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Boarding a train

Supported Employment Service hosts Try a Train and Bus Workshops

Offering people the opportunity to gain experience and confidence using public transport.

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Spring Celebration: Wokingham's Independent Living Service Easter Festivities

Celebrating friendship and community spirit at Wokingham’s Independent Living Service Easter party. Carly summed it up perfectly: "It was nice to see my friends, chat with new people"


Care at our heart

Paige showed compassion and quick thinking to help an elderly man who had become confused, helping him to return home safely with support.

Singer entertaining residents and family members

Easter celebration at Bluebell House

Bluebell House had a wonderful Easter celebration with guests from Suffolk Lodge and family members of the people we support. Eleonor, a talented singer who had everyone dancing and singing along

Jade and Daisy

Jade and Daisy share their culinary adventures

Recently, Boyn Grove Community Lives introduced a new cookery session. Two people involved, Jade and Daisy have shared their experience with us

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A Conversation with Joanna Back, Deputy Manager, Lady Elizabeth House

Joanna, Deputy Manager at Lady Elizabeth House, sheds light on the supportive environment she has found at Optalis, her journey of professional growth and the positive changes her team have made.

People selecting fruits to taste from mixed platters

Westmead join in Nutrition and Hydration week

People at Westmead took the opportunity during Nutririon & Hydration week to talk about the importance of nutrition and hydration. They tried a variety of healthy foods and drinks and shared resources

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A Day in the Life of a Social Worker - Stephanie Webb

Social Work Week is the perfect opportunity to highlight what social workers do and what makes social work such an interesting and fulfilling career.

Social worker team meeting

A Day in the Life of a Social Care Practitioner – Natasha McEwen

We met with Natasha to find out more about her role and how Social Work supports individuals and families across the borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Red Nose Day people smiling while wearing red noses

Woodley Day Service goes red!

During the week beginning the 11th of March, people at Woodley Community Lives Service took part in activities to raise money for Red Nose Day 2024.