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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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Talkback

Talkback Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 03/02/2021

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. 

https://yourvoicewall.co.uk/reading 

www.talkback-uk.com

Talkback's Values

We will always listen

We value the person in front of us. We always take the time to learn what is important to someone and how best to engage with them.

We will forever explore

We embrace new ideas and always find the right solutions for every person we work with. And, no matter what, we never give up on someone.

We will never assume

We understand that everyone has their own way of learning. We always look for someone’s potential and we believe that anything is possible.

 

We provide the following the services in Reading and West Berkshire :

A Wednesday morning session called Talkback CAMEO which stands for Come And Meet Each Other. This  offers support for people with autism to make new friends, try new activites, play quizzes, challenge each other through this resticted time and provide support in developing coping strategies. At the moment we are ofering this wither as a weekly phone call, or a weekly group "zoom" call  online.  SEE FLYER.  

We also have another group called THINK FEEL BELONG for those people with learning disabilites who wish to take a closer look at their mental health. This  group discusses  a specific topic each time we meet, as well an opportunity to meet other people and build positive relationships. Like CAMEO this is either a phone call or join in the "zoom" call.  SEE FLYER 

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

 Health Passports-  we are currently distributing  these around West Berkshire  and Reading for any one over the age of 14 to encourage  positive health care and awareness of personal support needs when going for a medical appointment.  

Details for all of these projects are:

sue.pigott@talkback-uk.com

 

 

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sue Pigott
Contact Position
Your Voice Engagement Manager
Telephone
01494 434448
E-mail
sue.pigott@talkback-uk.com
Website
Talkback Reading

Where to go

Name
Head Office - Talkback
Address
Amersham Community Centre
Chiltern Avenue
Amersham
Amersham
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP6 5AH
Notes

We work in the community around Reading. 

We can be found in these community facilities 

Abbey Baptist Church (behind Reading Central Library)

 

Time / Date Details

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

Other Details

Costs

Is there a charge for
using this service?
No
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Refferal form attached to documents. PLease fill in and return to 

sue.pigott@talkback-uk.com  

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. 

Our servcies are currenlty online or over the phone 

Local Offer

Description

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

Please contact sue.pigott@talkback-uk.com

Contact Name
Sue Pigott
Contact Email
sue.pigott@talkback-uk.com
Links
Talkback Reading
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)

General Provider Response

Is your service accessible?
Yes
What are the eligibility criteria for your service?
Anyone can attend who has autism or a learning disability
Funding
Local Authority
Charges
No
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.