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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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Latest News (11 articles)

Virtual Cafe - Age UK Berkshire

Age UK Berkshire are excited to announce that our Virtual Cafe is restarting! Join us for a chat and to see some friendly faces! We are hosting these sessions monthly on Zoom, starting on Thursday 4th November. Please forward this on to anyone who might be…

Singing Cafes for older people run by Berkshire Maestros

Berkshire Maestros has recently been awarded funding from the Arts Council as part of their COVID Recovery Fund to run a ten week pilot scheme until December 2021 at no cost to the participants (the funding is solely for the purposes of reengaging older people…

Gardening Skills and English Conversation Skills

6 Week Growing Courses (Free introduction to horticultural jobs) Course 1 on Mondays 11am - 12:30pm, from 13 Sept - 18 Oct at Lavender Place Community Garden, Queens Walk, RG1 7AE Course 2 on Fridays 1 - 2:30pm from 17 Sept - 22 Oct at New Directions…

COVID-19 - local services updates and latest Wellbeing newsletter

Latest edition of the Wellbeing newsletter: Wellbeing Newsletter Covid-19 : July 2021 edition Sign up to the Wellbeing Newsletter Services listed on the Reading Services Some of the organisations listed on here have posted service updates in response to the Covid 19 situation. Many phone…

Coronavirus ~ Latest advice for all residents (with link to Easy Read information tab)

Where to find information Coronavirus: how to stay safe and prevent the spread.  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do The latest government guidance.  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Advice for households with suspected coronavirus infection.  The full guidance is available here. Reading Borough Council have advice pages for residents: https://www.reading.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/ Brighter Futures for Children:  https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/coronavirus-covid-19-update/

Re-opening of local gardening groups

As you may know, in and around Reading we have professional groups that can provide opportunities for therapeutic gardening, community gardening, and getting into nature. The groups are re-opening their sessions and we will be highlighting each group and posting details about what they offer…

NHS Immunisations and Screenings during Covid-19

Preventing the spread of Covid-19 is a priority but the NHS is asking you to attend your routine vaccination and screening appointments. As long as you, or your children, do not have symptoms of Covid-19 and are not self-isolating because someone else in the household…

Do you know anyone that needs help to get online? Free drop-in sessions available

Do you know anyone that would benefit from help getting started with a computer or mobile device? Or perhaps you would like to learn how to do more? Although we are in an age where it seems that everyone is using new technology, there are…

Reading Services Guide, Family Information Service & SEND Local Offer Fliers, Poster & Presentation

The Reading Services Guide team have created publicity fliers which can be downloaded from this page, see related links. If you would like hard copies of the fliers then please contact the appropriate service through the contact us page. We have also produced a Reading…

Oak Tree School

Oak Tree School c/o Maiden Erlegh TrustSilverdale Road, Earley, Reading RG6 7HS A colaboration between Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) Reading & Wokingham Borough Council. Oak Tree School is an exciting collaborative project which will provide a safe and happy learning environment for 150 learners…