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Help with travel and travel costs (plus accessible facilities)

There is a range of support to help you get out and about, including the following options: Travelling by bus Concessionary Travel Disabled parking Travelling to your workplace The Oracle Shopmobility Scheme RADAR National Key Scheme Accessible Facilities (Changing places) Other services available: Readibus ReadiBus…

Healthy weight Keep active - information page and factsheet

Overweight and obesity in Reading is a serious public health concern, which has a significant impact on people's physical health, emotional wellbeing and reduces life expectancy by an average of 8-10 years. Excess weight is strongly linked to a person's risk of developing serious long-term…

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,…

Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children

Safeguarding means looking out for and trying to protect others in our community who are vulnerable, or may be at risk of harm. If you think that someone is at risk, you must raise an alarm. Everyone can make a difference. Abuse can be: Physical…

Seated exercise - new classes on offer via ZOOM

You are all invited to join a new initiative aimed at helping you stay physically active and healthy. Regular chair-based exercise to promote health and prevent diseases. The exiercises will help you with muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, improving balance, physiological and psychological…

Reading Carers Card

Many people are family carers and support someone who relies on them to collect shopping, prescriptions and other essential items. You may not identify yourself as a carer because you are firstly a parent, a wife, husband, daughter, son, grandchild, friend or neighbour. Reading Mencap…

Help with heating costs

If you struggle to keep warm in winter you may be eligible for benefits, discounts and/or energy efficiency improvements to help with heating costs. Click here for further information about help with heating costs. You can also contact some of the local organisations who can…

Green Health Thames Valley Project - mental wellbeing from nature

Green Health Thames Valley Project are working with members of the community who have experience of mental health challenges, or who are recovering from or at risk of mental health difficulties, social isolation and socio-economic exclusion. They help people to manage their condition, gain new…

Mental Health Awareness Week (10th - 16th May 2021) - with Compass Recovery College

To welcome Mental Health Awareness Week that runs from 10th – 16th May 2021, Compass are running a week full of incredible FREE courses to help support your mental health with the theme NATURE.  Please contact us at 0118 9373945 or compass.opportunities@reading.gov.uk The courses are:…

Brain Odysseys Reading starting again in May - for people living with the effects of brain injury or stroke

Brain Odysseys Sessions are resuming from 26th May at South Street Arts Centre, Reading RG1 4QU The sessions will run every week at South Street Arts Centre Reading on Wednesdays at 2pm from Wednesday 26th May. sessions are weekly and free.  The project will be running…