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Reading & West Berkshire Carers Hub

You may not see yourself as one, but if you are looking after someone – whether it be an adult or child – who fits one or more of the example descriptions below, then you are a Carer. 

You are a carer if you look after someone and they:

  • are elderly and frail
  • are physically disabled
  • have a learning disability
  • have mental health problems
  • have a history of substance misuse
  • have a long term health condition
  • have a sensory impairment

There is a range of support available to you, which will help you look after yourself as well as the loved one you care for.

Reading & West Berkshire Carers Hub can offer:

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Signposting to other organisations
  • Access to Carers support groups
  • Free access to local leisure, health and well-being facilities
  • ‘Carers Smart’ benefits and discounts
  • Free training and caring support
  • Access to Carers breaks
  • Carers grants to help pay for essential equipment, a break from caring or to learn a new skills
  • Support to claim a Carer's Personal Budget
  • Peer support

Please contact our Helpline to speak to an experienced support worker who will provide a personalised service that meets your individual needs.

Contingency planning

Are you are looking after someone - whether it be an adult or a child, who has a long-term condition?

Do you worry what might happen to the person you care for if you were stuck in traffic, involved in an accident, taken ill or otherwise delayed? Please see contingency planning document and form on the right.

Please see our latest newsletter on this page for further info and updates on our activities and support we can offer.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Brigid Dos Santos
Contact Position
Service Manager
Telephone
0118 324 7333
E-mail
ask@berkshirecarershub.org
Website
http://www.berkshirecarershub.org/index.html

Where to go

Name
Reading Crossroads
Address
14
Albury Close
Tilehurst
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode
RG30 1BD

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday - 9am to 5 pm
Session Information
The help line is open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Carer Support Groups - please separate information for venues, days & times

Other Details

Costs

Is there a charge for
using this service?
No

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

You can self refer or a referral can be made on your behalf by a friend/family/professional

Other notes

Please information on our carer support groups at venues in Reading

Local Offer

General Provider Response

Funding
Local Authority
Charges
No
Inspection outcomes/quality awards
The regulated side of our business is audited by CQC, we are compliant in all areas with a score of Good
Feedback and complaints procedure
There is a robust complaints procedure in place. Please contact the office by phone or email in the first instance, a letter acknowledging your complaint will be issued within 3 working days of your raising the complaint. you will receive a full response no later than 20 working days after the acknowledgment letter has been sent. If you are not satisfied with our response you can appeal.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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