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Get Connected - Meet Nisa

Nisa wants to hear from the communities of Reading and in particular, those residents who aren’t accessing our information and services around COVID-19, where for example residents don’t speak English as their first language. How best can we help you, reach you and communicate important health and wellbeing information?

Nisa is our COVID-19 Communication, Engagement and Outreach Officer, if someone you know could benefit please get in touch and let Nisa know how we can help, email or call 07815 9790 354.

Free Taster Workshops; create something beautiful or learn new digital skills

New Directions College has been busy designing FREE, 1 -hour taster workshops. You can either watch and try later or work along with tutors to create something beautiful or learn new digital skills.

Arts & Crafts and Ceramics workshops have been designed for the festive season and all workshops are perfect for complete beginners or those with some experience.

Find out more about or enrol for a workshop.

Instantly access over 150 magazines and thousands of audio and eBooks or are you unable to visit the library?

Reading Library, their digital library offers free instant access to over 150 magazines, thousands of new eBooks to read and audiobooks to download. This can help save you money, read something different, as well as helping to relax.

Download the apps and set up accounts. Get a library membership online and get instant access.

Get Connected. Did you know Reading Library runs a home service for people who are unable to visit? Contact the team on 0118 901 5118 to find out more and please let with anyone you know who would benefit from this service.

Meet Nina

Nina, from our Public Health and Wellbeing team reminds us about the One Reading Community Hub – which can help you if you’re struggling to cope during COVID and can help with urgent food and prescription needs, getting a priority supermarket delivery slot, and other issues including debt, loneliness, stress and anxiety. Find out more about available support or call 0808 189 4325.

Nina in her video tells you how you can join our forums, have your voice heard and learn about local services that support carers, older people and people with a long term health condition.

Subscribe to the forums or the Wellbeing newsletter by emailing or call on 07811 026070.

The Reading Services Guide is your local directory for care, family and special educational needs and disabilities.

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