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            0118 977 8600

         
          Windsor & Maidenhead Advice LineS:
          Physical Disabilities and Older Peoples Service: 01628 683744 
          Learning Disability Service: 01628 670117
          Mental Health Service:  01628 640200
 

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Physical disability

Westmead Open Day in December

The aim of the open day is to showcase the various services and activities to new customers and to allow them to meet and talk to current customers.

Sensory needs

Our Sensory Needs Team launch another new service!

This month saw the launch of a new Communicator Guide Service by Optalis’ Sensory Needs Team. Read more...

Fundraising | Learning disability

Our staff raise over £200 for CLASP!

Optalis has raised £207 for local charity CLASP (Caring Listening and Supporting Partnership) with a company-wide fun Halloween dress up at work on October 31.

Our OTs visit town centre in November

Optalis' Occupational Therapists will be working in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council to promote National Occupational Therapy Week in Wokingham town centre on Wednesday November 7 between 10am and 3pm.

Learning disability

New weekly sports challenges through Activise scheme

Optalis’ Learning Disability Day Services, in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council’s Sports Development Team and Activise project, are delivering a series of twelve sports challenges at Loddon Valley Sport Centre, Lower Earley.  The course will be run weekly on Thursdays during October, November and December.

Corporate news and events

Our Brokerage and Support Manager helps out at the Olympics!

Jenny Harris, our Senior Operational Manager for Brokerage and Support, used some of her holiday time volunteering at the Olympics this year. Here she describes what being in the midst of all the action was like... 

Sensory needs

New service launched by Visual Impairment Team!

This month saw the launch of a new Braille Printing Service* by Optalis’ Visual Impairment (VI) Team. Read more...

Sensory needs

Our Visual Impairment Team offer free advice this month

As part of National Eye Health Week, a member of the Optalis Visual Impairment Team (which provides the rehabilitation service for residents of Wokingham, Reading, Bracknell, Windsor and Maidenhead diagnosed with a serious eye condition), will be at venues across the borough offering information and advice.

Fundraising | Older people

Optalis staff raise money for new dementia charity

During June, as part of its first birthday celebrations, Optalis launched a fundraising initiative with its staff to help West Berkshire’s newest charity, Younger People With Dementia (YPWD).

Fundraising | Older people

Pinehaven holds its annual Summer Fete

Optalis’ day service for older people based at Pinehaven Day Centre holds its annual summer fete on July 27, 11am to 3pm. Stalls will include those selling arts and crafts, a clairvoyant, Growing Places; who will be selling plants, and Westmead Day Centre, among others.