Carers Week 5-11 June 2023

During Carers Week, there are number of activities and events happening locally. We will keep updating this page with relevant information but if you hear of anything you think might be of interest, please email us at


  • Drop-in carers' advice session at Broad Street Mall, 7 June

Wednesday 7th June 2023  

10am - 2pm

Reading’s advice-giving charities will be at the Broad Street Mall from 10am on Wednesday 7th June offering an Advice Drop-in for Carers' Week. 

The Royal Berks Carers' Service are also offering mini health checks.  

For full details of this event and other local events for Carers' Week, please click here.


  • Meet with a Solicitor, 9 June

Does someone in your family have a disability?

Do you have questions about Wills, Trusts, Care Costs, Power of Attorney or other legal matters?

Come along to this Free Presentation, Q&A Session and 1:1 slots with a Qualified Solicitor.

Ruth Bailey from Dexter Montague Solicitors specialises in advising people with learning and physical disabilities and their families and can help you plan for the future.

  • Presentation at 11am
  • Friday 9 June 
  • Biscuit Tin Room, The Biscuit Factory, Queen's Walk, Reading, RG1 7QE
  • Free tea, coffee and cake

To register for the presentation at 11am and/or book at 1:1 slot between 12pm and 3pm, please click to fill out this form or email them or call 0118 966 2518.

This event has been organised by Reading Mencap and the Reading and West Berkshire Carers Partnership.


The resources can help to deliver on the NHS Long Term Plan Commitments to unpaid carers and includes e-learning, guides and comprehensive signposting, access to MyBackUp, a simple contingency planning tool for what might happen in an emergency, and Jointly, Carers UK’s care co-ordination app.

Carers UK have published guidance for health professionals which explains how the offer works and includes an access code to provide unpaid carers as well as ideas and tips for how to refer them for support.