Reach Out links for adults and families

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The Active Slough programme provides activities for all ages, abilities and interests for those interested in sports and keeping fit, many of which are free.

The Slough Befriending Service offers support face-to-face or by phone to anyone living in Slough. The service also helps to link people in to activities in the community. If English is not your first language, Building Futures Together (BFT) runs a free, multilingual telephone befriending service. Support is available in the following languages: English, Punjabi, Urdu, Polish, Arabic, French, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, Sinhalese, Patois, Spanish and Portuguese. For information, call 01753 555650 or email bftenquiry@gmail.com

Meet and Mingle is a social group for men and women living in and around Slough. They take part in a range of activities, attend events and more. Come and meet other people in a friendly and caring atmosphere! To find out more, contact: meetmingle@ymail.com.

Apna Virsa run various activities, workshops, courses and events for children and adults of all ages around arts, culture, heritage and health. The idea is to explore, share and celebrate South Asian culture and promote awareness and better communication between different communities.

St Kitts and Nevis Association Slough (SANAS) organises events to promote health and wellbeing, family unity, education and community cohesion for communities in and around Slough; and particularly those who are of St Kitts and Nevis heritage.

HOME Slough is for anyone who would like to try something new and creative. They support all types of creative activities, exhibitions, workshops and performances across theatre, film, dance, music, poetry and visual art.

The Curve holds a range of diverse events, shows and activities throughout the year, as well as hosting clubs and groups. If you would like to get involved, find out more on the library’s volunteering page.

Healthwatch Slough is the independent national champion for Slough people who use health and social care services. They make sure those running services, and the government, put people at the heart of care. If you are passionate about making a positive change, find out about volunteer opportunities by emailing enquiries@healthwatchslough.co.uk or calling 01753 325333.

If you’re keen on helping the environment while learning new skills, why not join the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust on their Saving the Salt Hill Stream project? For more information and to get involved, email claire.hutchinson@wwt.org.uk

Slough Get Involved can help you find volunteering opportunities in your local area. Or try out Good Gym, where you can get fit, make friends and volunteer all at the same time.

Age UK Berkshire provide health and wellbeing services for older people across Berkshire. They offer free information and advice, home support services to help with shopping, cleaning and gardening, a befriending service, activities and events, plus support in connecting to social groups, ways for keeping fit and learning new skills.

Slough Senior Citizens Group offer support, activities and events to help the borough older residents stay fit and healthy.

Royal Voluntary Service volunteers provide practical support for older people in need, so they can live more independent lives. This includes a befriending service, help with practical tasks like shopping and driving clients to appointments and delivering books from local libraries; plus support in connecting to local activities and events, social groups, ways for keeping fit and learning new skills.

Slough 50plus Forum provides information and campaigns on issues related to older people's lives. They meet on the third Thursday of the month from 1.30-3.30pm at Kingsway United Reformed Church, Church Street, Slough, SL1 1SZ. The venue is accessible for all abilities. Membership to the group is free and open to Slough residents over age 50 years. Contact the chairperson Marcia Wright on 01753 536906 or marciaw1937@gmail.com.

Men’s Matters is a Langley based group that brings together older men to form friendships and for social activities that contribute to their health and wellbeing. They also hold weekly drop in sessions. For details, email contact@mensmatters.org.uk

Britwell based Recycled Teenagers is a community group where older people can meet and make friends. They run weekly coffee mornings and a lunch club, organise social activities trips away to the seaside and more.

Destiny Support provide support and advice for the community, relating to health issues, housing, money, welfare benefits and debt advice and more.

Slough Advice Centre and Shelter provide information and advice for Slough residents, relating to housing, debt, benefits, immigration and more.

Home-Start Slough has been supporting local families going through a difficult time for the past 21 years. They are the biggest local voluntary organisation to recruit and train volunteers to provide support and a listening ear to struggling families with children under five.

Talking Therapies is an NHS service that offers help and support to people in Berkshire suffering with depression or anxiety based problems.

Samaritans offer a safe place for people to talk any time about whatever might be troubling them.

Turning Point gives support to help people reduce or stop drug use causing problems, including mental health issues.

P3 Slough help vulnerable people with housing related issues, particularly those at risk of homelessness.

Art Beyond Belief design art programmes to help engage and enable people to take a new perspective on personal issues such as mental health, domestic violence and support for those with dementia.

Crime Reduction Initiative provides a service for adults with drug and alcohol problems living in Slough.

TuSan is an East African health group running a number of projects around mental health and drug abuse, including monthly coffee and chat meetings. For more information, email hanna25_uk@yahoo.co.uk.

Find out more about volunteering opportunities and local groups at Slough Council for Voluntary Services (SCVS) and Slough Get Involved.