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Talkback-UK - Covid 19 response

Talkback Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 

Following the government’s latest advice on social distancing, Talkback have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend its direct face to face services, however we are still operating, please see the attached leaflet (Talkback Covid-19 Update - We Are Here for You) for further information.


This has been a challenging time for each of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We wanted to mark this period in our history. 

The Your Voice Wall has been created to celebrate people’s talents and achievements and to give people with learning disabilities and/or Autism the chance to showcase their creativity.


Talkback supports people with autism and learning disabilities to build self esteem, confidence and have more say and control over their own lives.

It’s all about

  • knowing yourself better
  • understanding others better
  • being able to question and learn
  • being able to listen
  • being able to say what you think

Talkback is user led and therefore knows what life looks like when you have a learning disability or autism. 

We provide the following the services:

A  fortnightly Tuesday morning community drop-in called "THINK, FEEL and BELONG" for people with autism and learning disabilities who need further support with mental health needs. - see flyer 

A fortnightly Wednesday morning drop in called CAMEO which stands for Come And Meet Each Other which offers some support for people with autism to make new friends, plan  to do things together and set up a social media site. -see flyer 

1-1 Care Act Advocacy-for those people with learning disability who are going through assessments  or reivews (referrals through Healthwatch Reading)  


Health Passports-  being part of a team of people who are  developing these and making them available  for people who are 14+





Who to contact

Contact Name
Sue Pigott or Yvette Toome
Contact Position
Your Voice Engagement Manager - Your Voice Engagement Facilitator
Sue 07912732362
Yvette 07419988994
Talkback Reading

Where to go

Head Office - Talkback
Amersham Community Centre
Chiltern Avenue

We work in the community around Reading. 

We can be found in these community facilities 

Abbey Baptist Church (behind Reading Central Library) 

Cafes in town

Reading Central Library - Elevate


Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday
Time of day
Session Information
Please contact us to find out more

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?


Referral required
Referral Details

If you require Care Act Advocacy please  contact Healthwatch Reading who will then assign an advocate. 

Other notes

Talkback works with people who have Autism and or learning disabilities.

People can attend our different groups with a support worker or on their own. 

We meet at the Abbey Baptist Church (behind Reading Central Library) 

We cannot provide transport, but most of our venues are located on bus routes.

Local Offer


Health Passports are now available for anyone with a learning disability who are 14+

Please contact Sue Pigott on 07912732362 or contact our main office in Amersham on 01494 434448.

Contact Name
Sue Pigott
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
Talkback Reading
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)

General Provider Response

Is your service accessible?
What are the eligibility criteria for your service?
Anyone can attend who has autism or a learning disability
How are referrals/applications made to your service?
No referral process
Local Authority
Feedback and complaints procedure
Yes we have a complaints proceedure in place.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.