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Support for Carers in Reading and across Berkshire

News from: Berkshire Carers Service (formerly Princess Royal Trust Carers Service (PRT))

27 February 2013

Berkshire Carers Service, formerly the Princess Royal Trust for Carers Service, provides information, advice and support for unpaid carers.

The Berkshire Carers service can help with:
Information about benefits
Information about health and social care services
Emotional support
Finding services
Form filling
Meeting other carers
Planning a break
Working and caring.

All the services are free to carers.

More information can be found on their website at www.berkshirecarers.org
If you would like to speak to someone, please give call them on 0800 988 5462 or email them at helpline@berkshirecarers.org. The website has a language translate facility at the bottom of the page.

Reading LINk asked the Carers Service to provide information about what groups are available in Reading to support carers of people living with mental health problems?
Berkshire Carers Service meet to help and support Carers and promote involvement of people with a mental illness to coffee mornings and social events. Berkshire Carers Service will also re-launch a support group for mental health Carers in Reading and Wokingham in April 2013.

Carers can get help from our helpline officers via their free 0800 number or a home visit from one of the outreach and development workers in locality.

Details of the group:
Reading Carers Group
Group coordinator: Steve Hammond
Telephone: 07716 344309
Location of meetings
Prospect Park Hospital, Honey End Lane, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 4EJ
Meeting times:
We meet on the first Monday of the month from 5pm - 7.30pm. We also meet one Saturday each month for a coffee morning. Please contact the Group Co-ordinator for more information. #rl


news from Berkshire Carers Service (formerly Princess Royal Trust Carers Service (PRT))

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