Residents invited to vote on design for new Victoria Park play area

Local residents are being invited to help choose the design for a new play area at a much-loved neighbourhood park, as part of the Council’s ongoing major investment in playgrounds across the town. £458,000 is being invested in Victoria Park in Reading which includes relocating and upgrading the play equipment to create a new, exciting and accessible play area for children aged between 3 years and 12 years. Continue reading Residents invited to vote on design for new Victoria Park play area

Offices available for charity use at 10 Eaton Place, Reading RG1 7LP

Avire is an agency matching charities with businesses for short-term lettings. They have an offer of a 2-storey building, sized from 1000 sq ft up to 2000 sq ft, available to charities on a rent, business rates and service charge-free basis. The charity would pay the utilities. The property can be used for office, administration, training, workshops and any other charitable use. Continue reading Offices available for charity use at 10 Eaton Place, Reading RG1 7LP

Life Changers Therapeutic Gardening Programme

Life Changers is a free, four month gardening programme for those living with a life-changing illness or injury to enable them to improve their health and wellbeing. Whether recovering from a stroke or surgery, or living with a long term condition like diabetes, multiple sclerosis or Long Covid, people experiencing a life-changing health condition can experience the joy of gardening, build new friendships and increase social networks and build confidence to regain or maintain an active, healthy and independent life. Continue reading Life Changers Therapeutic Gardening Programme

Free Mental Health Support

Supported self-help can make a positive difference to your mental health. It’s a free programme that works with you, to support you to recognise and understand your emotions. We give you the materials to understand and manage your feelings. And we call you regularly to give you support. This is a one-to-one guided self-help service, not a counselling service. But our practitioners do use counselling-based skills in their support. Continue reading Free Mental Health Support

ReadiBus unveils a new bus livery

ReadiBus – Reading’s alternative door-to-door bus service for people with restricted mobility – unveiled a new bus livery on Wednesday 10 April 2024 in Broad Street, Reading. The ReadiBus has had a very distinctive burgundy and white livery since its inception. This is the first significant change to that bus livery in over 42 years. Continue reading ReadiBus unveils a new bus livery

Berkshire Community Foundation – Funds for Older People – deadline 2 May 2024

The Berkshire Community Foundation manages a number of funds which aim to support projects tackling issues affecting older people, such as isolation, health and well-being, and is now open for grant applications. Applications will be considered from not-for-profit, voluntary or community groups, social enterprises/CIC or registered charities, that are actively working in Berkshire. Grants up to a maximum of £5,000 will be considered, subject to funding availability. Continue reading Berkshire Community Foundation – Funds for Older People – deadline 2 May 2024

Job vacancy: CWO Social Prescribing Manager – closing date 29 April 2024

RVA is looking to recruit a CWO Social Prescribing Manager to join the Community Wellness Outreach [CWO] project. The CWO Social Prescribing Manager will join a small and friendly project team providing the outreach sessions. The primary responsibility of the role is to enable participants at risk of poor cardio health to make changes to improve their health outcomes. The right person is likely to be motivated to overcome health inequalities and have some understanding of good cardio health. Continue reading Job vacancy: CWO Social Prescribing Manager – closing date 29 April 2024

RBC/ACRE: Community Health Champions project grants – deadline extended to 5 April 2024

Reading Borough Council, together with Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality, are inviting local organisations who support Reading residents with their health and wellbeing to apply for this project grant. The grants are designed to support community-based organisations working with those at the greatest risk of experiencing poor health outcomes and health inequalities. Continue reading RBC/ACRE: Community Health Champions project grants – deadline extended to 5 April 2024

Thinking of holding a street party? Free road closures available this summer

A street party is a great way to bring your neighbours together and have fun, and as in previous years communities across Reading are invited to host street parties without having to pay the usual road closure fees. This year the council has announced that free road closures will be available for street parties that take place on any weekend in June or July. To apply to hold a street party, please use the online application form at www.reading.gov.uk/streetparties. Continue reading Thinking of holding a street party? Free road closures available this summer