Manual Lifting

We all need to take care of ourselves when doing practical tasks for Torch. We have a Health & Safety Policy should you wish to know more about our approach but when it comes to lifting here are two keys pointers to ensure that you stay safe.

  • A helpful 2 min video remainder of 9 key things to get right:

Decluttering of Homes

For those who have an interest in supporting people with decluttering their homes here is some helpful training and guidance:

Trauma Informed Support

Many of the clients we support struggle as they face multiple issues that we might find challenging to engage with. Often these are due to external factors, poor choices, trauma and abusive relationships. We really want to see all these people flourishing but we need help to understand and respond appropriately. Please take just 10 mins to view this really helpful video on the topic of Trauma Informed Practice produced by NHS Scotland. It aims to help support workers like us to know how to adapt the way they work to make a positive difference to people affected by trauma and adversity. It has some insights that will inform your prayers.


Recognising Signs of Abuse

In our interactions with clients, we may encounter the signs of abuse and neglect and be ready to know what to do next… Read more…

What is Social Prescribing?

In 2023 Social Prescribers (SP’s) were the top referrers to Torch and we have built up a good relationship with SP teams across Reading and the surrounding area… Read more…