have a visual and/or…

State Pension Toolkit (GOV.UK)

On 6 April 2016, the current State Pension scheme will be replaced by a clearer one. This means people will be able to know from a much younger age how much State Pension they’re likely to get. It will enable them to plan better for…

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…

Substance Misuse

This advice and guidance page looks at substance abuse and the organisations that are available nationwide and locally to support individuals and families. Page reviewed April 2021.

Suicide Prevention - information page

Suicide is not inevitable. Preventing suicides is a complex and challenging issue, but there are effective solutions for many of the individual factors which contribute towards the risk of suicide. If you are concerned about someone you think may be at risk or is vulnerable,…