Our services have not stopped since the social distancing measures were implemented in Mar 2020. We have continued to provide much needed support over the telephone and through our zoom classes in addition to face to face classes from April 2021. We are happy to say that we will be fully open again from 13/9/2021 for face to face classes.
Please have a look at our new Spring 2022 Flyer for our classes.
Please use the mobile numbers below if you would like to contact us;
Petra Robinson (main Office and enrolments) : 07923 138 681 or 0118 959 5455 (Mon-Thur 9am-2:30pm)
Shaheen Kausar (for advice, support and outreach): 07923 138 730 or 0118 959 5455 (Mon & Tue 9am-5pm)
Hemamalini Sundararajan (for advice and support): 07923 138 654 (Wed 9am- 4pm)
Aisha Malik (manager): 07923 138 711 (Mon-Thur 9:30-2:30pm)
Information on getting your Covid-19 and flu vaccines in Reading. Check the NHS website for the most up-to-date information. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
NHS information on getting 1st and 2nd doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, and booster jabs.
Click the link above to see opening times and availability of vaccines for the walk-in site at Broad Street Mall, Reading, RG1 7QE.
Information from Reading Borough Council about getting the flu vaccine and Covid-19 booster jab this winter. Includes links to translated and easy read information about the flu vaccine.
Reading voluntary organisations are working together to support people to access their vaccine. RVA has a central helpline for carers, family, professionals and individuals in need of support: call 0118 334 1091.
Healthwatch Reading have regular updates about Covid-19 vaccinations on their website.
Information about the walk-in centre in Newbury, boosters, vaccination in pregnancy and more.
Information on the Reading Borough Council website about walk-through PCR test sites in Reading and community testing at Reading Town Hall (Lateral Flow Tests).
Guides and translations
Accessible guides for people with a learning disability and their carers
- Easy read guides on www.gov.uk.
- Easy read guides about coronavirus from Mencap, including vaccine FAQs.
- Beyond Words coronavirus guides – free picture stories and illustrated guides to support people with learning disabilities and autism through the coronavirus pandemic.
- A video about vaccines for people with a learning disability and autistic people. Produced by NHS England and NHS Improvement.
British Sign Language (BSL) videos on Covid-19 vaccination on http://www.gov.uk.
Download or order leaflets in English, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian and Urdu.
A Nepalese doctor talks about the importance of the vaccine in this video by Liverpool University Hospitals.
British Red Cross
- British Red Cross have produced a guide called How to have a difficult conversation about vaccines – develop skills and gain confidence to help you talk about Covid-19 vaccines with others who may be feeling hesitant.
- They also have a vaccine FAQs page here.