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  • Social Prescribing Day 2022
    10 March 2022

    ‘I am really happy to know you and your support, you make me feel better. Thank you for being there for me’ RVA’s Social Prescribing service links people aged 16 and over to the activities and support offered by Reading’s voluntary and community groups, empowering people to improve their health and wellbeing. On Social Prescribing Day 2022, ...

  • Social Prescribing to improve access to healthcare for migrants
    16 June 2021

    Doctors of the World UK, a medical charity, has launched a new resource for Social Prescribing Link Workers and other frontline workers to support their migrant patients’ access to healthcare. The resource, commissioned and supported by the Mayor of London, outlines 9 practical steps and information to recognise and address healthcare barriers for migrants. Helen Murphy from ...

  • RVA and partners awarded funding to boost social prescribing offer
    18 March 2021

    Wild Being – a project by RVA and partners – has been awarded £50k funding from the Thriving Communities Fund We are delighted to announce – on Social Prescribing Day 2021 – that RVA and partners will be delivering a project designed to help people of Reading to recover from Covid-19 through the power of social ...

  • Compass Recovery College prospectus for April to June 2021
    18 March 2021

    Compass Recovery College continues to run free mental health and wellbeing courses All their courses are co-produced; designed and delivered by people with lived experience of mental health challenges together with mental health professionals. Their aim is for everyone to feel listened to in a safe space, with the opportunity to connect with others. Everyone is welcome ...

  • Get Berkshire Active – chair based exercise sessions
    24 February 2021

    Chair Based exercise classes are designed to help improve strength and balance from the comfort of your own chair while focusing on aiding muscles used in everyday activity – all performed at a pace that is suitable for the participant. Chair Based Exercise can be done at home and is easy to fit in to ...


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