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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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NHS Choices: Carers Direct

Information and advice for carers

  • Medicines
  • Sharing your home
  • How to feed someone you care for
  • How to help someone you care for keep clean
  • How to care for someone with communication difficulties
  • How to move, lift and handle someone else
  • How to deal with challenging behaviour in adults

Who to contact

0300 123 1053
NHS - Practical tips if you care for someone

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.