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Reading Mencap - Covid 19 response


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Food & prescriptions – Lockdown service only. Purchase and delivery of frozen ready-meals, food, collection of prescriptions

Family Support Service - Information, advice and advocacy service

Remote service during COVID only, face to face for emergencies only- Otherwise Telephone or Zoom

Day Services - Two services (Mon to Fri, no Tuesdays at St Pauls) over 2 different sites, Alexandra Road and St Paul’s Whitley, currently running on reduced numbers, maximum of 6 service users per site per day, some half days

Welfare service (in place of clubs) - Service of weekly/fortnightly welfare calls, referrals to Family Support if required, delivery of Activity Packs, doorstep/garden chats, weather permitting.

ClubsCurrently all closed but aiming to open BFfC funded Youth Club in January and possibly some others if required by the funder RBC

Out-of-hours, please call 07922 459 184 (emergencies only).

To contact Adult Social Care, Reading Borough Council, call 0118 937 3747. In an out-of-hours emergency, call 01344 786 543. For Brighter Futures for Children call 0118 937 3641. Email Please take care. Download easy read advice on the Corona Virus.

Last updated: 25/11/2020

Reading Mencap provides services and support in the Reading area to children and adults with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders.

Our office is open between 9:30am and 1:30pm. An answerphone is available at other times.

We run a day activity service at two venues in Reading as well as groups and clubs and our Family Support Service, please visit our website for details and a full listing of clubs and activities we run.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us on: 0118 966 2518, or drop in to 21 Alexandra Road, Reading, RG1 5PE (Mon-Fri 09:30 - 13:30)

Reading Mencap does have a changing places facility for clients and their carers to use.

Who to contact

0118 966 2518

Where to go

21 Alexandra Road

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday 09:30-13:30
Tuesday 09:30-13:30
Wednesday 09:30-13:30
Thursday 09:30-13:30
Friday 09:30-13:30

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?
There is a charge for the ME Day Activity Service and for our clubs.
Wheelchair accessible?


Referral required
Referral Details

Please contact Reading Mencap via phone or email

Local Offer

Contact Name
The Office
Contact Telephone
0118 9662518
Contact Email
Reading Mencap
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)
SEN Provision Type

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.