Who can help?

This page will tell you about other places you can go to for information, advice and support. Click on the logo if you want to find out more and it will take you to the organisation’s website. The organisations you can see on this page were chosen by young people.


Berkshire Youth: We are excited about you! And look to help and serve our young people through activities, training, providing opportunities for youth to volunteer and supporting clubs in our area

Link to website: http://www.berkshireyouth.co.uk/

West Berkshire Mencap: West Berkshire Mencap exists to provide high quality services for people with learning disabilities, their families, carers and professionals. We have been in existence for over 60 years. We listen to our users requirements and are able to tailor our services flexibly and speedily to ensure that the people that we support are able to get the service they need.

Link to website: http://www.wbmencap.org/

West Berkshire Training Consortium: WBTC is the home of Apprenticeships. We’ve been helping the community by working with local employers and young people for a very long time and we’re really good at it. We’ve helped young people get the start they need to develop their careers by helping them gain work experience, learn valuable skills and achieve industry recognised qualifications.

Link to website: http://www.wbtc-uk.com/

Shared Lives Plus: SharedLivesPlus works with its members to:

  • Provide resources, training, insurance and one-to-one support;
  • Enable members to talk to, support and learn from each other;
  • Ensure that members can act as a network to influence national and local decision makers and the development of a more personalised social care system;
  • Raise awareness of the value of members’ work;
  • Commission research and strengthen the evidence base for our work.

Link to website: http://sharedlivesplus.org.uk/

Newbury Resource Centre: Newbury Resource Centre provides volunteering, supported volunteering, training and placement opportunities for the local community, focussing on those who are at a disadvantage in some way. Many of our supported volunteers have learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health issues.

Link to website: http://cfpnewbury.org/home/3443319

Ways into Work: If you are looking for a job, have a disability or disadvantage and need some support, Ways Into Work could help. We have over 15 years’ experience of providing high quality supported employment services to individuals and employers. We work to match the skills and talents of individuals with a disability or disadvantage, to the business needs of employers.

Link to website: http://waysintowork.com/

Link Up: Work skills for adults with learning disabilities in a sheltered environment, based at The New Slater Centre on Bone Lane, Newbury. Members are supported by staff to complete real work for real customers and work towards accredited qualifications; members also have the opportunity to work out in the community with job coaches.

Link to website: http://www.westberkshiremencap.org/our-services/adult-day-services/link-up/

National Autistic Society West Berkshire Branch: The NAS, West Berkshire Branch aims to support children and adults with autism and Asperger syndrome in West Berkshire, including their parents and carers.

Link to website: http://www.westberksnas.org.uk/

Newbury College: Newbury College offer a range of courses for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Link to website: http://www.newbury-college.ac.uk/

Berkshire College of Agriculture: BCA is an inclusive and successful college where students develop excellent practical and employment skills.

Link to website: http://www.bca.ac.uk/

Reading College: Are you looking for a college that will cater to your additional learning needs? We understand how much attention each individual situation requires, and provide a range of support for Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Every year, we help more than 200 students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities learn and progress at Reading College.

Link to website: http://www.reading-college.ac.uk/school-leaver/LLDD

West Berkshire Advocacy: West Berkshire Advocacy provide a range of advocacy services for people with disabilities and their carers including a drop in session on a Monday from 11am-1pm in Newbury.

Link to website: https://www.westberksadvocacy.org/

PALS: PALS is a local charity that supports children and young people from five to 25, who have physical disabilities and/or a sensory impairment. They have an 18+ group that take part in a variety of social events.

Link to website: http://www.palsweb.org.uk/

Interakt: Interakt offer exciting and tailor made opportunities for all ages, abilities and disabilities because they care about your welfare and improving your lifestyle. Their passion is to provide you with professional exposure in all aspects of theatre, art, fashion and education in relevant life skills.

Link to website: http://interakt.org.uk/

Yume Project: An exciting new project giving people the chance to experience social, leisure and work based activities. The team includes well qualified and experienced staff with a diverse range of skills. They have particular expertise in learning disabilities and autism and can offer you a tailor made service.

Link to website: http://www.theyumeproject.org.uk/