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  1. Thursday evenings 7.30-9.30 in term time.
    The orchestra, with no minimum standard (brave enough? come and try!), invites adult beginners or those returning to orchestral instruments to join a [friendly and supportive] conducted group. Music-making is a wonderful social activity at any age.
    Padworth LaneReadingBerkshireRG7 4HY
  2. DAD.info website was "established in 2008 as a new generation men’s lifestyle channel and the leading voice for Dads. At DAD.info we want to celebrate the changing role of Dads with engaging, helpful, practical, entertaining resources and content for every stage of their journey. It…
  3. A new DadPad App has been developed with the NHS to “give new Dads and Dads-to-be the knowledge and skills needed to gain confidence and give their baby the best start”. It provides guidance for babies and children up to the age of two and…
    The Health & Well Being Innovation CentreTreliskeTruroTR1 3FF
  4. Dads Matter UK provides support for dads worried about or suffering from Depression, Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  5. Advice and support for children, young people and their families, both facing and following a bereavement. Information and advice for Teachers, GP’s, Social Workers, Health Visitors, Nurses and other professionals working with children. We aim to provide a flexible package of support including: • One…
    Daisys DreamP O Box 4738TwyfordReadingBerkshireRG10 9GT
  6. Dance Reading (formerly Junction Dance) is an arts charity committed to opening up access to dance for all, strengthening and improving the quality of dance in our community and providing new platforms for experiencing dance. We deliver a broad programme of projects in the heart…
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  7. We provide many Dance classes per week for children and adults starting from 2.5 years old. Street Dance, Hip Hop, Ballet, Ballroom, Latin American, Musical Theatre, Jazz/West End Dance, Modern, Baby Ballet, Tap & Street, Musical Theatre School, Adult Tap & Performing Arts. Opening times…
    Unit 2Marcus CloseTilehurstReadingBerkshireRG30 4EA
  8. Dance to Health, the national falls prevention dance programme, has online classes open to anyone over 55 who wants a fun way to get fit and boost their strength and balance.  Bookings are being taken now for blocks of six classes, £30 for a block.…
  9. Friday from 4pm to 7.15pm
    On Fridays at the Weller Centre Baby Ballerinas, Ballet & Tap are available. Visit website for more details. Classes also take place at Caversham Hall on Tuesdays for Street & Park   
    Weller Centre110 Amersham RoadCavershamReadingBerkshireRG4 5NA
  10. Carescheme
    Childminder Monday & Thursday 7.45am - 6pm~: Tuesday 7.45am to 5.45pm & Wednesday 7.45am to 5.30pm
    I have been a childminder for 34 years. I have lived in central Caversham for 35 years and am a Mum of two adult children. My Ofsted Inspection Grade is Good, my last inspection was January 2020. I have completed NVQ Level 3, RQIA April…
    CavershamReadingBerkshireRG4
  11. Carescheme
    Childminder Monday to Friday 7am -7pm
    I am a registered childminder for 5 years now (Nov 2016) in Caversham Reading, off the Henley Rd, have a spacious home with garden walking distance to most schools and nurseries in Caversham. Have two children of my own 30 & 19years, one still lives at…
    CavershamReadingRG4
  12. Open Monday to Friday - 10 am til 3 pm
    Day centre for Adults with learning difficulties , physical disabilities, mental health and sensory impairments. Our Day Centre is an ideal place for people with learning difficulties to get involved with the local community, to enjoy new experiences and to learn new skills. Other services include: 1-On-1 Residential…
    SouthcoteReadingBerkshireRG30 3HB
  13. Dignity in Care
    Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm
    We provide personal care for people with learning disabilities - washing, bathing, medication, meal preparation, laundry, cleaning, ironing. We also provide live-in care and palliative care. Number of beds available: 6 We have also a day service facilitiy providing social club and activity for adults…
    SouthcoteReadingBerkshireRG30 3HB
  14. Please visit the National Trust website for details of all the activities and events available at National Trust properties. Houses & Buildings Gardens & Parks Beaches The great Outdoors Endless activities Holidays And much more....
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  15. A group which advertises job vacancies which are Deaf related. Deaf UK JobsFor more information on the group, how to post and other FAQs, go here: http://www.alisonbryan.com/dukj/
  16. Open Monday to Thursday from 9am until 5pm, and Friday 9am until 4:30am.
    Deafblind UK is a national charity supporting people with sight and hearing loss to live the lives they want. We help people to live with deafblindness by making connections, building their confidence and independence. Living with combined sight and hearing loss can be frightening. Our…
