Getting Out & About

What is Out and About?
You may be feeling isolated or find it difficult to do the things that interest you.
Perhaps you’ve lost the confidence or motivation to do the things you used to enjoy doing, or feel it is too late to go back or try something new.
Having moved to a new area or after a bereavement, you may need some help to find things to do in your local community: it could be taking part in an activity or meeting up with like-minded people, going to a lunch or social club, joining a walking group or starting a brand - new hobby.
This is a short - term service to enable you to get back 'on your feet' and doing what you want to do in your community.

How does it work?
Our Support Worker visits you at home and discusses with you what you’d like to do. She will ask a few questions to guide you through understanding your needs. If you are not sure about going on your own, our Support Worker or one of our volunteers will go with you for your first visit.

What kind of activities can we help with?
Our Support Worker can help you find out about local & national services and support organisations and groups : perhaps you would like to take up a new hobby that’s always interested you, go out for a walk every now and then, or join a local social club.

Age UK Berkshire has our own range of activities that may interest anyone wanting to go out and meet people: Tai Chi, Archery, Zumba Gold, Yoga, computer courses, singing with our Choir and more.
There are lots of activities around Reading run by other groups and organisations that may suit you, or you might just want the chance to get together with friends for a cup of tea and a chat.

Service access criteria: Open to anyone aged 50+ living in the Reading Borough Council area or the Bracknell Forest Council area
Services for older people
Additional needs catered for: