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3. Other Charities we support

West Berkshire Mencap provides high quality services for people with learning disabilities, their families, carers and professionals locally.

We have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for outstanding work in our local community. Services are extremely varied, cradle to grave and offered across West Berkshire, North Hampshire and surrounding areas. We are fortunate enough to have lots of volunteers and in particular many young volunteers who are recruited from local schools, trained, CRB’d and used one to one with our clients to ensure that they enjoy their activities and receive personalised support. Services are provided during the day, evening and now we have a Domiciliary Care Agency that provides care wherever the client wishes, i.e. at home or on days out.

Our main aims and objectives are to provide/assist in the provision of leisure facilities for people with learning disabilities to enable them to have more fulfilling and rewarding lives. We also aim to provide relief and support for these individuals and their families through advice and guidance and by raising awareness of the challenges people with learning disabilities and their families face.

We are always grateful for any and all forms of support including new volunteers, fundraising, ideas for events, donations, etc…

If you can help us or would like to find out more our contact details are:

West Berkshire Mencap
The Mencap Centre,
Enborne Gate,
Enborne Road,
RG14 6AT

Tel: 01635 41464

Twitter: WestBerksMencap
Facebook: West Berkshire Mencap


Registered Charity Number: 1076658

Action for Children is committed to helping the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people break through injustice, deprivation and inequality, so they can achieve their full potential. As one of the UK 's largest children's charities, Action for Children works with nearly 200,000 children, young people and their families at 480 projects across the UK .

Action for Children’s services fall in to four key areas:

  1. Families who need support – Action for Children is the largest provider of family support services in the UK, helping children and families with the most difficult problems.
  2. Children who cannot live with their birth families – Action for Children is a registered adoption agency and also provides fostering schemes.
  3. Disabled children – this includes residential and respite care.
  4. Young people who experience severe difficulties – We work to help vulnerable young people realise their potential and make a successful transition to adulthood.

In all of our work with children, young people and families we look to offer support and encouragement that empowers and transforms lives. At Action for Children our aim is simple but ambitious, to help the UK ’s most vulnerable children and young people achieve their full potential. We help them do this with a wide and innovative range of services for them and their families, as well as by campaigning for policy change.

In the Reading area we have three projects which are Woodlark’s Children’s Centre, Waterlilies Children’s Centre and Margaret Wells-Furby Children’s Centre find out information about these projects on

About Sue Ryder in Berks, Bucks and Oxon.

Founded in 1953 by Lady Ryder, Sue Ryder is a national charity providing health and social care services in local communities. It provides compassionate and expert care to people with long-term and end of life needs in 7 hospices, 7 residential care centres and people's homes. The charity also supports families, friends and carers.

Locally, Sue Ryder looks after patients and their families in Berks, Bucks and Oxon, through Nettlebed Hospice, nr. Henley. Since April 2011 we have also managed Duchess of Kent House in Reading –which the club has kindly previously supported – and community services in Newbury and Wokingham.

Through these services we provide inpatient stays for people who require the expertise of a multi professional team to address complex symptom management problems. Alongside the inpatient facilities patients can be supported while at home through day therapy or outpatient clinics. The team of medical, nursing and allied health professionals seek to fulfill the physical, psychological and spiritual needs to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients whose disease is no longer responsive to curative treatment.

For more information please contact Vicky Smith, (Community Fundraiser) on 01491 641070 or email

Reaching out to every child and family who need us, offering support and care from people who understand...

Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service is delighted to have been chosen as Reading RFC Charity of the Year and would like to thank everyone for their support.

Our charity is working to build a local children’s hospice, which will support children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions throughout Berkshire and the bordering areas of surrounding counties.

New research has shown there are over 330 families who need this vital service. Alexander Devine has funded two nurses who are now supporting these children and their families in their own homes, and an anonymous benefactor has donated 6 acres of land in the Maidenhead area on which our charity will be able to build Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice.

If you can help us in any way – with a donation, fundraising or by volunteering – we would love to hear from you.

For more information, please contact, visit or call us on 0845 055 8276. Many thanks for your support. no: 1118947