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  17. DeafHope is an organisation working to end domestic and sexual violence in Deaf communities through empowerment, education and services. DeafHope provides support services including peer counseling about DVSV, support groups, systems advocacy and referral to DVSV legal services and shelter.  We also provide space to explore options for safety…
  18. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
    The Total Communication Community Deafinitely Creaseless is a local ironing service run by professional and friendly Deaf people. We work in partnership with Shaw Trust - Ability at work, and Reading Deaf Centre. We are located centrally in Reading making us convenient for drop offs…
    131-133Cardiff RoadReadingRG1 8JF
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  19. Carescheme
    Childminder Monday to Thursday 7.45am - 6pm
    Caversham Heights Childminder. Many years childcare experience. Close to local parks. Have large enclosed garden. Have own separate nursery/childminding room with lots of eduction all toys. Collect from Caversham Primary School. Can also collect from local nurseries.  Please contact for vacancy details.  Moblie 07980853632 Experience…
    CavershamReadingRG4
  20. Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm; Sat 9am to 3pm
    Debt Advice Foundation is a registered national debt advice and education charity offering free, confidential support and advice to anyone worried about loans, credit and debt. Because we're a debt charity, you can be sure that the advice we provide is impartial and based solely on…
  21. Lunch clubs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    Debz Day Tripz allows you to enjoy famous attractions at very readsonable prices. We organise a range of trips throughout the year and offer a great, friendly service. There are local drop-off and pick-up points in the Reading area.  Please contact us for details. We also…
  22. Decibels aims to promote the education and training of people with a variety of special needs/disabilities for the purpose of enabling them to learn, appreciate and enjoy sound, music, the arts and performance through the use of technology. It seeks to advance this work by…
    Earley Gate, University of Reading,Whiteknights RoadEarleyReadingRG6 7BE
  23. Dee Caf is an eco community cafe in the heart of the Dee Park Estate.  A community fridge is available to the public on Wednesday 3pm-3.30pm. Contact cafe directly for more information or visit their website.   
    Montague House, 12Spey RoadTilehurstReadingRG30 4DG
  24. CareschemeLocaloffer
    Nursery Units of Independent Schools Monday to Friday 08:30 - 15:30
    Deenway Montessori Nursery age range 3 to 5 years. The nursery sessions are every morning 8:30am-11:30am; and every afternoon 12:30pm-3:30pm. Deenway is a Primary and Secondary School with an Islamic ethos and welcomes children from all backgrounds and ways of life. The school is open…
    3-5 Sidmouth StreetReadingRG1 4QX
    Deenway
  25. The Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) is a social movement with one simple aim: to bring about a society-wide response to dementia. It encourages and supports local communities and organisations to take practical action to enable people to live well with dementia. Organisations, businesses and groups…
  26. In a care home, trained staff are available to look after people day and night. They can provide similar kinds of care to what family members provide at home, such as help with washing, dressing and providing meals. Care homes for older people may provide…
  27. Every 6 weeks (Wednesday)
    We are very pleased to be launching regular Dementia Friendly screenings at The Regal cinema in Henley-on-Thames  Our Dementia Friendly Screenings aim to provide a fun and inclusive experience, enable people with dementia and their carers to attend the cinema in a safe and comfortable…
    2 Boroma WayHenley-on-ThamesRG9 2BZ
  28. Currently we run a Group on Fridays 10.30am - 1.30pm AND we'll be starting another one in the Autumn
    Therapeutic groups for people living with dementia, and their carers Focused on fun and stimulating activities We organise your ReadiBus transport so you can attend (some ReadiBus restrictions apply) Light lunch, freshly prepared on the premises, included in the price The 3 hours long group…
    WoodleyReading
  29. 10:00 am
    Walks suitable for people living with dementia and their carers.  As we emerge from lockdown we are helping people get back outside and enjoy some exercise whilst meeting new people.
    119London StreetReadingBERKSHIRERG1 4QA
  30. Our meetings Every first Wednesday of the month: 7.00pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Sturges Road, Wokingham, RG40 2HD. Every second Monday of the month: 7.30pm at RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS. We also meet informally (no booking needed) every Friday morning for coffee: 11.00am – 12.30pm at The Biscuit Factory, Broad…
    35-39 London StreetReadingRG1 4PS
  31. Term time
    Derwen College delivers exceptional programmes and a rich learning environment for young people, aged from 16 to 25 years, with special educational needs and disabilities, including:   Learning and physical disabilities Autism Spectrum Disorder Behaviours of concern PMLD   Our main campus is in Gobowen,…
    Whittington RoadGobowenOswestryShropshireSY11 3JA
