Support during coronavirus
We are working with local charities and other partners to provide a community response for those who don't have support and need advice or practical help.
Healthwatch Bracknell Forest, working with Health and Care, are coordinating this. This is not an alternative to the NHS or social services.
Call 0300 0120184 or email email@example.com.
For COVID-19 health advice visit 111 online or call 111.
The NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group has produced the following guides with helpful advice and local service information:
Resources and information for remote learning
Children who are home learning and do not have fixed broadband at home may be able to get additional mobile data for free. Schools, trusts and local authorities can request this from certain mobile providers. See increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children on GOV.UK for further information.
Joe Wicks provides live PE sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am on YouTube.
The BBC is showing curriculum based programmes. They include 3 hours of primary school programmes every week day on CBBC and 2 hours for secondary pupils on BBC Two. For more information see BBC to put lessons on TV during lockdown on BBC News.
A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.
Extra responsibilities may include:
- practical tasks, such as cooking, housework and shopping
- physical care, such as helping someone out of bed
- emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed
- personal care, such as helping someone dress
- managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions
- helping to give medicine
- helping someone communicate
- looking after brothers and sisters
As a young carer you are entitled to a free young carers assessment. This is regardless of who is being cared for, what type of care is provided or how often the care is provided.
We also provide support for young adult carers up to the age of 25 by working with partner organisations to support transition to adult services.
Young carers assessment
To get an assessment you will need to meet the definition of a young carer and have your parents' consent. You should also get an assessment if you are doing any age inappropriate care, or your caring responsibilities affect your:
- physical health
- emotional wellbeing
- relationships with family and friends
A young carer's assessment is a chance for you to talk about your needs as a young carer and the ways in which you could receive support.
Most assessments in Bracknell Forest are completed by a professional you already know such as your Family Support Advisor in school, your social worker or an early help professional.
How to get an assessment
You can contact our young carers service directly by:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- talking to your school, social carer or early help professional and they can refer you to our service