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Do you have a community equipment loaned by the Council or NHS you no longer need?

If so, please call 0844 893 6960 Monday to Friday - 8:40 am to 4:30 pm NRS will collect it FREE of charge Not returning equipment costs social services and the NHS thousands of pounds every year.  This money could be used to make sure…

Lynch Syndrome - a beginner's guide

Find out about Lynch Syndrome and how you can protect yourself and your family. Download a copy of the guide here.

Mental Wellness Support and Map

You know you need to look after your mind as well as your body, but it can be hard. Making spare time, getting something within your budget, finding an activity or service that you can really like and perhaps managing a long term health condition as…

Berkshire Hidden Carers - freephone support line

The aim of the campaign is to ensure that people who are carrying out caring responsibilities recognise themselves as carers and get the help available to them. They may not see themselves as being in need of services and many may feel that they are…

Neighbourhood Guides for Over 50s Groups and Activities

Please download these neighbourhood guides on what's happening in your local area. Click here for West Reading Click here for South Reading Click here for Caversham

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…

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…

Priority Services Register for vulnerable households

Priority Services Register for vulnerable households Services such as gas, electricity, water, phones and public transport are no luxuries.  We need them every day to look after ourselves. Regulated providers of these services offer Priority Service Registers to provide extra help for customers who are…

Accessible holidays and days out

Use the following websites to help you and your family find a short break, holiday or day out. Tourism for All UK National charity dedicated to making tourism welcoming to all. Visit www.tourismforall.org.uk Visit England The English national tourist board website has information and guides…

Help with decision making (Power of Attorney)

Power of Attorney If the person you look after lacks the capacity to make decisions about their care (because of a learning disability, head injury, dementia etc.) the Council will discuss their needs with the person/people legally allowed to make welfare and/or financial decisions for…