Many people are family carers and support someone who relies on them to collect shopping, prescriptions and other essential items. You may not identify yourself as a carer because you are firstly a parent, a wife, husband, daughter, son, grandchild, friend or neighbour.
Reading Mencap have produced The Reading Family Carers Card it’s available to carers for FREE and it will identify you as a family carer in order to help shorten the time you might have to spend queueing for a shop, a pharmacy or even a health appointment. It is supported by Reading Borough Council.
If you are already linked to a support service, contact them and they will advise you on how to get your card. If not, see various services below who will support you to access your family carers card.
Reading Mencap email - firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0118 966 2518
Reading Voluntary Action – Tel 0118 937 2273 or email email@example.com
Age UK Berkshire – email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 0118 9594242
Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub www.tuvida.org Tel 0118 9454209
Berkshire Cancer Centre 0118 322 8700 (cards will be available to patients actively receiving treatment from the service). email@example.com
Autism Berkshire - Tel: 01189 594 594 or email Autism Berkshire
Please contact the Family Information Service, if you need help in finding an organisation that can help with accessing the Reading family carers card.
Monday to Friday - 9am - 5pm - 0118 9373777 (option 2)
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org