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Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on here are still in the process of posting service updates. Many phone lines and websites are still available, but some contact details have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

If you have any queries, please email us at dos@reading.gov.uk or fis@reading.gov.uk

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COVID-19 - local services and events updates and newsletter

Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on here are still in the process of posting service updates. Many phone lines and websites are still available, but some contact details have changed. Try the organisation’s own website if you’re having…

Free online courses for carers of people with dementia: Reducing isolation and promote coping during current restrictions on social activities (COVID-19/Coronavirus)

In the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency situation and recent advice for people over 70, and those with serious health conditions to stop non-essential contact with others for 12 weeks, it is easy to see how carers of people living with dementia and their families may…

Lloyds Pharmacy - temporary closures from 20 March 2020

The decision has been made with immediate effect to operate behind closed doors for the first and last hour of trading to enable our teams to assemble and clinically check prescriptions in a calm and safe environment. In addition, all Lloyds Pharmacies will close between…

EasierTobeActive - online research activity

This message is from Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University and National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine, Sheffield In England, one in three of us live with a health condition and we are twice as likely to be amongst the least physically active.…

Coronavirus covid19 ~ Closures

Due to the Government announcement 16th March 2020 please view the following links from Reading Borough Council concerning office and building closure and Brighter Futures for Children. Reading Borough Council ~ https://www.reading.gov.uk/coronavirus Brighter Futures for Children ~ https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/?page_id=2709

Coronavirus ~ Latest advice for all residents (with link to Easy Read information tab)

Where to find information The latest guidance is to stay at home.  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Advice for households with suspected coronavirus infection.  The full guidance is available here. Information on schools, childcare and other educational settings closure, for parent carers.  Rolling update from Ofsted www.gov.uk/guidance/ofsted-coronavirus-covid-19-rolling-update www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-implementing-social-distancing-in-education-and-childcare-settings Please find…

Do you know anyone that needs help to get online? Free drop-in sessions available

Do you know anyone that would benefit from help getting started with a computer or mobile device? Or perhaps you would like to learn how to do more? Although we are in an age where it seems that everyone is using new technology, there are…

Free English, Maths and Employability Training for 19+ (Reading College)

We currently have an offer delivering free:          English functional skills          Maths functional skills          Employability skills (Interview skills, CV writing, Cover letters etc)          Digital skills (Using devices, accessing the internet, creating a safe social media platform, setting up a LinkedIn account etc –…

Reading Services Guide, Family Information Service & SEND Local Offer Fliers, Poster & Presentation

The Reading Services Guide team have created publicity fliers which can be downloaded from this page, see related links. If you would like hard copies of the fliers then please contact the appropriate service through the contact us page. We have also produced a Reading…

Capital Fund Plan to support development of Specialist Education Provision for Children & Young People with Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs)

Brighter Futures For Children, Reading Capital Fund Plan to support development of Specialist Education Provision for Children & Young People with Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs) Capital Fund Plan - May 2019 Introduction The Government has committed some funding to support local authorities to invest…
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