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Living well with Autism

Autism in Reading Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects how a person communicates with and relates to others, learns, and processes information. It is currently estimated that roughly one in every 100 people has autism. As a spectrum condition, autism affects people in…

Living well with Dementia

Dementia is a progressive illness of the brain resulting in the loss of functioning such as memory, reasoning, communication skills and activities in daily living. The chances of developing dementia increase with age, but some people under the age of 65 develop this condition which…

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.

Maintaining Strength and Balance

As we get older we start to lose muscle strength, losing up to 30% between the ages of 50 and 70 years and this can make falls more likely. Even just one fall can cause a lot of pain and distress and have a huge impact on self confidence. You might…

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…

Mental Health in Reading - Information page

What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mental health problems are very common and there is…

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…

Mindfulness at RISC - Depression Xpression

With the help of a Reading Community Grant from RVA, we are resuming our monthly support meetings at RISC starting on Monday 14th September 2020 at 7.30pm. Social distancing and safety measures will be in place to minimise the risks from Covid-19 – full details…

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

Neighbourhood services for older people

The Council’s Neighbourhood Services Team works directly with older people in their neighbourhoods to ensure they have opportunities to stay involved in community activities. Social groups The team has supported the development of a number of successful social groups which are now run by older…