Events for Carers

Community Parent/Carers Support Group, Southcote
Friday 19 July
9.30am - 11.30pm
Southcote Community Centre, Coronation Square, Southcote, Reading RG30 3QP

A support group for family members who have children and young people with additional needs living within the community of Southcote. 

Each session will include a half hour talk about being a parent of a child with additional needs. The reminder of the session will be for discussion and social support time.

For further information, please contact Charlie Taylor on 07810 689 679 or email

Children are welcome under parental supervision.


Reading Learning Disabilities Carers' Forum
Wednesday 18 September
11am - 12.30pm
Civic Centre, 19 Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Calling all carers of an adult with a learning disability.

Learning disability services are under pressure and there are more cuts to come. This is the only remaining forum for learning disability and people with a learning disability and their carers are feeling the cold wind of austerity more than any other sector of the community.

This is the place to tell Reading Borough Council about your problems, to get answers and to influence change.

For more information, call Leslie Macdonald, Chair of Reading Mencap on 07780 680 739.