Local useful contacts

Age UK Berkshire
Independent charity aiming to enhance the quality of life of older people.

Tel: 0118 959 4242
Web: www.ageuk.org.uk/berkshire

Alzheimer’s Society
Support and information for people with dementia, their families and carers over the whole of Berkshire.

National Helpline: 0300 222 1122
Web: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Slough and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
6 North Road, Maidenhead SL6 1PL

Tel: 01628 626331
Email: berkshire@alzheimers.org.uk

Reading
118-128 London Street, Reading RG1 4SJ

Tel: 0118 959 6482
Email: berkshire@alzheimers.org.uk

West Berkshire
Suite 35, Liberty House, Greenham Business Park, Greenham, Thatcham RG19 6HS

Tel: 01635 500869
Email: westberkshire@alzheimers.org.uk

Ark Trust Ltd, The
A local charitable organisation providing a number of services to local people with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups.

Tel: 01344 266899
Email: info@theark.org.uk
Web: www.theark.org.uk

Berkshire Autistic Society (BAS)
A local support group for parents of children and adults with autism, autism-related issues, Asperger’s Syndrome or challenging behaviour. Provides help, advice and information and works towards improved education, respite care and leisure facilities.

Unit 7, Richfield Place, Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ

Helpline: 0118 959 4594
Email: contact@autismberkshire.org.uk
Web: www.autismberkshire.org.uk

Berkshire Carers Service
A local charity which supports unpaid carers of all ages.

Suite 11, Beacontree Court, Gillette Way, Reading, RG2 0BS

Web: www.berkshirecarers.org

British Red Cross
Provides support at home, transport and mobility aids to help people when they face a crisis in their daily lives.

John Nike House, 90 Eastern Avenue, Reading RG1 5SF

Tel: 0118 935 8230
Email: information@redcross.org.uk
Web: www.redcross.org.uk

Carers Trust
Promotes, supports and delivers high-quality services for carers and people with care needs.

Reading
14 Albury Close, Reading RG30 1BD

Tel: 0118 945 4209
Web: www.readingcrossroads.org

Wokingham
Wokingham Hospital, Barkham Road, Wokingham RG41 2RE

Tel: 0118 979 5324
Web: www.wokinghamcrossroads.org

Mencap in Berkshire
A local charity that works to improve the lives and opportunities of those with a learning disability, their families and carers.

Reading
21 Alexandra Road, Reading RG1 5PE

Tel: 0118 966 2518
Email: office@readingmencap.org.uk
Web: www.readingmencap.org.uk

Slough
Horsemoor Green Community Centre, Spitfire Close, Common Road, Slough SL3 8JU

Tel: 01753 594666
Email: sloughmencap@gmail.com
Web: www.sloughmencap.co.uk

West Berkshire
Enborne Gate, Enborne Road, Newbury RG14 6AT

Tel: 01635 41464
Web: www.westberkshiremencap.org

Wokingham, Bracknell and Districts
Suite 2, Oakmede Place, Terrace Road South, Binfield RG42 4JF

Tel: 0300 777 8539
Email: admin@wokinghammencap.org or admin@bracknellmencap.org
Web: www.wokinghambracknellmencap.org

Windsor
Oakbridge Centre, Imperial Road, Windsor SL4 3RU

Tel: 01753 428019
Email: admin@windsormencap.org
Web: www.windsormencap.org

POhWER
Works to improve the quality of people’s lives and the quality of services by aiming to enable the voices of people, including the most excluded members of society, to be heard when decisions are being made about them, or about the services that they need.

Tel: 0300 456 2370
Email: pohwer@pohwer.net

Reading Deaf Centre
Information officer is available to assist people with complicated forms, writing letters, making phone calls. Appointments must be booked in advance.

131-133 Cardiff Road, Reading RG1 8JF

Tel: 0118 959 4969
Email: info@readingdeafcentre.co.uk
Web: www.readingdeafcentre.co.uk

Royal Voluntary Service (RVS)
The Royal Voluntary Service provides a service to people in hospital, can help in the home and run community events like lunch and social clubs.

York Centre, 42 York Road, Maidenhead SL6 1SH

Tel: 01628 636098
Email: berkshirehub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk
Web: www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/berkshire

United Voices
Provides an advocacy service for people with learning difficulties throughout East Berkshire.

Oakbridge Centre, Imperial Road, Windsor SL4 3RU

Tel: 01753 206721
Email: enquiries@united-voices.co.uk
Web: www.united-voices.org.uk

Wokingham Mental Health Association
A self-help voluntary mental health organisation that works in a community care partnership with Wokingham Borough Council.

Station House, Station Approach, Wokingham RG40 2AP

Tel: 0118 979 2620
Email: mailbox@wokinghammentalhealth.org.uk
Web: www.wokinghammentalhealth.org.uk