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Compass Recovery College - Living Well with our Voices Workshops

Compass are delighted to announce a new six-workshop Living well with our Voices Workshops. Please find details of the workshop below: Living Well with our Voices: 6 Workshops Wednesday 2nd February – 9th March: 3pm – 4:30pm Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading. RG1 3BQ…

Compass Recovery College - Winter Term Course Schedule January-April 2022

Compass Recovery College continues to run FREE mental health and wellbeing courses for all. Aside from running outdoor sessions, Compass Recovery College continues to run most of theircourses online on Zoom or Teams. They will continue to assess the situation, and start to bring in…

Coronavirus ~ Latest advice for all residents (with link to Easy Read information tab)

Where to find information Coronavirus: how to stay safe and prevent the spread. The latest government guidance. Advice for households with suspected coronavirus infection.  The full guidance is available here. Reading Borough Council have advice pages for residents: Vaccine Support Helpline Tel: 0118 334 1091 Vaccine Support…

Council Tax Support

Council tax benefit has been replaced by a localised benefits reductionscheme. Councils will be able to choose exactly how the new council tax support scheme will work in  their area. This means that councils need to design their own scheme to provide help with council…

COVID-19 - local services updates and latest Wellbeing newsletter

Latest edition of the Wellbeing newsletter: Wellbeing Newsletter Covid-19 : October 2021 edition Sign up to the Wellbeing Newsletter Services listed on the Reading Services Some of the organisations listed on here have posted service updates in response to the Covid 19 situation. Many phone…

Deputy's Office (Reading Borough Council)

The Deputy's Office manages the finances of social care clients who are unable to do so themselves. Clients, who are already getting services from Adult Social Care Services, are referred to the Deputy's Office when they are deemed to have lost the mental capacity to…

Different types of care home

If you're looking for a residential care home, there's a huge variety of options available. There are permanent care homes for older people, homes for younger adults with disabilities, and homes for children. For further information please visit 

Dignity in Care Charter

For further information on Dignity in Care and the Reading Dignity in Care Charter, click on this sentence.

Disability Benefits

The person you care for may be eligible for disability benefits to help towards the cost of their care and support. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) PIP helps people aged 16 to State Pension age with some of the extra costs caused by long-term illhealth or a disability.…

Disabled Parking - The Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme enables people with severe mobility problems to access goods and services by allowing them to park closer to their destination. The scheme is open to eligible disabled people irrespective of whether they are a driver or passenger. For more information, please…