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Access & Parking for disabled people in Reading

PDSN Event Report 18 February 2015 The Physical Disabilities and Sensory Needs Network (PDSN) event held at the Civic Centre on 18th February 2015 was themed around access, facilities and parking in the town centre for people with disabilities. Presentations included staff from the Oracle's…

Dignity in Care Event (PDSN) - 22 February 2016

The Physical Disability & Sensory Needs Network (PDSN) held the ‘Dignity in Care’ event on Monday 22 February at the Civic Offices, Reading.  The event was attended by 20 service users and members of voluntary sector organisations. The event was set up in response to…

COVID-19 - local services updates and latest wellbeing newsletter

New national restrictions starting on 5th November til 2nd December - find out more at https://www.reading.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/  Latest edition of the Wellbeing newsletter: Wellbeing Newsletter Covid-19 : 23 October 2020 edition Sign up to the Wellbeing Newsletter Services listed on the Reading Services Some of the…

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

Palliative Care and Care Homes

When there is no cure for an illness, palliative care tries to make the end of a person’s life as comfortable as possible. This is done by attempting to relieve pain and other distressing symptoms while providing psychological, social and spiritual support. Carers and family are also offered…

Making a Will

Your will lets you decide what happens to your money, property and possessions after your death. If you make a will you can also make sure you don’t pay more Inheritance Tax than you need to. You can write your will yourself, but you should…

Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney has replaced the Enduring Power of Attorney and the Power of Attorney. A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or…

Attendance Allowance for people over 65

Attendance Allowance is a benefit for people aged 65 or over who have a physical disability (including sensory disability, e.g. blindness), a mental disability (including learning difficulties), or both and their disability is severe enough for them to need help caring for themselves or someone to…

Council Tax Support

Council tax benefit has been replaced by a localised benefits reductionscheme. Councils will be able to choose exactly how the new council tax support scheme will work in  their area. This means that councils need to design their own scheme to provide help with council…

State Pension Toolkit (GOV.UK)

On 6 April 2016, the current State Pension scheme will be replaced by a clearer one. This means people will be able to know from a much younger age how much State Pension they’re likely to get. It will enable them to plan better for…