Wellbeing and Advocacy Support

Mental Health Crisis Helpline
Tel: 0800 129 9999

Talking Therapies (over 17) friendly service for people with low mood, anxiety or stress
Tel: 03003 652 000

The Learning Disability Partnership Board is a group of adults with a learning disability, family members/Carers and service providers. The aim of the LDPB is to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.

Working together as equal partners to make sure adults with a learning disability, their families and Carers have their views heard. The group makes sure people with learning disabilities know and understand their rights. It also keeps people up to date with local issues affecting people with learning disabilities, their families, and carers.

The Board helps services to make decisions on the best ways to support people with a learning disability.

Who can join the LDPB?

The LDPB is free and open to anyone interested in improving services and making sure adults with a learning disability have their views heard in RBWM.

The group meet 6 times a year online. To join please email the LDPB Officer at caroline.waites@theadvocacypeople.org.uk. Caroline will keep you updated on plans for meetings, zoom links for you to join the meetings as well as information discussed at the meetings. If you have a learning disability you can join the meeting at 1:30pm to set up and go through the meeting plan.

Dates of meetings in 2024 

  • Tuesday 21st May 1:45pm to 2:45pm
  • Tuesday 16th July 1:45pm to 2:45pm
  • Tuesday 17th September 1:45pm to 2:45pm
  • Tuesday 22nd October 1:45pm to 2:45pm
  • Tuesday 19th November 1:45pm to 2:45pm

Age UK Berkshire (over 55) provides health and wellbeing support services for older people across Berkshire
Tel: 01189 594 242

Our Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding Team ensure safeguards are in place to ensure people in care homes and hospitals are looked after in a way that does not inappropriately restrict their freedom.

Doing gentle physical activity around the home can help you keep your muscles strong so you can keep doing things you love and live life your way.

Active Lives is a free, easy to use website designed to help people stay active, fit and healthy – without needing equipment or going to classes.

Sign up for free at: tinyurl.com/FrimleyHealth

A social prescriber can help you with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs, focused on improving your mental and physical wellbeing.

They can provide advice and connect you with groups in your community. Examples include volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, cookery, healthy eating advice and a range of sports.

If you think you might find this advice useful please speak to your GP surgery.

Are you caring for a family member or friend?

If you provide necessary unpaid care or support to an adult family member, friend or partner, you may be eligible for support.

We can discuss completing a Carers Assessment of Need with you and talk about the support available to Carers living in the borough.

Alongside this you can apply online for a Carers Allowance, to receive money to help you look after someone who needs to be cared for.

Do you live in RBWM and care for an adult with a learning disability?

At the Learning Disability Partnership Board host an online Parent/ Carer Support Group.

The group provides friendship, knowledge, and support in a safe space where Carers set the agenda and are free to talk openly about their experiences.

Other Carers have said: “The group is a great way of engaging with other parent/carers with the same issues/ dilemmas.” 

“The group has also provided great support and service by inviting different professionals to give more insight into the ways things work and how social care is affected by reduced amount of government funding."

If you or someone you know would like to join us, please contact, Caroline Waites from The Advocacy People at; Caroline.waites@theadvocacypeople.org.uk

The group meet online once a month, on a Wednesday 12:30pm and 1:30pm.

The team provide advice and help to people living with dementia and their family or Carers.

Contact the team on 01628 683 715 or email DementiaCareAdvisors@rbwm.gov.uk

Free Dementia Support Groups

Join one of our free monthly sessions to meet others in a similar situation and share experiences. Our team will be available to offer practical information, advice and guidance.

Find out about our groups and the support we can provide on our Dementia Care Advisors page.

Support is available for people living in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, who have:

  • Sight loss
  • Hearing loss, including people who are Deaf
  • Dual sensory impairment

Further support and advice is also available from: 

The information about providers and services contained on this website does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by Optalis. We would strongly advise that before you use any of the services listed on this page, you carry out your own checks to ensure the organisation/group is suitable.