Age UK – help to claim benefits
The new benefits rates for 2018/19 come into effect from 1 April, so now’s the time for people to check they’re claiming everything they’re entitled to. Age UK’s online benefits calculator can help work out how much someone should be receiving – it’s quick and simple.
They also have an information guide, More money in your pocket, which offers more information about a wide range of benefits and how to claim them.
How Carersmart can save you money
Did you know there are offers, benefits and discounts available exclusively for carers and people with care needs?
CarerSmart is a new club from Carers Trust, open to carers, people with care needs and staff and volunteers across the Carers Trust network. See www.carersmart.org to find out more.
Thank you all
For news of Woodley Flower Club, Wokingham Choral Society, Wokingham 41 Club and Sand Martins Golf Club who, over the last few months, have been so kind in donating funds to continue our essential work providing respite to local carers please see our Current Supporters page.
Wokingham 41 Club Presentation
Left to right:
Mike Boyle, Julia Tredwell, Tony Wright (Chairman for the night), Alan Bromage
How The Herbert Protocol can help families of people with Dementia
The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme being introduced by the 5 Search & Rescue teams of Thames Valley in partnership with Thames Valley Police and other agencies. It encourages carers to compile useful information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.
Find more details and the forms to register here.
The latest edition of the national Carers Trust ‘We Care’ magazine is packed with stories about the difference their work is making to carers. Make sure you’re getting your free copy.
View the Crossroads Care Wokingham Videos
Our two videos ‘Help for unpaid carers‘ and ‘Me Time’ are a fantastic introduction to our services. They show the dedicated work of our Carer Support Workers and how having a Me Time break can help to relieve the strains of your everyday caring role.