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Information and Advice

There are a number of organisations that provide a wide range of information, advice and guidance to support you in your role as a carer. Some of these are shown below but there are many more which can be found in the Carers Information Booklet or on our Social Care Information Point.

Berkshire Carers Service     

Berkshire Carers Service offer information, advice and support to carers across Berkshire, including a freephone Helpline 0800 9885462, an interactive website with online chat facility, and support from volunteers.  They also provide advice and support about benefits and financial assistance, help arrange respite care and carers breaks. 

 Crossroads Care Oxfordshire and West Berkshire

Crossroads offer a support service for carers such as providing transport for doctor, hospital or other appointments.  They also offer a free service of up to 8 hours to attend appointments or a Rapid Response Service providing care up to 48 hours in an emergency.  Help is provided to all ages, regardless of disability.  Phone number is 01635  30008

Volunteer Centre West Berkshire   

Help with transport and getting about if you find it difficult to use public transport.  Telephone number 01635  49004.

Options include:

West Berkshire Citizens Advice Bureau 

The Citizens Advice Service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice.  Telephone number 0844 477 9980

Other Useful Organisations

The following organisations provide a range of information and advice:

NHS Carers Direct
Carers Trust
Carers UK
gov.uk: Carers

Help from West Berkshire Council

If you have any queries please contact Adult Social Care

Out of hours contact 01344 786543

West Berkshire Council offers:

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