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Choosing a care home

Advice and guidance on what to do when choosing a care home and what help is available to you.  Click on this sentence for further information.  

Community Activities and Support Services - Factsheet

There are lots of community based activities and support services that can help you stay well and maintain your independence. This factsheet provides information about some of the key services available and where you can find more details. It can be downloaded and printed.  …

Community Wellbeing - Latest Updates September - October 2022

AgeUK Reading Dementia Clubs Age UK Reading is offering groups based on the Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) model, supporting older people living with mild to moderate dementia. Cognitive Stimulation is the only non-drug treatment recommended to improve cognition, independence and well-being by the National Institute…

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/ Vaccine Support Helpline Tel: 0118 334 1091 Vaccine Support…

Council Tax Support

Council tax benefit has been replaced by a localised benefits reductionscheme. Councils will be able to choose exactly how the new council tax support scheme will work in  their area. This means that councils need to design their own scheme to provide help with council…

Dad's Information

This page is an information resource specifically designed for dads containing useful websites and other information. If you would like to see more information included here, please email us at fis@reading.gov.uk Dad Info has been developed in partnership with Fathers Direct and aims to give all…

Day Nurseries

To find out more about Day Nurseries please see below. Visit our advice and guidance page Nursery Schools & Classes for details of other nurseries. Last reviewed June 2022.

Debt Support Services

The Family Information Service has put together information on services that can offer debt advice and support. Please visit the individual websites to find out more...   Last reviewed April 2022.

Deputy's Office (Reading Borough Council)

The Deputy's Office manages the finances of social care clients who are unable to do so themselves. Clients, who are already getting services from Adult Social Care Services, are referred to the Deputy's Office when they are deemed to have lost the mental capacity to…

Different types of care home

If you're looking for a residential care home, there's a huge variety of options available. There are permanent care homes for older people, homes for younger adults with disabilities, and homes for children. For further information please visit https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/Pages/care-homes.aspx