Useful Information

This page contains various pieces of information which may be useful to our clients.

Improving phone reception for the hard of hearing. RNID, the National Hearing Loss charity, has useful information on its website. In particular, the following articles may be helpful:

How to get clearer calls from your phone

Using your landline phone

Lions message in a bottle provides a method to keep useful information in your fridge for paramedics and the emergency services, such as details of your contacts, medication that you are on, allergies etc. The bottles are free and can be picked up at GP surgeries and pharmacies.

Community Wardens. Lorraine Rellis gave a short talk at the AVB 2016 AGM on her role as a Community Warden. She specialises in dealing with elderly and vulnerable people.

Support for unpaid carers. RBWM has awarded the contract to The Ark Trust through its Signal project. It also provides the service in Bracknell Forest. See the Signal website for further information.

The British Red Cross Independent Living, Support at Home. This team provides a free service to help individuals get back on their feet after a hospital stay. It is available to anybody, aged eighteen or over, who is registered with a GP at Green Meadows, Kings Corner or Magnolia House. See their website for further information.

Healthmakers at Berkshire Healthcare NHS are periodically running courses on Self management for long term conditions. Email them to find out the dates of upcoming courses. They have also introduced informal pop-in sessions which are held at the corner cafe at the Bracknell Open Learning Centre. They will be held on the first Thursday of each month (1030am-1130am) and the third Monday of each month (2pm-3pm).

Royal Voluntary Service (Berkshire) can help older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community. It has volunteers across Berkshire who offer help and support so older people can stay independent at home in Ascot, Maidenhead, Windsor, Slough and the surrounding areas. See their website for further information.