We are experiencing high call volumes and referrals at the moment and we are working to support everyone who contacts us.
Please do reach out to us if you need our advice, information, support and/or access to grant support. We will get back to you as soon as we possibly can. You can do so by calling (there may be a slightly longer wait, and our busiest time is around 12pm-2pm each day so please try and call outside of those hours) or referring yourself via this page.
Do you need help and support? We are here to help you find a way forward.
We want to ensure that no-one feels left behind – no matter what you’re facing – our team are here to help you access the support available.
This could include our advice and information on welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment law amongst other areas, or helping you to access services from other charities and services in the Borough to meet your needs.
Call us on 0808 278 7958 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
Wokingham Borough includes Arborfield, Barkham, Charvil, Earley, Finchampstead, Hurst, Sonning, Remenham, Ruscombe, Shinfield, Twyford, Wargrave, Three Mile Cross, Winnersh, Spencers Wood and Woodley.
For clients who are deaf or hard of hearing they are able to us the Text Relay service of Next Generation Text Relay service, we have developed a specific number for this use 03444 111 445 which has longer pauses between messages to allow use on the service. The Text Relay number routes calls the same way as the national number does, so it will route to local offices based on their area number or the area number they provide when calling from a mobile. So, if the client’s area number is within Wokingham, then the call should be routed through to them. A Wokingham number that can be entered is 01189787258
We continue to support people with our core enquiry areas including advice on welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment law and relationship and families (along with many other issues).
We are also acting as ‘one front door’ to assess and understand circumstances, to find the most appropriate route of support. This includes working with partners such as Wokingham Borough Council and charities across the borough – areas of support have included:
Useful links –
NHS guidance on coronavirus – visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or call 111 if you have an urgent medical problem.
Wokingham Borough Council – https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/health/public-health-campaigns/coronavirus/
Mind (mental health) – https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
Friendship alliance – https://www.linkvisiting.org/friendship-alliance
For health questions around Coronavirus (COVID-19) please consult NHS 111, visit the NHS website via https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ or call 999 for emergencies
The NHS have also produced 10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips/
Wokingham Borough Council are sending out a weekly newsletter with some useful information – you can sign up here: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKWOKBC/subscriber/new?qsp=CODE_RED