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Health support

Health support

Helping others

Check on older neighbours or relatives, especially those living alone or who have serious illnesses to make sure they are safe, warm and well.

Winter vaccines

Vaccines are safe and effective to give you protection against things like Covid-19 and flu this winter. Find out more on:

- Covid-19 vaccines

- Flu jabs

Illness or disability

You or your family may be entitled to benefits for those experiencing illness or disability, these include:

- Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for adults under state retirement age

Attendance Allowance for those over state retirement age

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children under 16, new claims are not means-tested

Receiving these benefits may increase entitlement to other benefits such as Pension Credit and Council Tax support.

Seek advice if you are already claiming a disability benefit such as DLA for adults, as your award will stop if you claim PIP instead.

If you're too unwell to work, you may be entitled to New Style Employment and Support Allowance and/or Universal Credit with Limited Capability for Work or Work Related Activity.

Wokingham Wellbeing Service - Mind in Berkshire

Free one-to-one sessions to people who may be experiencing mental health issues or other social or lifestyle issues that are impacting on their wellbeing. 

The support provided aims to encourage and enable people to link in with local community support. It also helps people develop tools to increase their ability to manage their own wellbeing.

You can contact the service via the Joy app or webpages, via your GP and you can find out more information about this service on the Mind website.

Help with prescriptions and dental treatments

If you have a low income, the  NHS Low Income Scheme could help you pay for some items. This includes NHS prescription charges, NHS dental treatment charges, the cost of sight tests, glasses and contact lenses, the cost of travelling to receive NHS treatment or NHS wigs and fabric supports (check with your hospital for their arrangements for supplying NHS wigs).

How much help you get depends on your weekly income and necessary outgoings, plus any savings or investments you have at the time you apply.

Support services locally

The  Wokingham Directory signposts a number of local support services you could use.

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Health services and advice

Get help with a range of health-related issues

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Recovery College

Free mental health and wellbeing courses

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Emotional and mental health

Find support if you are struggling

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NHS Health Checks

Screening for common problems in those 40 and older


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How to stay well in winter

NHS advice on staying well this winter

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Book a Covid-19 vaccine

Information on Covid-19 boosters and first doses for children

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Flu jabs 

Information on flu jabs for this winter

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Public health 

More information on schemes and support through our public health team

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