New Family Carers Card

News from: Reading Borough Council

Many people are family carers and support someone who relies on them to collect shopping, prescriptions and other essential items. You may not identify yourself as a carer because you are firstly a parent, a wife, husband, daughter, son, grandchild, friend or neighbour.

Reading Mencap have produced “The Reading Family Carers Card” which is available to carers for FREE and it will identify you as a family carer in order to help shorten the time you might have to spend queueing for a shop, a pharmacy or even a health appointment. It is supported by Reading Borough Council.

How do I access a family carers card for me or someone else?

If you are already linked to a support service, contact them and they will advise you on how to get your card. If not, see various services below who will support you to access your family carers card.

-Carers Hub email Tel 0118 324 7333
-Reading Mencap email – Tel 0118 966 2518
-Age UK Berkshire – email Tel 0118 959 4242
-Berkshire Cancer Centre- email Tel 0118 322 8700 (cards will be available to patients actively receiving treatment from the service, this if for Reading only)

For more information see the link below which contains a video explaining the card and how to get one:

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