  32. Diabetes UK recognises how difficult it can be for people living with, or caring for someone with diabetes. In response to this the Diabetes UK South East team have launched a befriending service. If you are interested in accessing the service or in volunteering to…
  33. Open 7 days a week
    Therapy including hydrotherapy and activites including sailing, gym and other sports lead activities, also contains art, craft, IT, photography, cooking skills and a café.  Available to Reading residents and dependent on assessment of needs.
    169 Greenham Business ParkNewburyBerkshireRG19 6HN
  34. Carescheme
    Holiday Scheme During school holidays.
    Welcome to our Nursery! We offer the Holiday Club for children to attend out of term time, up to the age of 8 years old. Our staff will plan activities such as Walk in the Woods, Bear hunt, Feed the Ducks, Cinema, as well as…
    Cockney HillTilehurstReadingBerkshireRG30 4EX
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  35. Thursdays 10.30am-12.30pm
    A fun session for you and your child to make healthy meals together. We will provide all the ingredients and support for you to enjoy cooking with your child and taste new flavours and food. Take a meal away with you and learn new skills.…
    140Wensley RoadReadingRG1 6DW
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  36. Fridays 10am - 10.45am
    Activities to inspire children's own creativity by using action songs, dancing games, fun exercises, hoops and dance ribbons to funky dance music. Fridays 10am-10.45am ~ Sun Street CC Age range 18 months to 5 years
    Sun Street Children's CentreSun StreetReadingRG1 3JX
  37. An online resource offering around 300 easy-to-use and free guides about using computers, the internet and other forms of technology. They range from computer basics such as how to use a mouse and a keyboard to social networking, emailing and Skype and using tablets and…
  38. Monday - Sunday
    Short stay residential home for people with learning disabilities and autism in Reading. We also provide help and support to people with learning disabilities to ensure they can live independently in their own home. Dimensions is a specialist provider of a wide range of services…
    Donkin HillCavershamReadingRG4 5DG
  39. Reading short breaks and outreach Dimensions Outreach provides support for people with learning disabilities and people who experience autism. Our aim is to support people to become more independent, to learn new skills and be part of their community. At Loddon Court, we provide personalised…
    289Wokingham RoadEarleyBerkshireRG6 7ER
  40. You will be pleased to hear that we have continued to adapt to the current situation at Dingley's Promise and now have the following additional support available for local families and settings: Family Support offered to all families who might need information, ideas, connections or support during…
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  41. CareschemeLocaloffer2 Year Old Funding
    Pre-School Playgroup
    BFfC Funded Dingley's Promise provide a place where children - from birth to five years - with special needs and disabilities come to develop skills through play. More than this, it is a place where their parents and carers are welcome, where they can make…
    Kennet WalkOff Kenavon DriveREADINGRG1 3GD
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    Junior Courses and Wild Days holiday club Have a fun filled school holiday by the lake with our junior courses in sailing or attend our Wild Days holiday club. Adult courses and sessions See our website for a list of water sports activities for adults.…
    Dinton Pastures Country ParkSandford LaneHurstBerkshire
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  43. What we do Dinton Activity Centre aims to give residents within Wokingham Borough and neighbouring areas the opportunity to enjoy the countryside. We offer a variety of water and land based activities, from sailing to bushcraft, paddlesport to pond dipping. We cater for a range…
    Dinton Pastures Country ParkSandford LaneHurstBerkshire
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  44. Specific Tuesdays
    Do you care for someone with SEND aged 0-25? and would like to learn more about Direct Payents, and if they could benefit you? Then pop into one of our Local drop-in sessions for all enquiries relating to Direct Payments. They will be held on the…
    Bridge StreetReadingRG1 2LU
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  45. We help people with physical disabilities, special educational needs and those with hearing difficulties who need advice about driving We’re building the most comprehensive list of disability driving instructors in the UK. Disability is no obstacle to driving. Our instructors are specially trained and have…
  46. Helping you find the right grant. Do you have a Disability? Are you a parent or carer of a Disabled child or adult? If so, use this website to save time finding Disability Grants. Charities and Trusts provide funding towards the high cost of disability equipment, holidays,…
  47. Welcome to Disability Holidays Guide A world of accessible holiday opportunities awaits you! This online resource is designed to give disabled holidaymakers and carers more choice and flexibility when it comes to finding and arranging disabled holidays and activities.  Whatever your disability, age or level…
