Description of the Reading Friends project with invitation to sessions at 7.30pm on Fridays

Reading Friends

Reading Friends is a friendly, informal social reading programme that helps to start conversations and connect people who are isolated. It brings people together to read, share stories, meet new friends and have fun. They use reading – everything from newspapers to books to adverts – to get people chatting!

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Info about Reading Well programme: find helpful reading at your local library, as recommended by health professionals and those with lived experience

Reading Well

Reading Well supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing through helpful reading. Topics include mental health wellbeing, support for children and young people, and more. You can visit your local library to request one of the five titles in the series, and many are also available as e-books or audiobooks.

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Slough Outreach

Slough Outreach offers support for vulnerable people, including the homeless and those with complex needs. As well as providing meals and food for those in need, they can also help people to access advocacy services and medical support. You can offer support by volunteering or donating food. Please visit this page for more information on how to get involved or ask for support.

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Health and Wellbeing Slough

Bringing together Slough Borough Council with some NHS services, HWS unites a wide range of support in one place, so that Slough residents can have easy access to the services and information that they want, such as stopping smoking, improving wellbeing, and learning about local opportunities. During lockdown, they have been running virtual exercise classes and much more.

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One Slough

Created by the Slough Council for Voluntary Services and Slough Borough Council, One Slough has been bringing the community together to support each other over lockdown. The support they provide involves delivering food and prescriptions, as well as signposting to other services where appropriate.

You can become a community champion and help others by clicking here, or you can request support from the One Slough team by clicking here.

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BRAVE YouTube Channel

Our BRAVE programme, which supports those with experience of domestic abuse, has recently launched a YouTube channel to provide some examples of the helpful exercises and supportive content that group members can hope to experience within the programme.

You can also click here to learn more about BRAVE. The programme itself is open to primary service users, but we would encourage everyone to view these videos.

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Slough Carers Support

Slough Carers Support service provides a range of support to carers including groups, forums, newsletter, training, information and events.

They can also talk to you in confidence and help link you into local support. You can also register with them as a carer. This means you will be kept informed about what is going on locally through the Carers’ newsletter as well as receive carer discount vouchers.

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Slough CVS

Slough CVS exists to improve the quality of life of people in Slough and make a positive difference in our community.

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Active Slough

The Active Slough team aim to be the inspiration behind a healthier lifestyle for the local community through supporting local sports clubs, organisations and groups in delivering local sport and physical activities for all ages across the town. Our aim is to aid the development and enhancement of new and fun play, sport and physical activity opportunities all over Slough.

Active Slough run a wide range of sport and physical activity sessions including football, dance, yoga, seated exercises, boxercise, cricket and many more, in partnership with clubs and organisations across the borough.

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Sport in Mind

Sport in Mind is an independent Berkshire charity that provides fun, weekly sport and physical activity sessions, to improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems.

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One Voice

One voice provide offer a relaxed and friendly approach to singing, with no previous experience of singing required. The sessions are provided by a team of fabulous Voice Leaders, who teach a variety of songs from pop, folk, gospel & world music by ear, on the spot, and without any accompaniment.

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Art Beyond Belief

Art Beyond Belief’s Looking Glass and Curator programmes are a unique blend of art, study, graphics, photography, discussion and philosophy to get you thinking and talking about your own and others’ perspectives. Work on iPads and laptops – no experience needed.

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