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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…

Flu Campaign 2020

Protect yourself and your family from flu this winter. Flu is a highly contagious and unpredictable virus that can be unpleasant for generally healthy people, but can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups including the very young, older people, pregnant women and…

Street Support Guide Winter 2020/21

The latest Street Support guide for Winter 2021/21 is now available at www.streetsupport.net/reading/ You will also be able to have access to an interactive map of the services available around the town. If you are worried about someone you’ve seen sleeping rough in Reading, you can…

Autism Support

Talkback supports people with autism and learning disabilities to build self esteem, onfidence and have more say and control over their own lives. http://www.talkback-uk.com/where-wework/reading For more information email us at talkback@talkback-uk.com or call 01494 434448   Page last reviewed: August 2020

Because we all care - CQC campaign focusing on unpaid carers

The latest part of the CQC Because we all care campaign focuses on unpaid carers. Unpaid carers are often the ones holding families and communities together. We want to hear about carers' experiences - whether that's their own care or that of their loved one.…

Creative Arts Course - 24 February to 31 March 2021

Compass Recovery College is inviting you to get creative from the comfort of your armchair with this Creative Arts Course aimed at beginners or anyone who wants to have a go. Uncover new ideas, get inspiration to use materials you have in your home or…

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…

Bereavement Support

Bereavement effects everyone in different ways, listed below are just some of the organisations that can offer information and support through this difficult period of your life. At the end of this listing there is information on how to register a death, arranging a funeral,…

Getting informed, getting prepared - finding care and support for older people

An online resource to help older people and their carers to find out what they need to get help and support. The site offers the information in accessible formats: - Text only - Large print - Audio - Leaflet (PDF)

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 850,000 people in the UK. Dementia is a progressive neurological disease which affects multiple brain functions, including memory. The exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is unknown, although a number of things are thought to…