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Prevent female genital mutilation (FGM)

Oxford Against Cutting (OAC) is committed to working to help prevent female genital mutilation (FGM) of girls and women.

If you have had FGM/C and have health problems, you can access help at the Oxford Rose Clinic or The Rose Centre in Reading.

MASH / Windsor & Maidenhead Children's Services - 01628 683 150 (Emgergency Duty Team - 01344 786 543).

The Rose Centre, Reading Specialist advice and support hub for FGM survivors - 07903 675 676.

Oxford Rose Clinic, Specialist clinic for FGM survivors - 07767 671 406.

NSPCC - 0800 028 3550 (FGM Helpline)

Childline - 0800 11 11

The Dash Charity (Windsor & Maidenhead domestic abuse services) - 01753 549865.

Police - 999

They also offer training, their charity can deliver sensitive, high quality staff training and student lessons to support learning in primary and secondary schools and professional groups on:

  • Female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Forced marriage and other forms of honour-based abuse (HBA)
  • Body image (including learning on FGM, female cosmetic genital surgery, unrealistic expectations for body images shown online and how pornography presents a distorted picture of sexual behaviour)
  • Body rights and safety (from all forms of sexual harm) – primary school lesson (including the NSPCC PANTS campaign)

Please visit thie website for more information.

You Care, We Care Carers Event

The Runnymede Medical Centre and The Village Centre have formed a Carers Alliance and are working in partnership to provide support to carers within our community.

Come along to meet fellow carers whilst enjoying some tea (or coffee) and homemade cake. 

Wednesday 15th May 1:30 to 3:30 pm The village centre Victoria street Englefield green TW20 0QX FREE EVENT, NO BOOKING REQUIRED.

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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'.

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:

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