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SMART  - Help for Adults With Drugs or Alcohol Concerns- are at the Trax, Mill Ride, Off Fernbank Road, North Ascot SL5 8JW, on Wednesdays, 10am - 11am  Call  01628 796525
E-mail :  contactwam@smartcjs.org.uk

Who could benefit from this service?

 

Read more: Adults With Drugs or Alcohol Concerns | SMART

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at St.Michael's Church Hall, Church Lane, Sunninghill, on Wednesday evenings at 8.15pm

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Alzheimers Dementia Support is a local charity,  commissioned by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to offer free of charge Dementia Awareness Training in the community, to residents and people working in the Borough. Volunteers needed. For more information please  see  www.alzheimersdementiasupport.co.uk.

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E-Mail: Rebecca.reeves@breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

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There are sometimes 1 and sometimes 2 of us ladies from the Breastfeeding Network who run the breastfeeding support group alongside the Health visitor weigh in session.  You don’t need to weigh your baby to see us you can just pop along, we are usually set up in a corner.

Read more: Ascot Breastfeeding Network | Tuesdays

ASCOT FREEGLE - THE SUCCESSOR TO FREECYCLE: FREE Giving, Locally, Easily

Ascot Freegle

Ascot Freegle is part of a new online re-use network called Freegle formed in the UK as a friendly alternative to Freecycle.

In just six days since Freegle was formed, 143 local groups like ours – 28% of former Freecycle groups and representing over 664,000 members (32% cent of the total UK Freecycle membership) – have moved to the new co-operative umbrella organisation, and many more groups are expected to follow us.

Freegle which means Free Giving, Locally, Easily, offers greater freedom for us to organise the way we work to suit local needs, without the rigid management hierarchy imposed by The Freecycle Network.

The UK has been a big player in Freecycle’s global network accounting for approximately one quarter of all re-used household items saved from landfill, and with more members per head of population than any other country.

There are already millions of people in the UK who offer unwanted household items for reuse by others, rather than dumping them. The new site Freegle is open to everyone who wants to do their bit for the planet - just visit www.iloveFreegle.org.

Read more: Ascot Freegle - Successor to Freecycle

ascot volunteer bureauThe Ascot Volunteer Bureau, which matches volunteer drivers with people who need lifts to appointments, can be contacted on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays, 10 am - 12noon. Local trips cost £4, longer trips have a 45p per mile mileage rate. Visit www.ascotvolunteerbureau.org.uk  Call 01344 625520.  See ARTICLE ON THE AVB



ASPEN, the Ascot Peace Education Network, began meeting prior to this country’s last conflict, euphemistically termed by the UK media Gulf War 2. It has been constituted as an independent voluntary organisation. It aims to build upon the tremendous concern felt by everyone about the war in Iraq. People worldwide, particularly the young, have woken up with a renewed intention to engage In peace building, by resolving conflict, and the group aims to actively promote peace and understanding through educational visits to schools, informed debates, entertaining neighbours with hospitality teas or lunches so improving relationships where we live.  The group meets formally every quarter and plans to invite experienced peace activists to inspire us. Strictly speaking it is not a Christian only group although many of its members worship at All Saints Church. It is not a political organisation only humanitarian. If you wish to join you will be most welcome. Contact Mrs. A Yarwood 01344- 621167.

Read more: ASPEN - Ascot Peace Education Network

The Berkshire Multiple Sclerosis Society has much to offer sufferers from the disease. For more information visit www.bmstc.org or call 0118 901 6000

The Bracknell Forest Domestic Support Service, charges £9 per hour and can be contacted on 01344 383516 or 07518 749889 or e-mail domsupport@bfva.org

The Citizens Adcice Bureau no longer runs the monthly Saturday mornings sessions at North Ascot. Please use Bracknell Citizens Advice Bureau 40 42 The Broadway, Bracknell,
RG12 1AG. Advice line number 0844 4994107  OR Tuesday mornings, 10am - 12 noon at
Ascot Day Centre
Bagshot Road
Ascot SLD9PD

Counselling Directory The Counselling Directory is an extremely helpful website for people who need help with something worrying. A step by step guide for those who don't know where to start. You can find out  more about the issue you are worried about  and browse through as many counsellors and psychotherapists as you wish, before making a decision.  You can find a professional counsellor or psychotherapist near you .

 http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ 

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Call Jacqui on 07880 703040  or jacqui@themindfulnessschool.com   Or visit www.jacquimacdonald.com

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Discover the Art of Blissful Thinking at the Mindfulness and Meditation School in South Ascot- a  6 week course, run by Jacqui in South Ascot

 

WEBSITE    E-Mail    hello@dawnbradlycoaching.co.uk   Call 07984 954304

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NLP ::  Life Coaching

Dawn Bradly has a Diploma in Life Coaching with NLP and can help with confidence and self-belief, work-life balance, relationships, anxiety and weight loss. Make a life change and achieve your goals. 

