The Bracknell Forest Self-Care guide provides information, advice and links to services
related to long-term conditions and lifestyle factors. Each chapter has a video which gives a
summary of the key messages on each topic.
The Long-Term Conditions Guide gives you practical information and signposting to services
to help you manage your condition. Guides can be found for; Arthritis, Asthma, Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Dementia, Depression and
anxiety, Diabetes, Falls, Hypertension and Stroke.
Lifestyle information is available on Alcohol, Diet and Nutrition, Physical Activity and
All guides can be accessed through the Self-Care webpage:
This directory is for everyone who lives and works in and around Bracknell Forest. If you use
adult social care, health care or other help and support services, if you fund your own
support, or simply wish to find out more about what services and events are provided in your
local community, you can find all the information and advice in one place.
The Helping You Stay Independent Guide
The Helping You Stay Independent Guide lists activities, events and groups around
Bracknell Forest that can support individuals to remain healthy and independent.
To view or download the Guide as a pdf please visit:
Did you know more than three million people in the UK work and also care for someone?
Juggling work and care can be a challenge, but as a carer you have rights at work that can
make this easier. There is support available to help you continue both working and caring.
You have rights to request flexible working and to challenge decisions if you are not happy
with the outcome. You may also have rights to various forms of time off. Your employer may
offer other forms of support such as unpaid leave or telephone access to the person you are
caring for during your working hours.
If you are an unpaid carer providing regular and substantial care for someone then you may
be eligible for support from Bracknell Forest Council.
For more information call the Carers UK’s Carers Line on 0808 808 7777, visit
www.carersuk.org or contact Bracknell Forest Council Adult Social Care on 01344 351500 or