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Are You a Carer?

A carer is someone who provides unpaid help and support to family or friends. You could be caring for a partner, child, relative, friend or a neighbour who is ill, frail, disabled or who has mental health or substance misuse problems, anyone can become a carer at any age.

Recognising yourself as a carer can be a way of acknowledging that you have an important role. Your role may be rewarding but one which can also be stressful and demanding. As a carer it is important that you are aware of the range of services available to support you in your caring role and to help you manage the impact caring has on your own health and well-being.

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Carers Emergency Respite Scheme

Caring can be rewarding but it can also be tiring, placing physical and emotional demands on a carer.

If you are a carer and worry about what might happen to the person you care for if you were taken ill or involved in an emergency, then the Carers Emergency Respite scheme can help you.

The scheme is funded by Bracknell Forest Council and aims to give carers peace of mind by enabling them to complete an emergency plan. To arrange this service you will need to have a carer's assessment, from a social care practitioner.

There is no charge for up to a maximum of 48 hours or 72 hours over a bank holiday weekend. If the emergency continues for longer then an assessment may need to be carried out for the person being cared for.

You can apply directly to Bracknell Forest Council if you would like to arrange an assessment or find out more information about this scheme, please call Bracknell Forest Council on 01344 351500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively we can ask Bracknell Forest Council on your behalf to arrange an assessment. Applying via us means that you will also be registered with our service which offers you confidential impartial information, understanding and assistance.

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