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About Us

From the 1st April 2016 SIGNAL are providing free signposting, information, guidance, networking, advice and learning to all unpaid (non-professional) carers who care for someone in Bracknell Forest.

SIGNAL is run by The Ark Trust Ltd, working in partnership with Wokingham, Bracknell and Districts Mencap and is funded by Bracknell Forest Council.

The Ark Trust works with people with disabilities and/or long term health conditions, with carers of people with disabilities and/or long term health conditions and with young people who are not in education, employment or training.

The Ark Trust activities include;

  • The provision of inclusive, educational arts, digital and new media programmes, including an internet radio station
  • Leads the consortium that runs Healthwatch Bracknell Forest
  • Hosts EBE², which is a project providing peer review of care and support providers
  • The Friday Night Project which provides a weekly social club for people with learning disabilities
  • Short break holidays
  • A day service called The Alternative which provides regular support and care
  • Umbrella a supported friendship and relationship service with an associated educational programme and social opportunities
  • Green Machine Events offers people the opportunity to volunteer at music festivals

Wokingham, Bracknell and Districts Mencap are an independent local registered charity supporting adults and children with learning disabilities and/or an autism spectrum condition, their parent carers and their families. They provide a range of services including information, carer and family support, activities for children and adults with learning disabilities, siblings' support, activities for adults with autism, activities for carers as well as campaigning on local and national issues.

Signal 4 Bracknell Forest Carers is funded via Bracknell Forest Council.

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