The Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub provides a range of grants to support carers who look after an adult or disabled child.
You can apply for grants towards the cost of:
Register with CarerSmart to benefit from a wide range of offers.
CarerSmart is provided by Carers Trust.
A person accompanying a wheelchair user will get free admission to events at the Hexagon, Town Hall, and South Street. They can also arrange escorts to give carers a break. For details call 0118 960 6060.
If the person you care for receives a disability benefit or is registered blind they could get a Cinema Exhibitors’ Association (CEA) Card for a small charge. The carer accompanying the person will then get a free ticket.
If you are over 60 years old, have a disability or are on a low income you may qualify for bigger discounts and free off-peak use of some sports and leisure facilities.
Apply online or call 0118 937 3787 to request a hard copy. There is also support available at your local library to complete the application form.