Carers Rights Day 2019

In celebration of Carers Rights Day, Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub are hosting a free information event in West Berkshire on Thursday 21st November from 10am – 3pm at Newbury College, Monks Lane, Newbury RG14 7TD.

For further information and to book a place, please call the Carers Hub on 0118 324 7333 or email

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Reading & West Berkshire Carer’s Hub Newsletter

Carers UK

Caring can be extremely complicated. The maze of rights and entitlements can be complicated. Filling in paperwork can be complicated. Getting a break can be complicated. Our feelings about caring can certainly be complicated.

Carers UK are here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Their expert telephone advice and support service is here if you want to talk about caring. If you’re looking for answers, their online information and support is the best place to start.

Visit the Carers UK website.

Are you a Carer?

You may not see yourself as one, but if you are looking after someone – whether it be an adult or child – who fits one or more of the example descriptions below, then you are a Carer.


  • are elderly and frail
  • are physically disabled
  • have a learning disability
  • have mental health problems
  • have a history of substance misuse
  • have a long term health condition
  • have a sensory impairment

Did you know that there is a range of support available to you, which will help you look after yourself as well as the loved one you care for?

Complete our Carer’s Registration

Carer’s Hub

Are you, or is someone you know, providing much needed care for a loved one? There is free, confidential and personalised support available for you to make things easier.

Reading and West Berkshire Carer’s Hub provides a range of support services which can be accessed via the Carer’s Hub, funded by Reading Borough Council, West Berkshire Council and Berkshire West CCG’s.

The Reading and West Berkshire Carer’s Hub can offer:

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Signpost to other services/organisations
  • Access to support groups
  • Free access to local leisure, health and well-being facilities
  • ‘CarerSmart’ benefits and discounts card
  • Free training
  • Carer’s grants

For more information, please call 0118 324 7333 or alternatively email

Carer’s Trust

Carers Trust provides a range of support and services which can be accessed via the Carers Hub – funded by Reading Borough Council, West Berkshire Council, North & West Reading CCG, South Reading CCG and Berkshire West CCG.

By contacting the Helpdesk on 0118 324 7333, you can speak to an experienced support worker who will provide a personalised service that meets your individual needs.

What kind of support and services do we provide?

The Reading & West Berkshire Carers Hub can offer:

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Signposting to other organisations
  • Short break accommodation
  • Access to Carers support groups
  • Free access to local leisure, health and well-being facilities
  • ‘Carers Smart’ benefits and discounts
  • Free training and caring support
  • Access to Carers breaks
  • Carers grants
  • Peer support

View the information leaflet.

Voice of Disability

Inviting people with disabilities and their carers to tell us about their experience of health, social care and other issues. Please come along! YOUR VOICE COUNTS!

Venue: Riverside Community Centre, Newbury RG14 2FG

Date: 28th June

Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm

Register by:


Phone: 01635760341

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Audio Described Performance at the Watermill

Audio Description paints a picture of what is happening on stage for audience members who are blind or partially sighted.

The audio describer uses the natural pauses in the action to deliver a live narration to the listener’s personal head-set (provided by The Watermill).

Before every AD performance at The Watermill, a free Touch Tour at 1pm gives guests the chance to explore the production’s set, costumes and props. Tickets are £29 (£27 concessions).

To book, please call 01635 46044 or email

Thanks to generous support from Greenham Trust we may be able to help West Berkshire residents with their travel. Please email

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