  48. We are disabled people leading change, working to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.  We produce a large number of disability rights and benefits factsheets that can be viewed for free on…
  49. We are the experts in arranging holidays for disabled people with medical conditions and disabilities. Not sure on something or have a question; then just ask us, we aim to ensure you are 100% happy with every detail of your holiday from the time of…
    84 Berkeley St Charing XGlasgowScotlandG3 7DS
  50. You could get a grant from your council if you’re disabled and need to make changes to your home, for example to: widen doors and install ramps improve access to rooms and facilities - eg stairlifts or a downstairs bathroom provide a heating system suitable…
    Reading Borough Council, Civic OfficesBridge StreetReadingRG1 2LU
  51. Everyone is welcome, whatever impairment or disability, to get involved. We want to provide low cost golf days for people with impairments and disabilities.  Our aim is to bring together all disabled golfers, irrespective of gender, age or ability and help them enjoy the great…
  52. Practical solutions supporting disabled adults, children & older people. Disabled living, organiser of the Kidz Exhibitions, is a charity providing impartial information and advice for disabled adults, children, older people, their families and the professionals who work with them. Visit our Supplier's Directory for more…
  53. A resource for individuals with Special Needs Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills. In addition, we offer premier products including…
  54. We help those over the age of fifteen who have a physical disability which impairs their movement and their ability to perform tasks such as picking up dropped objects, opening and shutting doors, finding articles which have been mislaid, putting washing in the machine, taking…
  55. Assistance Dogs – for adults with physical disabilities (age 17+), children with physical disabilities (age 7 – 16) and children with autism (age 3-16). Assistance Dogs support adults and children with a range of disabilities, giving them practical support and more independence. Families affected by…
  56. COVID-19 Update - Please click on the link for Advice and information about the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the measures we're taking to keep the public safe. https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/c19/coronavirus-covid-19/ Find out about how Thames Valley Police support victims of domestic abuse. Weblink contains additional information such as:…
  57. CareschemeLocaloffer2 Year Old Funding30 Hours Free Childcare
    Childminder Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
    I am a registered childminder, and have been for over 20 years. I am a mother of two boys, I live with my family and  have a large garden with all kinds of toys to cover all ages.     I do go on outings daily…
    ReadingRG2
    Marcham Madhouse
  58. Remains of castle, which played an important part in the Civil War. Long range views. Exterior viewing only, at any reasonable time in daylight hours. Free. Open daily.
    Donnington CastleCastle LaneDonningtonNewburyBerkshireRG14 2LE
  59. Down's Syndrome - West Berkshire Support Group Down2Us is a registered charity set up by volunteers to support children and families with Down Syndrome in West Berkshire. Striving to provide on-hand experience and information to carers, parents and families touched by those who have Down’s…
  60. Dignity in Care
    Downshire House provides long term residential care for eight adults (18-65) with Learning Difficulties, Challenging Behaviour and Mental Disorders. The home has a spacious dining room and lounge area which leads out onto a large garden. The garden has a lawn area surrounded by flower…
    9Downshire SquareReadingRG1 6NJ
  61. The "Dying Matters" website provides advice, guidance, and resources to help you and the person you care for talk about their wishes for their end of life care. Planning ahead also makes the legal and practical consequences of illness and death much easier for everyone…
  62. Charity investigating new and effective approaches to reading problems. Focus is on visual and auditory difficulties and how diet and nutrition affects behaviour. We support clinics for research and treatment and we provide unbiased information about dyslexia. The Dyslexia Research Trust (DRT) runs a busy…
    The Dyslexia Research Trust179a Oxford RoadReadingBerkshireRG1 7UZ
  63. The Dyspraxia Foundation provides support and assistance to individuals and families affected by dyspraxia, promotes better diagnostic and treatment facilities for those who have dyspraxia, helps professionals in health and education to assist those with Dyspraxia and promotes awareness and understanding of dyspraxia.
    SG5 1EG
    Dyspraxia Foundation

Contact the Team

Family Information Service

fis@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

SEND Local Offer

localoffer@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

Adult & Carers Support

CSAAdvice.Signposting@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3747 0118 937 3747
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