Our Carers Hubs provide free, confidential and personalised information and support to unpaid carers.

A carer is someone who supports a relative or friend of any age fitting at least one of the following descriptions:

  • elderly and frail
  • physically disabled
  • has a learning disability
  • has mental health issues
  • has a history of substance misuse
  • has a serious health condition

Our Carers Hubs aim to make life easier for carers in a variety of ways; whether by connecting them with other carers, or providing free, confidential advice and information, or access to employment, training and volunteering opportunities.

We currently operate two Hubs: the Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub and the Wokingham Outreach Service.

Our Hubs are funded by Reading Borough Council, West Berkshire Council and Berkshire West CCG, and Wokingham Borough Council, respectively.

Our services

Information, advice and support – available for carers when it's needed most.

The team at our Carers Hubs are available 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday to provide information, advice and guidance to carers living in Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham. 

We can either directly provide or assist you to access:

  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Free health and well-being memberships
  • Access to carers breaks
  • Access to carers support groups and peer support
  • Free training and caring support
  • Carers grants
  • and much more

Plus, you can find a number of other sources of information, including online resources, on our information and advice webpage.

To find out more about what we can offer to you, contact the hub team.

Events

We run annual events for carers throughout Berkshire in celebration of Carers Week, Carers Rights Day, and Young Carers Awareness Day, and occasional other events dependent on funding and resources. These are aimed at helping you to access information and support relevant to your personal situation. 

Whether you'd like to attend a regular support group and meet new people, or you simply want to attend a drop-in session for advice from our team.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak our clubs may be running differently than normal, for safety reasons. For example, groups may take place at different times or locations, have reduced availability, or even be held online.

Please contact us for details of all upcoming events.

Watch our interview from Carers Rights Day 2019:


News

Want to receive regular updates from the Hub? Email us and ask to be added to our mailing list.

You can also view our recent newsletters here and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more news from across the organisation.

Contact us

Fill in the downloadable Referral Form and email or post it to us:

Email: [email protected]

Local office: 14 Albury Close, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 1BD.

Telephone: 0118 324 7333

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