West Berkshire Coronavirus Diaries

Posted April 30, 2020

Stories from people in our community. Thursday 30th April blog – founder of Recovery in Mind : ”For the past 4 years I have been busy setting up and developing Recovery in Mind with a wonderful team of both trainers who shared their own lived experience of mental health challenges and mental health professionals seconded […]



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West Berkshire Children and Young People Coronavirus Information


29/04/2020 Newbury Baptist Church have shared on their website a free book about Albert the mouse and social distancing. Click here or the image above to download a copy. Dingleys centres are closed but they are working hard to be there remotely for children with SEND and their families across Berkshire. Please click here to […]

Coronavirus West Berkshire Hospital Updates

Posted April 28, 2020

Royal Berkshire Hospital launches pioneering Covid-19 scheme A pioneering scheme which allows some patients with suspected Covid-19 symptoms to be monitored and managed from home has been launched at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. It is believed to be one of the first places in the country to use this triage pathway following its successful trials […]

Coronavirus Guidance in Accessible Formats and other languages

Posted April 27, 2020

Covid -19 Easy Read Hospital Quick Passport Click the image above to see the guide in full.   Click on the image above for the full version.   16/04/2020 – On Demand Remote BSL Interpreting Service. SignHealth have teamed up with InterpreterNow to provide a solution, to fill the gaps in BSL interpreter provision in […]

Coronavirus West Berkshire Mental Health Update


27/04/2020 Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Eight Bells for Mental Health has had to close its drop-in sessions until further notice. Coordinator Kathryn Dundas is supporting existing members and anyone needing help or advice for mental ill health by phone and email every weekday from 9am to 5pm.Email: newbury.eightbells@gmail.comMobile: 07785 254828Click here or the image […]

Coronavirus West Berkshire Maternity Update


There have been lots of questions around being a key worker or living with a key worker whilst being pregnant. Baby Lifeline have updated their ‘During Pregnancy’ guidance using The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists,Royal College of Midwives and Public Health advice. Click here or the image above for the guidance.   22/04/2020 Click […]

Coronavirus West Berkshire Dental Update

Posted April 21, 2020

21/04/2020 Urgent Dental Care in the South East stakeholder briefing 17/04/2020 Emergency Dental Update from Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 02/04/2020 Read the new guidance from the NHS regarding changes to Primary Dental Care services in response to COVID-19. You may face an increase in public enquiries about how to access dental services. NHS England […]

Coronavirus Guidance

Posted April 19, 2020

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. 20/04/2020 – Lasting Power of Attorney Update A lasting power of attorney is a document that protects you when you can’t speak for yourself.  Guidance on what you can and can’t do when making one during […]