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

0118 959 4242

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 deliver the following services for Slough residents:

  • Appointments for benefits advice for autistic people and their families with our expert adviser Kevin Jackson at the Shelter office at 27 Church Street, Slough. To make an appointment (these normally take place on Fridays), please email or call 01189 594 594.
  • The Hidden Pearls social group for autistic adults, which meets fortnightly on Tuesday evenings at the Earl of Cornwall pub, in Cippenham Lane, from 7pm to 9pm. For more information about the group and its activities, contact the co-ordinator, Sarah Brown, by email at, call 01189 594 594 or see our website at the address below.

Advice about autism is available by calling our Helpline service on 01189 594 594 between 10am and 1pm on weekdays or by emailing and from our Home Visiting Service, which provides advice to families in their own home – contact us to make an appointment.

We also run regular training workshops in Slough for parents and carers, offering advice about a range of topics and a support group, which gives an opportunity to hear from guest speakers, ask questions and share experiences with other parents and carers in a friendly and informal setting.

Courses for autistic adults about social and life skills are also available.

Opening Hours
Helpine Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm

Autism Berkshire
40 Caversham Road

01189 594 594

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

01753 552271 / 577458. Out of Hours – 07899 784902

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.

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


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

27 Church Street

0344 5151380

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

01753 572249

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