Who is a carer?

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

The information below is specific to adult carers in Wokingham. Looking for services for young carers? Visit our Wokingham Young Carers webpage...

Our services for carers in Wokingham

Our Carers Hub in Wokingham – also known as the 'Wokingham Outreach Service' – can either directly provide or assist local carers 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 the services we offer, please contact us. We're available 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Events

We host regular support groups, meetings and drop-in sessions, aimed at helping carers access information and support relevant to your personal situation.

We also run annual events for carers in celebration of Carers Week, Carers Rights Day, Young Carers Awareness Day, and more.

Please note: to help keep everyone safe during the Coronavirus pandemic our clubs may be running differently than usual. For example, groups may take place at different times or locations, have reduced availability, or even be held online.

Please click here to view our upcoming online events, or contact us for information about other events.

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

Return to the main Berkshire Carers Hub webpage