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Berkshire Health and Well-Being Social Enterprises
Registered Charity No. 1164954
News & Upcoming Events
West Berkshire Therapy Centre New Home!
West Berkshire Therapy Centre has moved to its new home! The service that previously was provided at Clerewater Place, then more recently at The Moors Pavilion, opened in much more permanent premises on 2nd April at The Frank Hutchings Hall, Harts Hill, Thatcham RG18 4QH. The new location offers ideal space and access, with excellent parking and other facilities suitable for disabled individuals in need of a safe place in which to take exercise under expert and understanding supervision. [ read more ]
West Berkshire Therapy Centre march on!
West Berkshire Therapy Centre has announced that it has been awarded registered charity status at the same time that is to relocate to much larger premises at Frank Hutchins Hall in Thatcham on 1st April 2016, just two years after first opening.
When the service relocates it will also install new equipment, funded by the grant received at the Greenham Common Trust ‘Pitch to the Panel event in November. The new equipment is all motorized and will help disabled individuals to move more easily, helping with practical things such as getting out of a chair and improving balance
Race Night - Thursday 29th October
Our Race Night raised a wonderful £878 for the Centre! Many thanks to everyone who helped organise the event, attended on the night or provided raffle prizes and support
Reducing the risk of pressure sores for wheelchair users
Staff at the Therapy Centre invited the NHS Wheelchair and Seating Service to hold a 'surgery' at the Centre
Relocation of West Berkshire Therapy Centre
We are moving in October from Clerewater Place to our new address, which is:
The Sports Pavilion,
The Moors Playing Field,
The final day at Clerewater Place, will be 14th October. We will be unable to provide any service on 15th and 16th October while the equipment is moved. Our phone number will remain unchanged, as 01635 864561.
We look forward to starting our service on Monday 19th October at The Sports Pavilion and would like to thank everyone for their understanding and support.
Charity Event success!
We are delighted to have received a cheque for £4,500 from Donnington Valley Golf Club, money raised on their charity day on 18th July. It is super to have so much support from the local golfing community. Thank you to everyone who took part and helped make the event such a success and thanks to those of our service users who proposed us to be a beneficiary of this wonderful event.
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We are planning a stall for Newbury Carnival, on Sunday 5th July, where we will have a lucky dip/tombola. Volunteer Hazel Allum is leading the event for us and she has put out an appeal for items to help the fund raising.
Our landlord has put Clerewater Place on the market and we will need to relocate to larger premises before 16th October. The hunt for new premises is going well and we will update the web site when we have some more definite news.
We have had visitors from Oxford, Lincoln and Yeovil to view our Centre, to discuss the possibility of similar facilities being developed in other parts of the country. We look forward to the day when others are able to replicate what we do and a network of similar facilities has spread right across the country.
Throughout his year in office, Councillor Gary Johnson, Mayor of Thatcham, has been raising funds for us as one of his Charities of the Year. On 1st May we have been invited to a special reception where Councillor Johnson will present us with the proceeds from all the events he has organised through his tenure. We are most grateful to him for his tireless work, promoting awareness of what we do and helping to raise funds for us.
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Opened in April 2014, West Berkshire Therapy Centre is a specialised therapy gym for people with disabilities in west Berkshire and surrounding areas. We are a not for profit charitable organisation and invite voluntary contributions at the lowest rates compatible with providing an excellent service for as many people as possible.
Exercise is proven to help many conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, parkinsons and arthritis. With specialist power assisted equipment, West Berkshire therapy centre allows for exercise in a safe, relaxed, accessible environment supervised by a qualified physiotherapist.
"I couldn't do this without you. Now I will be able to walk her down the aisle and give my daughter away when she gets married." Stroke survivor
Our broad aim is to understand the currently unmet health and well-being needs of the local community and to identify opportunities where we, as part of the 'not-for-profit' sector, can fill some of those gaps and provide helpful, much needed, good quality services.
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