Bracknell Carer Support: A Handy Resource List

Here's a handy list of Bracknell carer support resources you can bookmark and keep returning to!

Look, we understand it’s not easy being a caregiver. That’s why we want to support you with as much helpful information as possible. In today’s blog post, we’ll provide a special Bracknell carer support resource list.

Bracknell Carer Support Groups

Signal4carers provides free information, support, contacts, and advice to anyone in the Bracknell area who cares for others.

National Carer Charities and Groups

While these charities aren’t “local” per se, they are essential to have handy for when you need them. They provide much-needed support and advice to help you look after yourself as a carer and the person you are caring for.

Adult Social Care in Bracknell

Bracknell Forest Council provides advice on adult social care. On its website, you can find information and support numbers for blue badges, personal alarms and responder services, Dementia support, disabled facilities and grants, adult safety, mental health and well-being, and public health care. It also includes details on care assessments, which you will need to apply for care funding.

They also host a carer support portal with lots more valuable resources tailored to your specific needs as a carer.

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Citizen’s Advice East Berkshire office is located in Bracknell, in the Columbia Centre. It can help with several things, from financial and legal concerns to information provision. 

Their volunteers are available for appointment bookings most weekdays, but you can also access resources online.

Bracknell Mental Health Support

NHS Talking Therapies Berkshire supports carers and those with low mood, anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns. You can access plenty of self-help guides and resources via their website, but you can also speak to advisors and treatment specialists by phone.

Respite Care in Bracknell

Our Ascot, Camberley, and Wokingham Home Instead teams cover the Bracknell area, and we provide accessible respite care and support. The service specifically caters to those who need short-term or one-off respite breaks, plus long-term and regular respite sabbaticals.

What can you use this caregiver support service for?

Let’s say you care part-time for a loved one, and work requires you to meet with a client out of town. Book a Home Instead respite carer to do all the things you would do in your stead while you are away. That could include daily household chores at your loved one’s home, taking them to the doctor, shopping, or just being there for companionship.

You could also use the service to take some extended time away, whether recovering from an illness or surgery or just recharging your batteries.

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Bracknell Home Care and Live-in Care

If you need more help or specialist help, we can also offer Home Care or Live-in Care. Both are designed to support you and your loved one and cover everything from housekeeping to meal prep, personal care, or specialist care for complex conditions like Alzheimer’s.

Your Home Instead Care Pros team will help your loved one remain independent for longer, living life to the fullest and give you the peace of mind you need to take care of yourself.

We are also here to talk. Our team can help guide you through care provision or chat about how you feel. Many of our Care Pros have cared for a loved one, and we have all worked with families who need carer support, so we are always prepared to make you a cup of tea and settle down for a good chat.

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Need to chat with the Home Instead team?
Call us on 01276 903106