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Disabilities

ABC to Read

A local charity which works with schools to help raise literacy standards. We recruit, train and offer continuing support to volunteers who provide mentoring help to Berkshire primary school children who are struggling with reading and lack confidence.

0118 951 1336
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An Access to Work grant helps pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition so you can:

start working
stay in work
start your own business

How much you get depends on your circumstances. The money doesn’t have to be paid back and will not affect your other benefits. There is no set amount for an Access to Work grant. How much you get depends on your circumstances.

Textphone: 020 8426 3133
Action for Blind People
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Whether you have just been diagnosed or have a long-term eye condition we offer a range of services to help living with sight loss.

0303 123 9999
Action for ME
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Action for ME is an organisation led by people with ME for people with ME.

0117 930 7286
Action On Hearing Loss
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Action On Hearing Loss offers care and support for people with hearing loss.

01733 361199 | Textphone 01733 238020
Adult Dyslexia Centre
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Offer full assessments for adults and children, advice and awareness training.

01628 670 054 / 07921022589
Advice Now
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Advice Now have a useful guide which will assist you in choosing a school that is best for your child and includes how and when to apply for schools and what to do if your child is turned down for a place and tells you where to go for more help.

Aphasia is caused by damage to the language centres of the brain. This can be due to a stroke, head injury or a neurological condition, such as a brain tumour or as a side-effect of neurosurgery. Aphasia can also occur after a brain infection such as encephalitis or other neurological condition such as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

Speakability supports adults who have acquired Aphasia.

The charity Afasic supports children who have developmental Aphasia.

0808 808 9572
Arthritis Care
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Arthritis is not a life sentence, but it can be life changing. Simple daily tasks can become difficult and painful, while managing family life and juggling work can be exhausting. Adjusting isn’t always easy. But there are many people, services, products and benefits that can help.

Confidential Helpline is available to answer any specific questions you may have on all aspects of arthritis.

0844 888 2111 (low cost rate) / 0207 380 6509/10
AskSARA
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AskSARA a simple easy to use Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) website. Just click on the area you are interested in – health, your home or daily activities, complete the simple questionnaire and receive a personalised report giving advice and suggestions for things that may help you to maintain your independence.

0300 999 0004 Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm