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Healthy Lifestyle (Caring in Reading Information Pack)

A healthy lifestyle can contribute to emotional wellbeing. Click on the linked services on this page to find out more. Last updated November 2019

Healthy weight Keep active - information page and factsheet

Overweight and obesity in Reading is a serious public health concern, which has a significant impact on people's physical health, emotional wellbeing and reduces life expectancy by an average of 8-10 years. Excess weight is strongly linked to a person's risk of developing serious long-term…

Help for elderly and disabled consumers seeking support to access services

Reading Borough Council is sign posting elderly and disabled residents towards a useful new resource for accessing essential services, such as gas, electricity, water, phones and public transport. Some people may need extra support when engaging with everyday services. A new leaflet, produced by a…

Help from your GP

Caring can take a toll on your own health and wellbeing so it is especially important to look after yourself. It is important you identify yourself as a carer to your GP Practice so they are aware of your situation and can offer extra support if…

Help with bills and paperwork

Some organisations can offer advice and support to help you with things like: managing money, paying bills, dealing with debt and claiming benefits understanding your rights and legal matters form filling Contact: Age UK Berkshire Nquire Reading Citizen's Advice Bureau Reading Deaf Centre Communicare Welfare Rights…

Help with care costs

Adult Social Care Services are not free. However, the person you care for may be entitled to financial support from the Council to help towards care costs. The rules around charging for social care services are complicated - for more details visit www.reading.gov.uk/carecharges Charges for…

Help with decision making (Power of Attorney)

Power of Attorney If the person you look after lacks the capacity to make decisions about their care (because of a learning disability, head injury, dementia etc.) the Council will discuss their needs with the person/people legally allowed to make welfare and/or financial decisions for…

Help with health costs

You and/or the person you care for may be eligible for help with some health costs. Click here for further information about health costs. Last reviewed/updated - 11/11/2019

Help with heating costs

If you struggle to keep warm in winter you may be eligible for benefits, discounts and/or energy efficiency improvements to help with heating costs. Click here for further information about help with heating costs. You can also contact some of the local organisations who can…

Help with housing costs

If you are on low income and struggling to meet your housing costs, you may be eligible for help with your rent, council tax and mortgage or loan interest. The Council  also offers a variety of grants for people on low income to help ensure…
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