Wokingham Borough Council has teamed up with Carers UK to offer carers in our area a comprehensive solution bringing together Carers UK’s digital products and online resources with our own information and support for carers onto a single webpage.
Click on the link below to find out how to create an account and get free access to all the products and support resources:
Digital Resources for Carers
Relationship support for people who are caring for their partners, neighbours, friends or family.
This new relationship guide is full of loads of evidence based support to help carers. It promotes early action in relationship support with focus on prevention rather than crisis intervention. The guide has been developed in partnership with OnePlusOne, a relationship research charity.
The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA), formerly the Cinema Exhibitors' Association (CEA). The scheme was introduced in 2004 and is one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they make reasonable adjustments for disabled guests when they go to the cinema; in particular it ensures a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them (approximately 90% of cinemas in the UK accept the CEA Card).
Visit their website for further information and ways to apply for the card:
The advice in the attached booklet will help you if you look after a friend or family member or have any form of caring responsibilities, but it is written to be particularly relevant for those who are about 65 years or older and are new to caring. It provides hints and tips on how you can look after your own health as well as support the person you care for.
Click on the link for some helpful tips if you are unsure about how and when to give medicines to the person you care for. Your pharmacist will also be able to offer you information and advice.
This comprehensive guide explains incontinence in greater detail to help you understand more about what causes it. It also covers the various products that are available to help remedy and manage your incontinence. Click on the link for more information:
Support for Carers In an emergency, for example when experiencing ill health and the carer is unable to care for their loved one who cannot be left alone due to illness or disability. When you register with this service we will draw up a contingency plan with you outlining what would happen in an emergency situation. For more information please contact 0118 979 5324
11th October -All meetings held at 'The Berkshire' 126 Barkham Rd, Wokingham, RG41 2RP
6th July All group meetings held at St Pauls Parish Rooms Reading Road, Wokingham, RG41 1EH
11th May All group meetings held at Bradbury Centre,Rose St, Wokingham, RG40 1XS
27th September All meetings held at 'The Berkshire' 126 Barkham Rd, Wokingham, RG41 2RP
27th December - No meeting
15th August All group meetings held at the Bradbury Centre, Rose St, Wokingham, RG40 1XS