FAMILY SUPPORT




Home-Start West Berkshire
One of 200 branches in the UK, Home-Start offers volunteer support to families with a pre-school child who may need some support or practical help.
Contact Home-Start organisers on 01635 528202.
Berkshire Womens Aid
Refuge, help, support and advice for women experiencing domestic violence, physical or mental abuse.
Contact through Samaritans on 01635 42452.
Relate
Relationship counselling for couples by appointment.
Telephone 01635 33979.
Parentline
National confidential telephone listening service for parents.
Telephone 01702 559900.
Children with Special Needs/Disability
There are many support groups offering information and advice for families with a child or adult with special needs or disability such as physical disability, cerebral palsy, learning disability, autism, dispraxia, epilepsy or sensory need.
For further information about where to go for assessment for respite care, information on education, organisations etc, please telephone the Community Resource Workers on 01635 519004.


INFORMATION




Pre-school Learning Alliance
Information about pre-schools, parent and toddler groups, drop-ins etc.
Telephone 01635 867321.
Children's Information Centre
Comprehensive information for parents and carers about local services for children.
Telephone 0118 950 9499.
Youth Groups, Playschemes/Leisure Activities
Information about Youth Clubs, playschemes and holiday activities from the Youth and Community Service, West Berkshire Council,
Telephone 01635 519806. A leisure guide is available.
Community Resource Workers
This team, based with West Berkshire Council, may be able to offer you other information that you may require.
Telephone 01635 519004.
Homelessness and Housing Problems
Shelterline is a 24 hour helpline covering England, Scotland and Wales. It is for people with any sort of housing related problems.
All calls are confidential and free.
Telephone 0808 800 4444.