Are You a Carer?
If you are, please let us know - we may be able to help you
Carers Partnership Leaflet 2023
Carers Hub Newsletter June 2023
Carers Hub Newsletter October 2022
Carers Hub Newsletter August 2022
Carers Hub Newsletter Feb 2021
Carers Hub Newsletter September 2020
Carers Hub Newsletter May 2020
Carers Hub Newsletter April 2020
Carers Hub Newsletter March 2020
Carers Hub Newsletter February 2020
Carers Hub Newsletter December 2019
There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
- Benefits for carers
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the under-65s
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.Benefits for the over-65s
Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
- Carer's Assement
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Other benefits
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
Who to contact for support
Reading Mencap - If you are caring for a child or adult with a learning disability in Reading, please contact Reading Mencap for information, advice and Carer's Assessment.
Call 0118 926 3600 or email email@example.com
Reading Age UK - If you are caring for an adult over the age of 50 in Reading, please contact Age UK Reading for information, advice and Carer's Assessments.
Call 07716 418 941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkshire Age UK - If you are caring for an adult over the age of 50 who lives in West Berkshire, please contact Age UK Berkshire.
Call 0118 959 4242 or email email@example.com
CommuniCare is supporting all other carers in Reading and West Berkshire (if you are caring for someone under 50 who doesn't have a learning disability, CommuniCare will offer Carers Assessments).
Call 0118 926 3941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org