For further information please contact: sl@easttowest.org.uk  or 01784 438007 or visit the WEBSITE

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First Aid courses run at the Red Cross Centre, King's Ride, Ascot, usually seven weeks long. For details of the next course, call 01344 627377

E-Mail: fleetlinefreedom@gmail.com       WEBSITE:  www.fleetlinefreedom.co.uk    Jane Richardson 07703124330

Fleetline Freedom is a family run,  private hire business, based in Sunninghill, near Ascot.  We are focused on meeting the needs of wheelchair users, disabled people,  those with restricted movement or additional needs.
You can travel in your wheelchair or we can safely transport your mobility vehicle.


We have a winch for heavier chairs and scooters.  Space for up to 4 passengers in addition to a wheelchair passenger.
Shopping trips, Doctors or hospital appointments, airport or ports, days out, unaccompanied minors, or any other trips. We’ll take extra care to make your journey as seamless and comfortable as possible.

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Friends in Need runs (every other Wednesday]  in South Ascot Church Hall, Church Road, South Ascot,  2 - 4pm . For more information contact Louise  on 0796437651

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Grove Tutors run KS2 maths tuition classes in Sunningdale Village Hall, Church Road, Sunningdale.    Web:www.grovetutors.co.uk   E-Mail: info@grovetutors.co.uk

 

WEBSITE   E-Mail: Patrick@HouseHandyman.co.uk

Home handyman offers free advice and reasonably priced consultatins for home and garden improvements in Ascot, Sunningdale, Berkshire

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The Kitchen'  at The Hope Centre offers complimentary lunch and snacks and a chance to meet friends in the village .  Volunteers from all the local churches  offer free soup and toasties, cake, tea & coffee and a good chat . Everyone is welcome to come along, especially those in the community who would like to meet others and have a chat. The Kitchen will be open every Monday between 10am-2.30pm. For more information contact Annie on 01344 626118. For more information please visit our website at www.sunningdalebaptist.org.uk

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Picture  ++++For more information about the Joanna Simpson Foundation , visit http://www.jsfoundation.org.uk/  

The charity transforms the care, support and protection of children affected by domestic abuse and homicide

or e-mail   info@jsfoundation.org.uk 

Telephone :
0203 143 3841

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Read more: Joanna Simpson Foundation | Ascot

Website:  www.sayinggoodbye.org

 

The Mariposa Trust holds 'Saying Goodbye' services for those who have lost a baby.

The Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead Link Group offers support for people with self destructive behaviour, anxiety, depression,  impulsiveness and relationships. Contact the NHS Berkshire Complex Needs Service. Call the 0790 989 3123. 

For information about home services such as  gardening and landscape, general maintenance,  electrics, plumbing and heating, visit www.anchorathome.co.uk

 

Eat Better, Run Faster with the  Online http://www.buycheap-pillsonline.com nutrition course at thee School of Health and Well Being. Invest in your health in 2017! Go to  www.healthandwellbeingschool.co.uk

 

PACTThere is a recognised shortage of 10,000 Foster Carers in the UK. PACT, founded in 1911, is also known as the Oxford Diocesan Council for Social Work inc. We are a registered charity working to improve life chances for children. The focus of our work is within Berkshire, including the Ascot area, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and aims to build and strengthen families.

We are an approved Adoption and Fostering Agency. We have a history of finding safe, loving families for children in care. Here are a few facts about Fostering:
1.    Did you know you don’t have to be married to become a Foster Carer?
2.    You don’t have to have children already although you do need to have experience of caring for children.
3.    Did you know you get paid a Fostering Allowance of £335.70 a week to be a Foster Carer which is tax free and won’t affect any other benefits?
4.    Most of the children who need fostering are known as ‘hard to place’ children, they will usually be 8+ years of age.

Fostering is a hard but very rewarding job. If you think you might have what it takes to become a Permanent Foster Carer or you want to find out more then contact PACT now on 0800 731 1845 e-mail fostering@pactcharity.org 

 

Joels Place church at carnation hall near AscotJoel's Place are running a Parenting Teenagers Course,  starting after Easter on 24th April.  It is a ten week course and is designed for Parents of children aged between 11-18.  The course is for any parent, whether all is well or challenging and is designed to provide practical tools to improve and strengthen family life.  The course starts with breakfast and coffee, followed by a 20 minute DVD and then plenty of time for discussion and debate.

