Other advice and advocacy

Many of our Member organisations can answer broader questions or help with a wide range of issues. If they are not immediately able to assist, they may be able to refer you or help you be supported by another RAN Member, or another appropriate organisation.

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Berkshire Women's Aid help with risk assessment, safety planning, emotional support and advocacy for all victims and survivors of domestic abuse including information about legal and civil remedies, housing, finances and benefits, signposting or making referrals for specialist support where required.

In addition to the categories shown under other headings, the British Red Cross can help people to trace their family. They can also assist refugees to reunite with their families via a travel assistance scheme.

Citizens Advice Reading are one of our Members who offer information and advice that can also cover a wide number of other issues.
In addition to the categories already shown, they can help advise about consumer rights, relationships & family, energy & utilities, discrimination and education.

CommuniCare are one of our Members who offer information and advice that can also cover a wide number of other issues.
In addition to the categories already shown, they can help advise about education, form filling, legal advice, consumer rights and information about the local area.

You can use Reading Borough Council’s Service Guide if the information and advice you are looking for is not obviously covered in our categories.
The Reading Services Guide covers most voluntary, community and other organisations that provide a range of services for the citizens of Reading.

You can contact Reading Voluntary Action for information on the range of voluntary and community groups (including small, local and larger charities) in the Reading area.

A number of organisations in Reading offer 'advocacy' - support and advice that enable you to make your own choices and decisions that are right for you.
Some organisations offer "statutory advocacy", some "non-statutory advocacy" and a few offer both. RAN provides a list of all types of advocacy offered, the information provided by the organisations themselves, most of whom are RAN Members. List of free advocacy available.

Stepping Forward also assist disabled people and carers to access specialist equipment and other support to enable disabled people to live a full life.

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