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Signal 4 WAM Carers

From the 1st April 2016 SIGNAL took over from Berkshire Carers Service.

SIGNAL is run by The Ark Trust Ltd, and is funded by The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead Clinical Commissioning Group.

A carer is someone who provides unpaid help and support to family or friends. You or someone you know could be caring for a partner, child, relative, friend or a neighbour who is ill, frail, disabled or who has mental health or substance misuse problems; anyone can become a carer at any age.

We are here to support adult carers who provide unpaid, informal care. 

Activities include:

Support - Listening, encouragement and emotional support to help you and directing you to the services you need to help in your caring role.

Information – this could be about benefits or health and social care or something else you need, including a quarterly newsletter.

Guidance – completing forms, planning a break, help with carer’s assessment forms.

Networking – meeting other carers at support groups.

Advice – for example about the Mental Capacity Act.

Learning - training you need to help you fulfil your caring role.

Our community workers can provide confidential, impartial information, understanding and assistance over the telephone, via email or a home visit.

We are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Please book an appointment in advance with our community workers.

Carers can register for SIGNALs service here on our website or call 01628 947 974.

Support | Information | Guidance | Networking | Advice | Learning