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.
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:
Where to go
- Head Office - Talkback
Amersham Community Centre
- HP6 5AH
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
- Session Information
Please contact us to find out more
- Is there a charge for
using this service?
- Wheelchair accessible?
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Refferal form attached to documents. PLease fill in and return to
- 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
Health Passports are now available for anyone with a learning disability who are 14+
Please contact email@example.com
- Contact Name
- Sue Pigott
- Contact Email
- Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
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
- 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.