Carers Week

posted in: Events, News

Carers week runs from the 6th to the 12th of June and is full of events and activities designed to help carers get the information and support they need in their caring role. Throughout the week the new SPACE service … Read More

Mind your back

posted in: Health, News, Training

More than 70 per cent of the UK’s unpaid carers now suffer from back pain, and are at a greater risk of developing chronic pain, which is highly disabling in a third of cases and life-long for the majority. For … Read More

Exercise and Fitness

posted in: Health, News

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

posted in: Health, News

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?

posted in: Finance, Health

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

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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

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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

Looking after yourself

posted in: Health, News

Berkshire Carers Service’s top tips How many times have you put off going to the doctor for yourself but always found a way to make sure the person you care for gets to their GP or hospital appointment? In a … Read More

Health services provided in the community

posted in: Health, News

Health services provided in the community are known as primary health care services. These includes your local surgery, GP, nurses, community matrons, community pharmacies and services such as community mental health and Public Health. Carer Aware The most important first … Read More

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