 The course is run by Lorna Morris and Abi Howe from Joel's Place church. It is based on Christian principles but designed for all parenting situations - together, unaccompanied or as a step parent.  It will run every Tuesday morning in term time, from 9.15-11.15 am, starting Tuesday 24th  April, held at Ascot Life Centre, 175 New Road, Ascot.  For more information or to register call Lorna on 07730930600. For more information visit www.joelsplacechurch.org.uk

 

 

 Public Speaking Club on Wednesdays at Jagz, Station Hill, Ascot.

Do you dread giving presentations at work?  Do you start to shake when asked to stand up and talk to a room full of people?  Does your heart start to pound waiting for your turn to introduce yourself in a meeting?

Toastmasters can help you.

Find out what Ascot Speakers can do for you

When: 2nd, 4th & 5th Wednesday of each month - arrive no later than 7.20pm for a 7.30pm start

Where: Jagz @ The Station Inn, Station Hill, Ascot, SL5 9EG

Contact: info@ascotspeakers.org.uk   web: www.ascotspeakers.org.uk

Windsor SpeakersEveryone is a bit afraid of speaking in groups or in public, some just hide it better than others! Do you think it would be a good thing if you were able to speak more confidently or improve your skills?
There’s a safe place you can achieve this and learn to become a better speaker, expressing yourself more freely and feeling in control rather than the other way round.

Windsor Speakers is a ‘non-profit’ club that meets two evenings a month where members get to practice and improve their public speaking in an organised, safe and supportive environment. It’s part of the Toastmasters International organisation that has over one million members worldwide.

We have all walks of life from housewives to business people to tradesmen to students. Ranging from accomplished speakers to absolute beginners.

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday every month at Gardeners Hall, 213 St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DR. If this is something you might be interested in then pop along one evening to take a look and see what it’s all about. You’d be welcomed.

To find out more go to www.winspeak.co.uk

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Emilia Garvey is a Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher of Reiki with many years of experience, offering treatments of Reiki and Crystal healing which are great for relaxation and stress reduction . She also teaches at Reiki all levels on a one to one basis. All treatments and teachings are held in her peaceful garden relaxation room in Ascot. Certificate, manuals and refreshments are included on all teaching days. 

Reiki and Crystal treatments are £25 for an hour treatment. Please call Emilia on  07960 376612.

 

 

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So Much Improvement with a Little Exercise. The SMILE programme is an exercise and activity club for you if you're over 50. You can enjoy SMILE memberships, SMILE sessions, Half Century Club and SMILE hikes at locations all around the Royal Borough and take away an 'At Home Workout' book to supplement your sessions.

 

  

LAST year more than 90    Samaritans volunteers from Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot & Districts branch answered 20,781 calls for help, according to the latest figures released by the national suicide prevention charity. Overall, 21,007 volunteers responded to 5,331,295 calls for help in the UK and Republic of Ireland*.

Samaritans’ volunteers are ordinary people, who dedicate time every week to provide a safe space for anyone struggling to cope with whatever life has thrown at them.

Volunteers from Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot & Districts are also involved in outreach work, for example giving talks, visiting schools, and supporting the neighbouring branch at Reading in running a Listener scheme with a local prison where they select, train and support prisoners to offer confidential, emotional support to other inmates.

Sally, director at the local branch of Samaritans, welcomes the opportunity to celebrate the difference their volunteers make in their local community.

 

Read more: Samaritans | Ascot Area

Sufferng from stress? Prepare for the forthcoming Advent season www.careforthefamily.org.uk/survivestress

sebastians action trust Sebastians Action Trust has raised the money to build a house where children with life limiting illnesses  and their families can enjoy holidays  For more information about the Trust, building progress and forthcoming events, click on http://www.sebastiansactiontrust.org/

 

 

 

 

 

  Silverline is a confidential, free helpline offering information, friendship and advice for older people, open every day and night of the year. There is no question too big, no problem too small and no need to be alone.

 

Calls are free: 0800 4 70 80 90  or from a mobile at local rate  0300 4 70 80  For more information go to www.thesilverline.org.uk

FACEBOOK     Call Nikki on   0783 778 879   Slimming World runs sessions at Ascot Heath School, Rhododendron Walk, North Ascot,  at 5.30pm in addition to the 7.30pm.

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Slimming World meet at Holy Trinity School, Station Road, Sunningdale, on Mondays , 5.30 and 7.30pm . For more information contact Marelise on 07778 672624  E-Mail  mareliseslimmingworld@gmail.com

 

 

SSAFA Forces Help is a national welfare charity helping serving and ex-Service men, women and their families, including widows and widowers in need. Those eligible are people and their families who have served a minimum of one paid day in any of the Armed Forces and their Reserves, including those who have done National Service. The Association can provide practical, financial and emotional support to both serving and ex service people, who may find themselves in crisis.   Further information on the assistance which SSAFA Forces Help can provide, can be obtained at www.ssafa.org or by contacting Central Office on 020 7403 8783.  For people in the Ascot areas the contact number is  01753 862307.

