Reading Mencap have produced the Reading Family Carers Card
It’s available to carers for free and identifies someone as a family carer in order to help shorten the time they might have to spend queueing for a shop, a pharmacy or even a health appointment. It is supported by Reading Borough Council.
Many people are family carers and support someone who relies on them to collect shopping, prescriptions and other essential items. They may not identify themselves as a carer because they are firstly a parent, a wife, husband, daughter, son, grandchild, friend or neighbour.
Spread the word about the new card to carers and suppliers of services in Reading
Find more information about the card and how to get it on the Reading Services Guide – including a video by Reading Mencap.
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: www.tuvida.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01189 3247333.
- Reading Mencap: email email@example.com or phone 0118 966 2518.
- Age UK Berkshire: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0118 9594242.
- Berkshire Cancer Centre: email email@example.com or phone 0118 322 8700 (cards will be available to patients actively receiving treatment from the service, this if for Reading only).