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Care Act 2014 and the pets of people taken into hospital

FROM THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT Legal situation Until 2014 section 48 of the National Assistance Act 1948 has provided for local authorities (LA) to make provision for the protection of property (e.g. pets) of people who are taken into hospital. This means they must board…

Care Programme Approach (CPA)

If the person you are caring for is on a Care Programme Approach (CPA) you may have additional rights to your own carer’s assessement. CPA is the name given to the process of care planning and review within the mental health service, which requires a collaborative approach between…

Carer's Allowance

Carer’s Allowance is the main benefit for carers. If you are looking after someone for 35 hours a week or more, you may be eligible. The carer does not have to be related to, or live with, the person they care for. A carer can claim…

Carers Emergency Plan

Do you worry what might happen to the person you care for if you were stuck in traffic, involved in and accident, suddenly taken ill or otherwise delayed? Further information about the Carer's Emergency plan here. Page last reviewed: September 2021

Carers grants, discounts and offers

TuVIDA Carers Hub provides a range of grants to support carers who look after an adult or disabled child. Click here for further information about carers grants, discounts and offers. Page last reviewed: September 2021

Carers Week 2022 - 6 to 12 June 2022

People in Reading can access advice, support and information at a series of events taking place across Reading to celebrate National Carers Week (6 - 12 June). A series of events for people who provide unpaid care for a friend, relative or neighbour, will take…

Caring in Reading Information Pack

Caring can be rewarding but it can also be demanding, physically and mentally. This can have a huge impact on your own health and wellbeing. As a carer it is very important that you are aware of the help available to support you so you…

Choosing a care home

Advice and guidance on what to do when choosing a care home and what help is available to you.  Click on this sentence for further information.  

Community Activities and Support Services - Factsheet

There are lots of community based activities and support services that can help you stay well and maintain your independence. This factsheet provides information about some of the key services available and where you can find more details. It can be downloaded and printed.  …

Community Wellbeing - Latest Updates May-June 2022

FREE Four-week English courses for Ukrainian adults new to the UK (age 19+) This course is an introduction to life in the UK and the English language you need for everyday life. Beginners Course starting 8th June 2022 Wednesday 10:00 to 12:00 New Directions College,…