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Bracknell Forest Home Library Service

Love books? Can’t get out? Try the Home Library Service!

A free service for housebound customers.

Delivery and collection of books, audiobooks and DVDs.

Available to anyone living in the borough who, for physical or mental health reasons, is unable to visit a library.

Personalized stock selection and regular visits by a member of staff or volunteer.

To join or for further information ask in any Bracknell Forest library or telephone the Home Library Service on 01344 352406

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State of Caring 2019 Unpaid carers face bleak financial future

Carers UK said "Our new research, State of Caring 2019, paints a worrying picture of families under immense strain and an underfunded social care system that is really taking its toll on families and their finances. The research also gives us a clear view of carers' experiences that can be used to inform policy and practice."

The survey found that 39% of people are struggling to make ends meet and more than two thirds (68%) of carers are also using their own income or savings to cover the cost of care, equipment or products for the person they care for. As a result many are unable to save for their own retirement.

Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK, says:

"As it stands, providing unpaid care is pushing thousands of families into poverty and is having a lasting impact on their finances and quality of life."

"Our current social care system is on the brink. Families urgently need affordable, high quality care services and carers need access to regular breaks and stronger workplace rights to ensure they can combine work and care if they wish to."

State of Caring 2019 Report.

NHS 111

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you're not sure what to do.

Get help online or on the phone

To get help from NHS 111, you can:

go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only)
call 111
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, you can:

call 18001 111 on a textphone
use the NHS 111 British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter service if you're deaf and want to use the phone service

How NHS 111 works

You answer questions about your symptoms on the website, or by speaking to a fully trained adviser on the phone.

You can ask for a translator if you need one.

Depending on the situation you'll:

  • find out what local service can help you
  • be connected to a nurse, emergency dentist, pharmacist or GP
  • get a face-to-face appointment if you need one
  • be told how to get any medicine you need
  • get self-care advice

Visit NHS.UK to find out more.

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