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Wokingham Borough Council has teamed up with Carers UK to offer carers in our area a comprehensive solution bringing together Carers UK’s digital products and online resources with our own information and support for carers onto a single webpage.

 

Click on the link below to find out how to create an account and get free access to all the products and support resources:

 

Digital Resources for Carers

 

What’s included?

 

  • About Me: building resilience for carers, an e-learning resource developed by Carers UK that aims to  help you identify and find resources, technologies and sources of support in order to prevent your caring responsibilities from becoming overwhelming.
  • Jointly: Carers UK’s care co-ordination app for people managing or sharing care.
  • Upfront Guide to Caring: a simple assessment tool to guide people new to caring or seeking support for the first time to navigate the Carers UK website.
  • Looking after someone: Carers Rights Guide, which aims to help you understand your rights as a carer and where to go for financial or practical help.
  • Being Heard: a self-advocacy guide for carers, which helps carers develop the skills to self-advocate.
  • The role of good nutrition in caring for someone: an e-learning course which aims to help carers understand the role of nutrition both for themselves as well as the person they are looking after.

 

http://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/advice.page?id=rJ16fkJOg6o

The Carers Trust Relationship Guide

 

Relationship support for people who are caring for their partners, neighbours, friends or family.

 

This new relationship guide is full of loads of evidence based support to help carers.  It promotes early action in relationship support with focus on prevention rather than crisis intervention. The guide has been developed in partnership with OnePlusOne, a relationship research charity.

 

http://relationships.carers.org/

 

CEA Card

 

The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA), formerly the Cinema Exhibitors' Association (CEA). The scheme was introduced in 2004 and is one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they make reasonable adjustments for disabled guests when they go to the cinema; in particular it ensures a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them (approximately 90% of cinemas in the UK accept the CEA Card).

 

Visit their website for further information and ways to apply for the card:

https://www.ceacard.co.uk/

 

A practical guide to healthy caring

The advice in the attached booklet will help you if you look after a friend or family member or have any form of caring responsibilities, but it is written to be particularly relevant for those who are about 65 years or older and are new to caring. It provides hints and tips on how you can look after your own health as well as support the person you care for.

 

Getting the most from your pharmacist

Click on the link for some helpful tips if you are unsure about how and when to give medicines to the person you care for. Your pharmacist will also be able to offer you information and advice.

www.carers.org/help-directory/getting-most-your-pharmacist?

 

Carers Trust website

https://www.carers.org/

 

NHS Choices website

http://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx

 

Incontinence resource

This comprehensive guide explains incontinence in greater detail to help you understand more about what causes it.  It also covers the various products that are available to help remedy and manage your incontinence. Click on the link for more information:

http://www.incontinenceliving.co.uk/incontinence-products-buying-guide/i69

Wokingham Back Me Up Service:

Support for Carers In an emergency, for example when experiencing ill health and the carer is unable to care for their loved one who cannot be left alone due to illness or disability.  When you register with this service  we will draw up a contingency plan with you outlining what would happen in an emergency situation. For more information please contact  0118 979 5324

Carers Groups

 

General Carers group -Group held every 2nd Wednesday of the month 10-12pm

 

9th August

13th September

11th October -All meetings held at 'The Berkshire' 126 Barkham Rd, Wokingham, RG41 2RP

8th November

13th December

 

Mental Health Carers Group - Group held every 1st Thursday of the month 2-4pm

2nd March

6th April

4th May

1st June

6th July    All group meetings held at St Pauls Parish Rooms Reading Road, Wokingham, RG41 1EH

3rd August

7th September

5th October

2nd November

7th December

 

Stroke Carers group - Group held every 2nd Thursday of the month 10-12pm

9th March

13th April

11th May            All group meetings held at Bradbury Centre,Rose St, Wokingham, RG40 1XS

8th June

13th July

10th August

14th September

12th October

9th November

14th December

 

 

Dementia Carers Social Group - Held at  venues last Wednesday of the  month 2.30 -4.30pm

30th August

27th September All meetings held at 'The Berkshire' 126 Barkham Rd, Wokingham, RG41 2RP

25th October

29th November

27th December - No meeting

 

Alzheimers Café Carers group  - group meets every 2 weeks on Tuesdays 1.30 -3pm.  Support for your cared for is available at this group.

4th July

18th July

15th August  All group meetings held at the Bradbury Centre, Rose St, Wokingham, RG40 1XS

29th August

12th September

26th September

 

Long Term Conditions Carers Group -  Sue Ryder Day Hospice every 8 weeks Wednesday 6pm-7.30pm

4th October

29th November

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