Carers Services

Formerly known as Wokingham, Bracknell and Districts Mencap
 
We are a local, independent registered charity, proudly supporting adults and children with learning disabilities and/or autism, their parents, carers and their families. 

We provide a range of services including:

Information
Carer and family support
Activities for children with learning disabilities and/or autism
Activities for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism
Support for siblings
Activities for carers
Campaigning on local and national issues

Many of our staff and volunteers have first-hand experience of caring for someone with a learning disability and/or autism. We understand the importance of being surrounded by others who can empathise, support and provide respite from your caring responsibilities. 

Respite activities for carers include; theatre and shopping trips, pamper events, carers coffee mornings and lunches with peer support and emotional and practical support from our Family Liaison Team.

Organised information events aimed at carers cover topical issues such as Wills & Trusts, Benefits and Approaching Adulthood. We always support Carers’ Week and work in partnership with other Carer organisations to ensure the best support for our members.

Service access criteria: Must be a carer
Categories:
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Advocacy
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A
Key words - separate with a comma: Carers

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