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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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Help with health costs

You and/or the person you care for may be eligible for help with some health costs. Click here for further information about health costs. Page last reviewed: 21/07/2021

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…

Health Walks at Palmer Park - until early October 2021

We are now back with summer to put ‘Best Foot Forward’ with you. Health walk is a wonderful form of nature exercise that can keep you healthy, living longer and can put a smile on your face. It helps your heart and lungs work better,…

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…

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…

Living well with Autism

Autism in Reading Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects how a person communicates with and relates to others, learns, and processes information. It is currently estimated that roughly one in every 100 people has autism. As a spectrum condition, autism affects people in…

Seated Exercises with Get Berkshire Active

Grass Roots communities have joined up forces with Get Berkshire Active to offer Seated Exercises.  Join via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9719151441?pwd=K0hOdDMxcE53Mkxuc2RFaVJJa0hyQT09   Every Wednesdays Time: 11:00-12PM Meeting ID: 971 915 1441 Passcode: 998782 For further information, please contact Get Berkshire Active: Tel: 01628 472851 Email: info@getberkshireactive.org Website: www.getberkshireactive.org/

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…

Are you looking for a life changing career?

What about home care? Home care is a rewarding job that gives you the chance to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Reading. Why not work for a care provider that: Pays the living wage (£8.25 per hour) Pays travel time and travel expenses…

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…