Advocacy in Slough

Advocacy in Slough is a free , confidential service provided by independent organisations, working in partnership to provide a range of independent advocacy services to residents of Slough.

Advocacy is taking action to help people say what they want , secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need.

Advocacy in Slough provide the following types of Advocacy:

Generic Advocacy , Care Act Advocacy, NHS complaints Advocacy , IMHA – Independent Mental Health Advocacy and from Sept 2016 IMCA – Independent Mental Health Capacity Advocacy

Age UK Berkshire

Age UK Berkshire can provide a wide range of free information and expert advice, including pensions, benefits, housing, employment, leisure, social care and ways to increase income and manage your money. We also have access to small grants for individual older people.

We are the leading organisation providing integrated health and wellbeing services for older people across all of Berkshire, a local independent charity and part of the Age UK brand.

We also assist with on-line grocery shopping for anyone who struggles with shopping.

Easy Shop is provided by Age UK Berkshire in association with local supermarkets to give you regular and reliable supermarket grocery shopping delivered to your home. If you find it difficult to get to the shops, Easy Shop is designed for you.

One of our team will visit you in your own home and set up the system for you.
We will then telephone you at an agreed time to take your shopping list.
We will place your order with the supermarket of your choice and arrange for them to deliver at a pre-arranged time.

In addition to the cost of your shopping Age UK Berkshire make a charge of £6 each time we order your shopping, for arranging the service.
The supermarkets may also make a small charge for delivery. But we know this is much more cost-effective than paying a Care Worker to do your shopping for you (which may cost as much as £40), so Easy Shop at £6 each time is cheaper and highly-recommended by our customers

Opening Hours
9am to 4.30pm

Age UK
Huntley House
119 London Street
Reading
RG1 4QA

0118 959 4242
info@ageukberkshire.org.uk
www.ageukberkshire.org.uk

Autism Berkshire

Autism Berkshire is the county’s leading autism charity, offering a wide range of services to support individuals and families living with autism.

As part of the SPACE project, we are delivering the following advice services for Slough residents every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm, at the YES Shop in the Queensmere Observatory shopping centre:

  • Drop-in advice on all aspects of autism and support services available locally from our Slough support worker Clare Johnson-Alem
  • Appointments for advice on benefits applications and appeals with our expert adviser Kevin Jackson.

Benefits advice is only available by appointment – please email admin@autismberkshire.org.uk or call 01189 594 594.

Advice is available at other times by calling our Helpline service on 01189 594 594 between 10am and 1pm on weekdays or by emailing contact@autismberkshire.org.uk and from our Home Visiting Service.

We also run training workshops in Slough for parents and carers, offering advice on a range of topics and daytime and evening support groups, which give an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with other parents in a friendly and informal setting.

Full details of all our services are available online at www.autismberkshire.org.uk by calling 01189 594 594 or email us at contact@autismberkshire.org.uk

Opening Hours
Helpine Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm

Berkshire Autistic Society

01189 594 594
www.autismberkshire.org.uk

contact@autismberkshire.org.uk

Destiny Support

Information and advice services – including translation and interpretation services, money, advocacy, debt and welfare benefit support and housing related advice.

Opening Hours
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday 9.30am – 4.30pm

Destiny Support
Chalvey Community Centre
The Green
Slough
SL1 2SP

01753 552271 / 577458. Out of Hours – 07899 784902
www.destinysupport.org

info@destinysupport.org

FirstStop Advice

FirstStop Advice is an independent, impartial and free service offering advice and information to older people, their families and carers about housing and care options for later life. The service is provided by Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) in partnership with a number of other national and local organisations, and brings together a wealth of expertise to help older people explore the options and choices open to them. We can provide specialist help on any aspect of care, support or housing for elderly people, including financial issues as well as statutory rights and entitlements. A growing network of affiliated FirstStop Local services bring additional local knowledge, and in many cases can offer face-to-face advice including home visits. It is therefore our aim to now work closely with national and local partners who want to further develop the FirstStop model.

http://www.firststopcareadvice.org.uk/access-services/public/

Job Centre Plus

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Delivering advice and support to people of working age, employers, pensioners, families, children and disabled people

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 8am -6pm

Job Centre Plus
Upton Lodge 2a Yew Tree Road Slough SL1 2AQ

0845 604 3719
www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk

Shelter

Shelter provide support for all housing related problems, including disrepair, rent, illegal eviction, harrassment, housing benefit, repossession and landlord /tenant disputes

Opening Hours
Mon – 9.30am – 1pm triage drop in, Tues – 9.30am – 1pm triage drop in, Weds – 9.30am – 1pm triage drop in, Thurs- 9.30am – 1pm triage drop in, Fri – Mon – 9.30am – 1pm triage. ADVICE HELPLINE 0808 800 4444 – 8AM TO 8PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY and 8AM TO 5PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Shelter
27 Church Street
Slough
SL1 1PL

0344 5151380
www.shelter.org.uk

slough@shelter.org.uk

Slough Employment Services

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Information Services – Information and advice and supporting service for people with disabilities includes CV writing and benefits advice

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 4.30pm Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm

Slough Employment Services
Windmill Resource Centre
Windmill Road
Slough
SL1 3SU

01753 572249

http://www.slough.gov.uk/sloughemployability

monique.samuel@slough.gov.uk

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