Community Services

West Berkshire Directory

Local support and activities in West Berkshire.

directory.westberks.gov.uk

Eat4Health

Eat4Health are offering free nutrition and healthy lifestyle sessions to learn about nutrients, portions, snacking, emotional eating and more!

Email: info@eat-4-health.co.uk

Telephone: 0118 449 2036

Website: www.eat-4-health.co.uk

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Disability Employment Adviser

Do you have a health condition or disability and would like support in searching for and staying in work, benefit advice and information about local support organisations?

The Disability Employment Adviser will be HERE at Burdwood Surgery every 3rd Monday of the month from 14:15 – 16:15.

Ask your Doctor, Nurse or Reception Team to book you an appointment.

Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Support

Find dementia support that’s right for you. If you’re affected by dementia and live in Berkshire you’re not alone.

Our specialist services will help you:

  • get tailored information and advice from our compassionate and experienced staff
  • keep your independence and improve your well-being
  • feel confident and supported knowing that someone is here for you when you need help

Get in touch today.

Tel: 0118 959 6482

Email: berkshire@alzheimers.org.uk

Website: alzheimers.org.uk

Berkshire Grandparents

Berkshire Grandparents is a safe supportive space for grandparents and close family memebers, who have little or no contact with their grandchildren due to difficult family situations. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of the Month at St Nicolas Meeting House, West Mills, Newbury.

Telephone: 07444 800 658

Email: contact@berkshiregrandparents.org

Website: www.berkshiregrandparents.org

Dads n Kids Breakfast

Held at Thatcham Baptist Church, this is an oppurtunity for Dads, Grandads, Uncles, Male carers and Kids to have a light breakfast followed by lots of games and crafts!

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Telephone: 01635 867 054 

Email: admin@thatchambaptist.org.uk

Dementia Questionnaire

This questionnaire has been created to assess services available to people living with dementia in our local communities. Your answers will help us to understand how effective services are, what kind of difference they’re making, and how we can improve them.

Please download, print and complete the form and hand it in to our Reception.

FGM Support

If you have had FGM/C and have health problems, you can access help at the Rose Centre, Reading.

MASH
Reading Tel: 0118 937 3641
West Berkshire Tel: 01635 503 090
Wokingham Tel: 0118 908 8002

Berkshire Women’s Aid: 0118 950 4003

Oxford Rose Clinic, specialist clinic for FGM survivors: 07767 671 406

Childline: 0800 11 11

NSPCC: 0800 028 3550

The Rose Centre, Reading Specialist advice and support hub for FGM survivors
Tel: 07903 675 676

Police: 999

www.oxfordagainstcutting.org

Fibromyalgia/CFS Questionnaire

The number of young adults diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM), a condition which causes widespread pain and fatigue and loss of productivity, is steadily rising. We wish to survey amongst local practices and the West Berkshire area.

Please download, print and complete our questionnaire and hand in to Reception.

Gardening for the Brain - Ufton Nervet

Do you or someone you care for have a diagnosis or Dementia?

Come and join us for some gardening and nature related activities. Gardening for the Brain is for people with dementia and their carers enabling them to express themselves, have fun and socialise with others in a similar situation.

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Telephone: 01628 626331

Email: berkshire@alzheimers.org.uk

Learn to Play Chess

Free 10 weeks course beginning 26th March – Tuesday 15:30-16:30 at Newbury Library

Telephone: 01344 45400

Email: jonll58@btinternet.com

Mental Health Support Directory for Children and Young People

A wealth of information for children and young person’s emotional wellbeing and mental health support in Berkshire West.

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Newbury College Festival of Adult Learning

These courses are part of the new Festival of Adult Learning suite of courses.
Each course contains a short award and is completely free of charge.

Physiotherapy

Joint Pain? Muscle Pain? Trapped Nerve? Why not see an Extended Scope Physiotherapist?!

Telephone: 01635 868006

Website: www.corebodyclinic.co.uk

Speak to a receptionist

seAp

seAp is an independent charity that provides free independent and confidential advocacy services. They provide independent advocacy services to help resolve issues or concerns you may have about your health and wellbeing or your health and social care services.

Website: www.seap.org.uk

Sport In Mind - Berkshire West

The UK charity that uses sport and exercise to help aid the recovery of people experiencing mental health problems.

Website: www.sportinmind.org

Berkshire West Timetable of Sessions

Thatcham Support Group

A new and informal support group for anyone having or had treatment for any cancer and their family, friends and carers.

Meetings every Thursday from 10.30am – 11.30am at Parish Hall, Thatcham.

Find out more

Telephone: Aileen 07702 289473 or Jane 07887 525058

West Berkshire Community Breastfeeding Support

Breast Feeding Drop in’s in West Berkshire – we welcome fully or partly breast feeding mothers. Referrals can be made antenatally and postnatally from
your midwife or health visitor, or call us directly yourself.

Telephone: 0118 945 6157

Email: joanne.roberts@westberks.gov.uk

Drop-in Schedule

West Berkshire Vision for 2036

The West Berkshire Council is developing its local plan and Vision for 2036.

