Faith in the Community Wokingham Borough

Encouraging Christians in Wokingham Borough to Engage with their Communities

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Lent 2017 Day 21 Alzheimer’s Cafe Wokingham

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follow site The Alzheimer’s Café opened on Wednesday 20th May 2015, by the Worshipful the Mayor of Wokingham Borough, Cllr Ulla Karin Clark. It is aimed at providing a place for those living with this condition and their carers to get together for a time of fellowship.

Activities include:

  • A monthly speaker
  • Question time
  • Social and sharing time
  • Books, fact sheets and resources
  • Make-up sessions by Boots the Chemist
  • Free refreshments
  • Resource boxes from Wokingham Library
  • Music time

The Café meets on Wednesdays fortnightly, from 2.00 to 4.00pm in the Bradbury Centre Meeting Place.  There is also a Carer’s Group that meets on Tuesdays fortnightly, from 1.30 to 3.00pm in the Bradbury Centre. Contact: Claire Knight, Church & Community Team Leader.

 

Find Alzheimer’s Cafe Wokingham at:

Website: http://www.wokinghammethodist.org.uk/

Lent 2017 Day 20 Age Concern Twyford

Age Concern Twyford are a registered charity whose aim is to assist elderly residents in the area to maintain their independence and quality of life.  They serve the local villages of Twyford, Hurst, Wargrave, Sonning, Ruscombe and Charvil.

“Our small, friendly adult day centre is here to help those who are frail, lonely or isolated and to offer respite to their carers. We have a duty of care to our members – their happiness and wellbeing is our priority.”

 

Find Age Concern Twyford at

Website: http://www.ageconcerntwyford.org.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ageconcerntwy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AgeConcernTwyford/

Lent 2017 Day 19 Involve

Involve Community are the local support organisation for voluntary, community and faith groups in Bracknell Forest and the Wokingham Borough.   They support groups and charities with training, funding advice, development and support work, start up organisations, volunteering and more.

 

Find Involve at:

Website: https://involve.community/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/involve_WB

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Involve-Bracknell-Forest-Wokingham-Borough-301805320000854/

Lent 2017 Day 19: Wokingham Volunteer Centre

Wokingham Volunteer Centre are a registered charity that;
– works with and place volunteers in a wide range of community,
voluntary and charitable groups across the borough
– works with and support groups and organisations that require volunteers
(including providing training)
– promotes the benefits of volunteering to the local community
– runs the Wokingham Transport Scheme, Wokingham Town Mobility
and the Green ‘n’ Tidy Gardening Scheme

 

here Opening hours
Monday: 9.30am-2.30pm
Tuesday: 9.30am-2.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am-2.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am- 2.30pm
Friday: 9.30am-1.30pm

 

Find Wokingham Volunteer Centre at

Website: http://www.volunteercentrewokingham.org.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wokinghamvols

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wokingham.centre

 

Phone: 0118 977 0749

Email: volunteer@wok-vol.org.uk

Address: The Ritz Plaza, 10 Denton Road, Wokingham, Berks, RG40 2DX

Lent 2017 Day 18: CLASP Wokingham

CLASP is a self advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities in the Wokingham borough.

“CLASP stands for Caring, Listening and Supporting Partnership.

We are a self-advocacy group for people with learning disabilities in the Wokingham borough.

Self-advocacy is when you speak up for yourself about the things that are important to you. CLASP help people with learning disabilities to do this. We support each other to speak up for our rights and live more independently.”

 

Find CLASP Wokingham

Website http://www.wokinghamclasp.org.uk/cm/

Twitter https://twitter.com/CLASPWokingham

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pg/CLASP-297431823699305

Lent 2017 Day 17: Bottle Top Theatre

Bottle Top is a theatre community that works alongside those who feel socially isolated. Our aim is to build community, confidence and skills.

