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Older people

8 Bells for Mental Health
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Supporting people affected by mental health issues.

07768 707 646
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Able Active Friends Mortimer has been commissioned by West Berkshire PCT in response to changes in community care, providing a mobile day service for lonely, isolated older people living in Mortimer and surrounding areas.

The group is run by Woodley Age Concern, a locally based charity specialising in care and running activity clubs for older people.

07771 671629 / 0118 969 1471

Facilities suitable for older people but no carers on site. Meals, coffee,trips and holidays organised.

01635 40488
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Audrey Needham House is an extra care sheltered scheme with 39 self contained flats. All the flats have a kitchen, lounge, separate bedroom and a bathroom with a walk in shower. Two flats have double bedrooms and there are five specially adapted wheelchair flats on the ground floor. There are two assisted bathrooms in the scheme for tenants that need assistance with bathing and a shared bath for tenants that can bathe without assistance.

01635 47559
Bruce Charitable Trust
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Canal boats for hire for self-catering, self-steer holidays by disabled, disadvantaged or elderly people with their family, friends or carers.

01264 356451

A registered charity dedicated to helping former civil servants, their partners, widows, widowers and dependents.
01635 44575
Community Christmas
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Communities are encouraged to provide a meal, entertainment and companionship to the elderly on Christmas Day. We will: provide support and guidance to new events, list any events wishing to do so to maximise their reach into the communities and guide those in need, those who care about them, or those that want to help them, towards an event in their area.

0844 854 9251
Community Nursing

To enable people to remain in their own homes and reduce avoidable hospital admissions, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provide nursing services at home to patients who are unable to get to a doctor or clinic due to their health condition.

We work with patients to enable them to be as independent as possible. Where appropriate we teach them about self-care, for example advising them how to manage their own medications or give injections.

We assess patients at home and create a plan of care for them. We can provide intravenous therapy and other high tech services at home which are unavailable in a GP surgery. We also run specialist leg ulcer clinics in five locations.

You may be referred to our services by your GP or following a stay in hospital.

0845 071 2033
Continence advice (adults)
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Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust offer confidential telephone advice and specialist clinics where expert assessment and a variety of continence treatments are provided. If you suffer from continence issues, you can refer yourself to our service by calling 0118 9495145/6 or you can contact your GP.

0118 9495145/6
Dental Service
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Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provide NHS dental treatment to children and adults who have special needs that prevent them getting dental care from a general dentist.

This includes children who are very young or anxious, adults and children with learning and physical disabilities, complex medical problems or mental health difficulties, and frail older people.

In some circumstances limited home care is available. We can also arrange hoist facilities in clinics to transfer patients from a wheelchair to the dental chair.

If needed, some types of treatment can be provided under sedation or general anaesthesia.

People are usually referred by their dentist but can also be referred by their doctor, or another health or social care professionals. You can even refer yourself. The criteria for referral and acceptance are below.

All referrals will be assessed to see if they meet the criteria for treatment in the service and then the patient offered an appointment at their nearest clinic.

01753 638660