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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.  https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance 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

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 September - October 2022

AgeUK Reading Dementia Clubs Age UK Reading is offering groups based on the Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) model, supporting older people living with mild to moderate dementia. Cognitive Stimulation is the only non-drug treatment recommended to improve cognition, independence and well-being by the National Institute…

Coronavirus ~ Latest advice for all residents (with link to Easy Read information tab)

Where to find information Coronavirus: how to stay safe and prevent the spread.  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do The latest government guidance.  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Advice for households with suspected coronavirus infection.  The full guidance is available here. Reading Borough Council have advice pages for residents: https://www.reading.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/ Vaccine Support Helpline Tel: 0118 334 1091 Vaccine Support…

Council Tax Support

Council tax benefit has been replaced by a localised benefits reductionscheme. Councils will be able to choose exactly how the new council tax support scheme will work in  their area. This means that councils need to design their own scheme to provide help with council…

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…