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Changes to non-complex hearing services for people aged 55 and over in East Berkshire

People can now choose to receive their care from any one of the following providers who have been awarded a contract by the CCG, referrals are usually by your GP:

  • Spec Savers – Locations in Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell, Wokingham
  • Sussex Health Care Audiology- Single location in Sandhurst
  • The Outside Clinic- A home based service
  • Scrivens- Single location in Maidenhead
  • In-Health – Location in Slough and Englefield Green, Egham
  • Hidden Hearing – Single location in Langley

Berkshire Healthcare has withdrawn from providing the non-complex any qualified provider audiology services; however its hearing and balance service continues to provide specialist diagnostic and rehabilitation services for patients of all ages with complex hearing needs, such as tinnitus and balance problems.

If you are being seen by Berkshire Healthcare for non-complex needs, you will receive a letter from them telling you what to do next.

Visit the CCG website for more information including a list of 'Frequently Asked Questions'.

Sport in Mind - Cricket and Circuits Sessions

Sport in Mind delivers free sport and physical activity sessions to help people experiencing mental health issues (18+). All sessions are delivered by qualified coaches and are drop-in sessions, so no need to book in advance. They are open to all abilities, with the aim of having fun in a safe and supported environment. They provide all the equipment so participants will just need to wear comfy clothes and maybe bring a bottle of water! You can find more information about Sport in Mind at

New sessions

Summer Cricket session starting on the Friday 3rd May 11.00-12.00 at South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA (meet in North Park opposite the house).

A new outdoor evening Circuits session starting on the Tuesday 14th May 18.30-19.30 at – South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA (meet in North Park opposite the house).

Cricket Poster

Circuits Poster

Win £1,000 for a Berkshire Charity!

Three £1,000 prizes are up for grabs as Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) launches its 2019 Vital Signs survey. BCF is asking people in Berkshire to spend five minutes giving their opinion of life in the county. As a thank you, they can nominate a charity to win one of the £1,000 prizes.

To take the survey and help those in need in Berkshire go to:

The Autism Group News about our latest free training sessions, TAG at Home service and parent coffee mornings

The Autism Group services have been recommissioned by NHS East Berks CCG and they are delighted to publicise their latest free 2 hour parent toolkits, these are for parents who have a child either on the ASD pathway awaiting an assessment or already diagnosed.

Following parent feedback, they are adding an additional half hour at the end of their sessions for parents to have some informal Q&A time with one another. This is optional and parents don't have to stay if they choose not to.

To book, parents should contact Becky: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her on 07943 551437.

They continue to offer their free TAG at Home service alongside their free toolkits these are attached.

Their monthly coffee mornings are moving to the venue where they hold their Maidenhead training sessions - there is a little more space and easy parking. No need to book - parents can just drop in. They meet on the last Friday of the month during term times.

Communications Training 9 May 2019

Sensory Training 15 May 2019

Tag at Home

TAG Free Parent Training Programme May to July 2019

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