Articles on Adults & Carers Support Services (114)

  1. What are supported living services?

    You may prefer not to live in residential care, but find it difficult to cope at home. But you may, with help, be able to live independently in the community. For further information about this service and the support you can get, please click on…
  2. Do you need help at home or to get out and about?

    You can hire a "personal assistant" to act as a homecare worker for you. Personal assistants can offer you all that you’ll get from an agency worker, but you’ll also get the continuity, familiarity and ongoing relationship with your assistant. However, if you employ a…
  3. Disabled Parking - The Blue Badge Scheme

    The Blue Badge Scheme enables people with severe mobility problems to access goods and services by allowing them to park closer to their destination. The scheme is open to eligible disabled people irrespective of whether they are a driver or passenger. For more information, please…
  4. Do you need help to live at home?

    If you need help around the home then please check out the options such as Technology Enabled Care (assistive technology), meal delivery services, equipment, etc...  To find out about the support that is available to you locally, please click on this sentence for further information…
  5. Do you need help with shopping?

    Shopping for food and other essential items can be very challenging when you are older or have a disability. This advice and guidance page suggests some ways to overcome these difficulties so you can get the things you need to stay well. Use your personal…
  6. Vehicle road tax exemption and reduction

    If you’re disabled or have a serious long-term condition, you may be exempt from vehicle excise duty (known as road tax or car tax).  You’ll qualify for tax exemption if you’re eligible for the higher rate of mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA),…
  7. Deputy's Office (Reading Borough Council)

    The Deputy's Office manages the finances of social care clients who are unable to do so themselves. Clients, who are already getting services from Adult Social Care Services, are referred to the Deputy's Office when they are deemed to have lost the mental capacity to…
  8. Universal Credit

    Universal Credit is a new single payment for people who are looking for work or on a low income.  It replaces means-tested benefits and tax credits for working-age people up to pension credit age. For further information available on the Reading Borough Council's website, please…
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