NEW Family Carers Card

Many people are family carers and support someone who relies on them to collect shopping, prescriptions and other essential items. You may not identify yourself as a carer because you are firstly a parent, a wife, husband, daughter, son, grandchild, friend or neighbour.

Reading Mencap have produced The Reading Family Carers Card it’s available to carers for free, and it will identify you as a family carer in order to help shorten the time you might have to spend queueing for a shop, a pharmacy or even a health appointment. It is supported by Reading Borough Council.

We need your help to spread the word

Here is the link with a video explaining the card and information on how to get a card. Please share on your socials and help us reach as many carers and suppliers of services in Reading.

How do I access a family carers card for me or someone else?

If you are already linked to a support service, contact them and they will advise you on how to get your card. If not, see various services below who will support you to access your family carers card.

Carers Hub



Tel: 01189 3247333

Reading Mencap


Tel 0118 966 2518

Age UK Berkshire


Tel: 0118 9594242

Berkshire Cancer Centre


Tel: 0118 322 8700 (cards will be available to patients actively receiving treatment from the service, this if for Reading only).