The West Berkshire Therapy Centre, based in Thatcham, has been providing exercise and therapy to people with mobility problems since 2014. With funding from Berkshire Community Foundation, the centre can continue to help over 230 people a week to be more active, safe and independent.Details
It gives members not only a sense of pride and increased selfesteem in realising what they can do but also the opportunity to find out how much they can do.
The demand for the services of Beat Routes has seen them expand what they offer. With funding from Berkshire Community Foundation, Beat Routes has recently set up an apprenticeship scheme to help six young people each year (two per term).
The apprentices gain key skills and experience through working alongside the workshop tutors. This training will help them find work and give them opportunities to move forward in their own lives. Beat Routes wants to increase the apprenticeship scheme, offer more places and set up and run intensive holiday courses.
“ IT’S ABOUT CHANGING PEOPLE’S LIVES. YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE ON SOMEONE’S FUTURE”. Beat Routes Member