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. https://yourvoicewall.co.uk/reading
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+