Happiness Matters Training

Wednesday 23 September 2.00pm-3.30pm Via Zoom   The desire to be happier is shared by the 7.7 billion people on this planet. So come along and learn some simple techniques to help you deal with life’s challenges and discover how … Read More

Coronavirus – Got Symptoms/Get Tested Now

Coronavirus – Got Symptoms/Get Tested Now No matter how mild your symptoms may be, if you experience any: loss/change in sense of smell loss/change in sense of taste high temperature new, continuous cough You MUST book a test NOW

Protect yourself and others this winter –The Flu jab

Protect yourself and others this winter with the Flu jab. Don’t put it off – contact your pharmacy or GP to get the flu jab now. It’s FREE because as a carer, you need it. A letter from Slough Borough … Read More

One Slough help still available for shielding residents

Residents will still be available to get assistance from the council and key partners after the shield pause deadline passes on Friday 31 July. Residents with serious medical conditions were advised to shield by their GPs at the beginning of … Read More

What is a Carer’s Assessment

The Care Act gives all unpaid carers the legal right to an assessment of their needs, called a Carer’s Assessment. This gives you the opportunity to talk about your needs as a carer and what would help you with your … Read More

Exercise and Fitness

Exercising is vital to staying healthy and looking after your body. It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke,diabetes and cancer by up to 50%, and lower your risk of early death by up to … Read More

Monitoring your health, mood and diet

Between a third and half of carers we see at Berkshire Carers Service have either a personal disability or a long-term condition. When carers are struggling with their own health needs, caring can become both challenging and a risk. For older … Read More

Complementary therapies and pampering?

One of the most popular requests from carers using our carers’ grants schemes is to have a therapy or pampering session locally. Whether your choice is to have an Indian head massage, learn Alexander technique, experience acupuncture, Reiki or a … Read More

Counselling and emotional support

You can discuss a referral for counselling with your GP or you may choose to find a counsellor yourself. When looking for a counsellor you should check they are registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and qualified … Read More

Looking after your mental and emotional health

Many carers experience emotional and mental health changes. Most don’t feel able to discuss this because they are caring for someone in the family. And, whilst many carers have high emotional resilience, others find caring constantly challenging. This can be … Read More

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