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Learning Disabilities information page: Day Services and List of local Day Activities

There is a wide range of day opportunities offered across the borough for people with learnign disabilities.  The services offered aim to make sure that people with learning disabilities have the support they need to: stay healthy and well be as independent as possible and…

Planning for your future care needs

There may be times in your life when you think about the consequences of becoming seriously ill or disabled.  This may be at a time of ill health or as a result of a life-changing event. It may simply be because you are the sort…

Help with care costs

Adult Social Care Services are not free. However, the person you care for may be entitled to financial support from the Council to help towards care costs. The rules around charging for social care services are complicated - for more details visit www.reading.gov.uk/carecharges Charges for…

Healthy Lifestyle (Caring in Reading Information Pack)

A healthy lifestyle can contribute to emotional wellbeing. Click on the linked services on this page to find out more. Page last reviewed: 30/07/2020

Do you need help at home or to get out and about?

You can hire a "personal assistant" to act as a homecare worker for you. Personal assistants can offer you all that you’ll get from an agency worker, but you’ll also get the continuity, familiarity and ongoing relationship with your assistant. However, if you employ a…

Do you need help with shopping? (Help with shopping factsheet)

Shopping for food and other essential items can be very challenging when you are older or have a disability. This advice and guidance page suggests some ways to overcome these difficulties so you can get the things you need to stay well. Use your personal…

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new single payment for people who are looking for work or on a low income.  It replaces means-tested benefits and tax credits for working-age people up to pension credit age. For further information available on the Reading Borough Council's website, please…

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…

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…

Technology Enabled Care (TEC) - Alarms and sensors to help you live at home

If you are older or have an illness or disability you may benefit from a community alarm service which allows you to call for help from anywhere in your home, at any time. Further information on alarms, sensors and assistive technology here   Page reviewed:…