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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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Hot Weather Alert - information page

During the summer, temperatures are likely to rise to levels that increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable people, particularly older people and young children, those with long term conditions, people with breathing conditions such as asthma or COPD may be more affected when there are…

Housing

Local Council Reading Borough Council (RBC) can offer advice on housing issues contact the Housing Advice Service based at the Civic Offices. Register for RBC housing, information on housing associations, know your rights as a tenant, deposit guarantee scheme, information for landlords and much more, visit the RBC…

Housing grants and loans

The Council offers a variety of grants for people on low incomes to help ensure homes in Reading meet the decent homes standard. For details of all grants and loans visit www.reading.gov.uk/homeimprovementgrants or call the Council’s Private Sector Housing Team on 0118 937 2562. Home…

Housing options for people with a learning disability

Help at home If the person you care for needs support with personal care or carrying out daily tasks they may be eligible for some support from social care services to help them continue living at home or to move to independent living. Supported living…

How can you help people living with Dementia and memory problems to understand, remember and follow the COVID 19 advice?

Tips to help your resident living with dementia and memory problems Some people with dementia have difficulty understanding complex instructions about selfisolation or handwashing – keeping information simple, accessible and repeatable is key. Give the person time to process what you have said and respond…

How to conserve your energy - practical advice for people during and after having Covid 19

When you are ill or recovering from an illness, you are likely to have less energy and feel tired. A simple task, such as putting on your shoes, can feel like hard work. This guide will help you to find ways to conserve your energy…

I look after someone (unpaid carer)

"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…

Independent Living

Independent Living  Leaving Home Are you ready to leave home? As you leave school and become an adult you might start thinking about leaving home. It is important to think about how independent you are before you leave home. You will need to think about…

Information about what to do after someone has died

A guide from Citizens Advice on what needs to be done after someone has died and what is involved in arranging a funeral.

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…