There is currently a consultation on what this Vision of our area will look like in 2036 and it will influence the plans and direction of travel of policies for the council, which will impact on us as local GPs, our population and of course those of us who live in the area.

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Falls Prevention

Information about Falls Prevention and services provided by West Berkshire Council.

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Victims First

Do you need support following a crime or abuse?

Victims First is managed by the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley. It is available across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and provides free emotional and practical support to victims and witnesses of any crime or abuse regardless of when it took place, or whether it has been reported to the police.

Victims First tailors support to individual’s needs. This can include telephone or face-to-face support, advocacy, (including help to access other services such as drug and alcohol services and legal services), support through the criminal justice system (if you have reported the crime to the police) and therapeutic counselling. People may also be referred to one of the specialist services which include help for victims of sexual violence, domestic abuse and exploitation as well as a service to support young victims of crime.

To find out more and receive support you can speak to a Victims First Officer by calling 0300 1234 148, or contacting them through the website www.victims-first.org.uk by Live Chat or by completing an online referral form.

a2dominion

Helps all victims of domestic abuse in West Berkshire, even if you are not currently in a relationship with your abuser.

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Telephone: 0800 731 0055

Email: das@a2dominion.co.uk

Alzheimer's Society - Side by Side

Whether you’re a movie buff or a morning jogger, our Side by Side service is here to help you keep on doing the things you love – and try new things too.

Telephone: 01189 596482

Email: sidebysideberkshire@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Friendly Film Screenings at the Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange are piloting two dementia friendly film screenings this year. Dementia Friendly Screenings are designed to meet the needs of people living with dementia, their carers and families.

Website: cornexchangenew.com

Fellas

Fellas has been described as ‘a grown man’s youth group’, running every Tuesday between 12-3pm.

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Fibromyalgia Support Group

Do you have fibromyalgia? If yes, join our support group:

West Berkshire Community Hospital
London Rd
Benham Hill
Thatcham RG18 3AS

From 2 – 4pm

2019 meeting dates:

4th March
1st April
10th June
1st July
7th October
2nd December

Email: westberks.fibromyalgia@gmail.com

Telephone: 07789 708072 (weekdays only 10am – 8pm)

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Support

Younger People with Dementia in Berkshire are planning to offer local regional support groups for people with FTD and their families, friends and healthcare professionals, in partnership with University College London. If you live in Berkshire or any neighbouring counties and would like to join us in shaping this new initiative, please join us on 8th May 2019 from 3pm – 5pm at:

YPWD (Berks)
First Floor
Unit 9 Indigo House
Fishponds Road
Wokingham
Berks RG41 2GY

Telephone: 0118 207 2880

Email: contact@ypwd.info

Get Berkshire Active - Right For Me

In association with Berkshire Age UK, Get Berkshire Active offers a range of fitness and exercise activities, and support for all people.

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Lift the Baby video: New campaign launched to raise awareness of safe sleeping with babies

Players from London Irish Rugby Club have teamed up with health chiefs to launch a major video campaign aimed at cutting baby deaths. The video is the result of a year long piece of work pioneered by Berkshire West and East Berkshire CCGs and a range of health partners. Research showed that the bulk of information and support offered to new parents was aimed primarily at mothers, so the health teams wanted to develop something to reach out to new dads. Please keep an eye open for tweets about #LiftTheBaby and retweet and share as widely as possible.

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MIND - Autism Spectrum Disorder Support

Mind have created a toolkit for mental health service to help support people on the Autism Spectrum.

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Parents Mental Health Guide

Being a parent is not always an easy task, however it can be so rewarding to see your child thrive and grow. To ensure that your child has the best opportunities it is vital for you both to understand mental wellbeing and the impacts of mental health stigma.

View the Guide

Postnatal Depression Support Group

Did you know that 1 in 8 women face depression and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and up to 2 years after having a baby? You are not alone! This group is for mothers to connect with other mothers for support. The group provides information, support and tools to make you feel like you again. See below for more information and to register for the group.

Newbury- Tuesdays 10.30-12.30pm
Thatcham- Thursdays 10.30-12.30pm

Telephone: 01635 760310

email: office@home-startwb.co.uk

Provided by Home Start, support and friendship for families in West Berkshire.

SEND Local Offer

The Local Offer sets out provision which is available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), aged 0 to 25, including education, health and social care services.

Website: SEND – Special Education Needs and Disabilities 

Stress Less Talking Therapies

Stress Less Workshops are a four session weekly evening class. The workshops will empower you to manage your feelings of stress and become your own therapist.

Website: www.talkingtherapies.berkshire.nhs.uk

West Berks Council Social Care Advice

Helping you understand your social care options. Find out more

West Berkshire Therapy Centre

Working in conjunction with the West Berkshire Therapy Centre we are proud to present to you the opportunity to use this wonderful facility for up to 7 sessions free of charge, including your introductory assessment session. After that it is asked that a voluntary donation is made on each visit. It is a great way to get fit, stay fit and meet new friends. If you would like to find out more please take a look at the website below or contact Charlie.

Telephone: 07599 261272

Email: Alain.wilkes@ypwd.info

May 2019 Activity Schedule