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Urgent: Returning NHS/Council Equipment

Community Equipment Service (NRS) are gearing up for what is anticipated to be a significant increase in demand for equipment over the coming weeks, they have been working closely with suppliers to make sure equipment is in the supply chain.

Another important part of that chain is recycled equipment, which will help to ensure NRS can maximise and maintain supply for Berkshire as effectively as possible, especially if suppliers cannot keep up with new equipment demands.#

If you or a family have equipment that you no longer need you can have it collected FREE OF CHARGE. Loan items are like those shown here and can include other equipment too. They will most likely have an NRS Healthcare sticker on them.

To have the equipment collected FREE OF CHARGE please contact:

NRS Healthcare directly on 0344 893 6960 (Monday to Friday 8.30am – 6pm).

Returned equipment will be recycled and could support another person in their everyday life.

Never pass the equipment to someone else - it may not be suitable for them.

Bracknell Forest community rallies to help others during COVID-19 pandemic

Hundreds of Bracknell Forest residents have already signed up to help their neighbours and community throughout the coronavirus pandemic with more work ongoing to make sure the most vulnerable are supported over the coming weeks and months.

Voluntary and community groups from across the borough are working together to plan how essential items, like food and medication, can still be accessed by those who are vulnerable and/ or self-isolating over the coming weeks.

Visit the council website to read more.

Do you need help and support?

Bracknell Forest Council is working with local charities and other partners to provide a community response for those who don't have support and need advice or practical help.
Healthwatch Bracknell Forest, working with involve Community Services, are coordinating this. This is not an alternative to the NHS or social services.

Carers please continue to contact SIGNAL directly.

More information.

Meetings cancelled

We had planned to hold a new carers meeting on the 7th April 2020 at Forget Me Knot, unfortunately this meeting has been postponed. We will let you know when we have a new date.

We also planned to hold the next Carers Lunch at Easthampstead Baptist Church in May, this has also been postponed. We will let you know when we have a new date.

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