“Working within a variety of different settings and having come from very different backgrounds our practitioners are all passionate about the use of drama to help challenge, engage, and help those they are working with to develop new skills and confidence. On a weekly basis we could be working in drop in centres for people who are homeless or unemployed, in schools, or running evening workshops.

We refer to ourselves as a Creative Committed Community. By this we understand ourselves to place importance and emphasis on creativity, in whatever form it comes in. We believe absolutely in no uncertain terms that EVERYONE is or has the ability to be creative. Commitment from our members and indeed our practitioners is important. A commitment to turn up on time, to try our best and support one another. This is where community comes in. Belonging is vital for us all, and therefore we invite our members to belong to our community, to be involved and to contribute in what ever form that takes.”

 

Find Bottle Top Theatre Company:

Website http://bottletoptheatrecommunity.tumblr.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/bottletop_tc

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pg/BottleTopTheatreCommunity

Lent 2017 Day 16: Home Start Wokingham

Home Start Wokingham Support ordinary parents going through extraordinary times.

“Parents can feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life, particularly if we have little support from family and friends when we need it most.

Some of us, desperate to do the right thing to give our children the best start in life, find we’re fighting against the odds.

Are you finding parenthood a real struggle because you’re having to cope with isolation, or depression, or your own or your child’s illness or disability, or relationship issues, or twins or triplets? If so, you need support. Home-Start Wokingham District can help.

Home-Start has been described as ‘ARMBANDS IN DEEP WATER’ because we offer a lifeline to parents who feel overwhelmed and in desperate need of support, reassurance and friendship.”

 

Find Home Start Wokingham:

Website http://home-startwd.org.uk/

Twitter https://twitter.com/HomeStartWD

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/homestartwd

Lent 2017 Day 15: Daisy’s Dream

Daisy’s Dream supports children and their families affected by serious illness and bereavement throughout Berkshire and the surrounding area.

The death or serious illness of a significant person in a child’s life can be devastating and difficult to understand.

The serious illness or bereavement of someone close, can have a major impact on children’s home life, school life and friendships.

Parents may need reassurance about their children’s behaviour, or advice about how they can best support them during such difficult times

 

Find Daisy’s Dream:

Webpage https://www.daisysdream.org.uk/

Twitter https://twitter.com/Daisys_Dream

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Daisys-Dream-140385476524

Lent 2017 Day 14: Lend and Play Toy Library Woodley

The Lend and Play Toy Library offers a range of services for its members.

“We have toys and childcare equipment suitable for children from 0-7 years old. We also have books suitable for people who want ideas for children’s activities and play. We are based next to the Ambleside Center in Woodley and run by the Toy Library Coordinators Brenda and Debbie.

Membership is £10 for the year. 2 proofs of I.D. are needed one must include your current name and address. You will need to become a member first before you can access any toys for either Party Hire or three weekly hire.

The Toy Library is open to all residents of Wokingham District and surrounding areas, including childcare and play providers and children’s groups.”

 

Find Lend and Play:

Website http://lendandplay.org.uk/index.php

Twitter https://twitter.com/woodleytoylib

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lendandplay

Lent 2017 Day 13: PACT

Parents And ChildrenTogether – PACT – has been building and strengthening families since 1911.  PACT helps hundreds of families every year through outstanding adoption services, award-winning therapeutic support and inspirational community projects across London and the south.

PACT is one of the UK’s leading independent adoption agencies placing children with secure and loving families and supporting them with specialist therapeutic support. Our award-winning FACTS service includes counselling, Theraplay, creative art therapy and life story work which help children to overcome difficulties in childhood, adolescence and early adulthood which have resulted from early childhood trauma and neglect.

PACT also runs community projects supporting vulnerable children and adults facing a range of issues including domestic abuse, homelessness and debt.

 

Find PACT:

Website http://pactcharity.org/about-us/pact-about-us

Twitter https://twitter.com/PACTCHARITY

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pactcharity/

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