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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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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…

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…

Fuel Poverty - information page, advice and training

Fuel poverty affects 2.5 million households in England (10.9% of households) People who live in fuel poverty are more likely to suffer from ill health, from poor mental health, are self-disconnect from heating to save money or die as a result of living in a…

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…

Hot Weather Alert - information page

During the summer, temperatures are likely to rise to levels that increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable people, particularly older people and young children, those with long term conditions, people with breathing conditions such as asthma or COPD may be more affected when there are…

Help from your GP

Caring can take a toll on your own health and wellbeing so it is especially important to look after yourself. It is important you identify yourself as a carer to your GP Practice so they are aware of your situation and can offer extra support if…

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: 30/07/2020

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…

NHS Health Services

NHS Choices For information about health conditions, advice about staying well plus signposting to local health services: Visit www.nhs.uk Carers Direct on NHS Choices For information and advice for carers visit www.nhs.uk/carers or call the Carer’s Direct Helpline 0300 123 1053 Your local pharmacy Ask…

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. The initiative is sponsored by the Integrated Research and Development Centre (IRDC), Berkshire UK, CIC with a small grant support from Reading Borough Council. No need to worry about…