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Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on here are still in the process of posting service updates. Many phone lines and websites are still available, but some contact details have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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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

It’s estimated carers in Reading are missing out on £2million in unclaimed Carer’s Allowance. Carer's Allowance is the main benefit for carers. It is a benefit paid to help people who look after someone who is registered disabled. The carer does not have to be related to, or live…

Carer's Assessment and support

If you are the parent/carer for a disabled child, or you provide unpaid care and/or support to a Reading adult (18 years +), or if you are a young person with caring responsibilities, you may be eligible for support. To find out more, please follow…

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. Updated 11/06/19

Carers grants, discounts and offers

The Reading and West Berkshire 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. Last reviewed/updated - November 2019

Caring in Reading Information Pack (November 2019)

Caring in Reading Information Pack (November 2019) (pdf link) 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…

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.  …

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

Where to find information 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 a number of useful advice pages for residents during covid-19: Coronavirus Useful Information Coronavirus ~ Advice and how our services are…
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