West Berkshire Therapy Centre

The Centre opened in 2014 in Thatcham, using motorised equipment to provide gentle repetitive movements, helping disabled people to exercise safely within their limits, under supervision of a Physiotherapist. We are now pleased to provide about 270 individual exercise sessions each week.

We help stroke survivors, those with neurological conditions, arthritis, sight impairment, dementia, joint replacements, amputees and those with problems of the heart, lungs, diabetes, and many other conditions. Individuals are helped to improve their walking and balance and meet other personal health and well-being targets, to be more confident and independent and have less need for NHS and social care services. 

Typically there are 10-12 clients in the gym at the same time.

The Centre is financed by voluntary contributions, any shortfall made up by fund raising. A salaried Physiotherapist and Gym Supervisor are supported by volunteers on reception and in the gym. The Trustees are raising funds to create a hydrotherapy pool to go alongside the gym, in response to measured demand from our clients and others.

 

We are a registered Charity, no 1164954. We have insurance and we pay volunteer expenses where appropriate. In 2017 were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and the Thatcham Town Gold Community Award. There are six Trustees, seven part-time staff and about 25 regular volunteers in a broad range of roles.
 

Contact

 
For more information please visit westberkshiretherapycentre.org.uk
 
 
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