Family carers get help to beat the queues

Reading Mencap has produced a card that carers can use to ask shops and pharmacies for priority access.
Reading Mencap Carers Card

The learning disability charity, Reading Mencap, has produced a card to help informal carers ask for priority access at shops and pharmacies.

The charity says many people are family carers and support someone who relies on them to collect shopping, prescriptions and other essential items. You may not identify yourself as a carer because you are firstly a parent, a wife, husband, daughter, son, grandchild, friend or neighbour.

The Reading Family Carers Card is available to carers for free and it will identify you as a family carer in order to help shorten the time you might have to spend queueing at a shop or pharmacy.

The card is supported by Reading Borough Council.

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