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Help shape the future of cancer services

Wednesday November 22
10am – 4.30pm
Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL

Hear great speakers and take part in lively workshops.

The Royal Berkshire Hospital cancer team and Macmillan, with support from the Thames Valley Cancer Alliance are committed to ensuring those affected by cancer are able to shape the support and services available to them. With a range of key speakers and interactive workshop sessions, this event is designed to identify key issues that affect patients at different times during the cancer journey and to start shaping the ways those affected by cancer are informed, supported and treated.

The event is free. Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided.

To book a place, please go to

For further information, please contact Julian Backhouse, Macmillan Partnership Manager for Berkshire at


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Carers Rights Day event, Reading

Friday 24 November 
10am – 12.30pm
Church of Jesus Christ, 280 The Medway, Reading RG30 4BE Carers Rights Day

Carers Rights Day is an annual event aimed at helping carers in their local community and to know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.

 Programme and talks will include:

  • My Care My Home (Future care)
  • Boyes and Turner solicitors (Power of Attorney)
  • Changings in benefits

 Information from a wide range of local organisations will be made available.

 If you have any queries about the event, please contact the Carers Hub on 0118 324 7333




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Carers Rights Day event, West Berkshire

Friday 24 November
10am – 2pm
The Burdwood Community Centre, Thatcham RG19 4YA Carers Rights Day

Finances – know your rights as a carer

Free information and advice event to support you in your caring role. Organisations available to offer advice on the day:

  • Crossroads
  • DWP
  • Healthwatch West Berkshire
  • Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub
  • Volunteer Centre Village Agents
  • West Berkshire Council’s Adult Social Care Team

Presentation from 10am – 12 noon

An expert in elder law will lead a presentation and discussion on the legal issues facing the elderly, providing practical guidance to help you avoid the pitfalls encountered around Powers of Attorney, Deputyships and Wills. There will be the chance to ask specific questions about the issues facing you and the person you care for.

Please register your interest in attending this presentation with Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub on 0118 3247333 or email

For futher details, please contact Mary Blackett on 01635 503306 or email


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Carers Rights Day, Wokingham

Carers Rights DayFriday 24 November
10am – 12 noon
The Oakwood Centre, Woodley

Pampering session and general information on your rights as a carer

  • Reflexology
  • Manicure
  • Reiki
  • Indian Head Massage

Information Session on Carers’ Benefits and Lasting Power of Attorney at:

The Methodist Church, Bradbury Centre, Wokingham

2pm – 4pm

Too book a place for either event, please call Wokingham Carers Outreach Service on 0118 3247333 or email