West Berkshire Council

Carers Support Services

Finding sources of guidance, advice and support for carers in West Berkshire

West Berkshire Council grant-funds the following voluntary organisations to provide specific support and services to carers:

TuVida (Berkshire)  

The Carers Hub provide information and advice to unpaid carers to help support their physical and emotional wellbeing.

They offer advice specific to carers on a host of topics, such as finding a carers support group, helping you make contact with others in the same situation, or helping you to access information on carer's breaks.

They are also able to advise on financial help (such as grants, benefits, and discounts) and rights in employment. They also signpost a host of other relevant services.

To access support from TuVida (Berkshire) Carers Hub, complete the doc icon TuVida Referral Form [14kb] or telephone 0118 324 7333.

Crossroads Care Oxfordshire and West Berkshire

Crossroads offer a support service for carers, including provision of transport for doctors, hospital or other appointments. 

There is also a Rapid Response service for Crossroads clients only, where they will send out a Care Attendant in an emergency.

Crossroads Care West Berkshire operates an emergency out of hours telephone helpline on 07867 673063 that is available to all carers in West Berkshire. The helpline operates from 8pm to 8am on weekdays and all weekend.

Young Carers (children and young people under 18)

You can find more information for West Berkshire Young Carers on our Young Carers webpage. If you would like help and advice, a young carer, or family friend concerned about a young carer, can make initial contact on behalf of the young person.

A GP, Care Manager or other professional can also make contact using our Refer a Young Carer online form.

Alternatively, you can email: EarlyRHub@westberks.gov.uk or telephone 01635 503090.

Other Sources of Help

You can source Help with Adult Social Care and Support for yourself online. Our online form lists information, sources of help and resources available to you locally, and helps you find your own solutions to your care needs.

There are also a wide range of other organisations that provide information, advice and guidance to support you in your role as a carer.

These can be found in thepdf icon Information for Carers Booklet [1Mb] or on our West Berkshire Directory.

Who To Contact

Our contact centre for Adult Social Care

01635 503050