Articles on Adults & Carers Support Services (114)

  1. Scams and how to avoid them

    Scams come in many forms; unwanted contact can be received by email, letter, and telephone or in person making false promises to con victims out of money. There are numerous scams but the most common are fake lotteries, deceptive prize draws or sweepstakes, clairvoyants, computer…
  2. SEND Employment

    Employment Leaving school and moving into adult life can be an exciting and challenging time for young people and their parents, with lots of changes and choices to be made about the future. If your son or daughter has a special educational need and/or disability,…
  3. Services for Disabled People

    Please click on the link below to view information aimed at supporting disabled people in Reading, including: Blue badges Council tax discounts Disabled Facilities Grant and much more Services for disabled people Additional information can also be found on this website.
  4. Shingles Vaccination - Information page

    The NHS information page on Shingles gives information on: Eligibility for the shingles vaccine What is shingles? How long does it last and how serious can it be? What causes shingles? How do you catch shingles? How safe is the vaccine? Are there people who…
  5. Social care for the person you look after

    Reading Borough Council and Brighter Futures for Children provide community based social care services for families with a disabled child and adults who are dependent on others for care and/or support because they are older, have a physical or learning disability, have a visual and/or…
  6. State Pension Toolkit (GOV.UK)

    On 6 April 2016, the current State Pension scheme was replaced by a clearer one. This means people are able to know from a much younger age how much State Pension they’re likely to get. It will enable them to plan better for their retirement.…
  7. Stop Germs Spreading (NHS)

    The NHS resource on Stop Germs Spreading teaches those simple yet vital gestures. Hand washing: Wet Soap Wash Rinse Dry Coughing and sneezing: Catching it Bin it Kill it Norovirus bug Known as the 'winter vomiting bug', this virus is highly contagious.  Some useful tips and advice to…
  8. Substance Misuse

    This advice and guidance page looks at substance abuse and the organisations that are available nationwide and locally to support individuals and families. Next review date April 2024
  9. Suicide Prevention - information page

    Suicide is not inevitable. Preventing suicides is a complex and challenging issue, but there are effective solutions for many of the individual factors which contribute towards the risk of suicide. If you are concerned about someone you think may be at risk or is vulnerable,…
  10. Support for young carers

    If you are between 5 and 18 years and you spend a lot more time looking after a family member or carrying out household chores than other children/young people your age because a parent, brother, sister, grandparent or other relative is ill, disabled, has a…
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