St Peter’s  Hospital has a new Memory Café  at Guildford Road, Chertsey, KT16 0PZ,  at the  Medical Unit Seminar Room, Level 4 (Duchess of Kent Wing).

 

The new Memory Café offers informal support and advice for anyone worried about their loved one’s memory loss.  It is primarily aimed at supporting families and carers of patients suffering from memory loss (for example from dementia), who are staying in hospital.

 

The Café will be open once a month on designated days and is a brand new initiative to support those caring for a loved one with memory loss.

Welcome to Thames Valley Alert: Community Messaging

Thames Valley Police are committed to involving the community in the policing of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes. We believe that by improving the flow of information between the community and its police we can all make a greater impact in the prevention and detection of crime and anti social behaviour.

This site provides an invitation for you to participate in the exchange of information with Thames Valley Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other community groups. You do not need to join a specific watch scheme but you may find that there are like minded residents or businesses in your area who would welcome your support.

If you live or work in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire or Milton Keynes, you are invited to register now to become a registered recipient of messages of information, crime alerts or witness appeals local to the area in which you live or work in a way that suits your needs and lifestyle by email, text or telephone. Register now to Thames Valley Alert.

As a registered recipient you will not only benefit from two way messaging but may also learn about those in your community subject of anti social behaviour orders, help identify suspected or wanted criminals from the Gallery pages or learn about community groups, events or meetings in your area.

Eikon is a Surrey - based charity which aims to develop happy, thriving and resilient young adults, who are able to contribute positively to society. Eikon stronly believes in early intervention - helping young people overcome difficult personal issues before they become long -term, damaging problems. For more information visit www.eikon.org.uk   e-mail info@eikon.org.uk  or call 01932 347 434

CLASSES AT Carnation Hall: Mondays: 6.30 - 7.30pm; Tuesdays: 5.15 - 6.15pm (full); Thursdays: 5.30 - 6.30pm; Fridays: 8 - 9pm (full)

For more information visit www.throbrehab.org.uk   or call Wendy on 01344 890716 or Lynn on 01344 886546.

 

The Heart Rehabilitation Organisation of Berkshire (THROB) runs an exercise classes  at Carnation Hall, Chavey Down Road, Winkfield, near Ascot and elsewhere.  For information on exercise classes e-mail:  kevin.johnson@rbwm.gov.uk THROB is an organisation which promotes initiatives that assist with cardiac rehabilitation , raises funds for rehabilitation equipment to help victims of coronary heart disease, organises social activities for members, families and friends ( to enjoy and to promote healthy lifestyles, provides euipment for exercise classes and pays for the training of exercise instructors.

 

Read more: THROB - The Heart Rehabilitation Organisation of Berkshire

A WeightWatchers class meets at Martins Heron Community Centre, RG12 9TZ on Thursdays t 7pm. Contact Jan Willett  on 07894315618

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LINk is a network of local people, organisations and groups that want to make care services better. Your LINk gives you the chance to say what you think and to suggest ideas to help improve services. Your LINk will also work with care professionals to make sure your views are heard.
If you have got something to say about health and social care please contact us.

Phone: 0300 111 0102 and ask to talk to Kayleigh Argyle, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead Development Officer

Email: berkshirelink@makesachange.org.uk

Visit: www.makesachange.org.uk

 

The Winkfield and Ascot Good Neighbours, who match volunteer drivers with people who need lifts to medical appointments and similar, can be contacted on 01344 621167.

   

yourSanctuary (formerly Surrey Women’s Aid) was established in June 1977 and is a registered charity supporting women, men and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Confidential practical and emotional support is offered and the charity aims to enable survivors of abuse to restore their lives and reverse the damage which the abuse causes.
The statistics are staggering:
One case of domestic abuse occurs every 20 seconds in the UK; it is the 2nd most common violent crime in Great Britain.

2 women every week and 30 men per year are killed in England and Wales by current or former partners; domestic abuse has more repeat victims than any other crime.

One in 3 women in Surrey and one in 6 men will experience some form of domestic abuse – physical, psychological, emotional, sexual or financial – in their lifetime.

 

Read more: yourSanctuary | Surrey Domestic Abuse Charity

All sorts of advice, contacts and support for young people in the Bracknell and Ascot area, visit http://www.youthlineuk.com/

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