10:38AM, Tuesday 21 January 2014
Carers in the Royal Borough are missing out on nearly £1.2m per year through unclaimed Carer’s Allowance.
Elspeth McPherson, chief executive of Berkshire Carers Service, said: “These shocking figures show that many unpaid carers are not recognising themselves as such and are not coming forward to seek support.”
New claimants can backdate the allowance for three months.
Call Berkshire Carers Service on 0800 988 5462 for free advice about entitlement to the allowance.
Click here to apply for the allowance online.
Top Ten Articles
Hundreds of students across East Berkshire and South Bucks collected their results on Thursday, August 16
Our reporting team spoke to students in Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead throughout the morning with the latest reaction, stories, photos and pass rates from schools across the area.