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  1. Fairview Youth & Community Centre is a newly built community centre that is closely linked with Civitas Academy – a local community school. It is a single storey; open plan building that is fully accessible. The Centre is primarily run as a venue for hire…
    90b Great Knolly's StreetReadingBerkshireRG1 7HL
    Fairview Youth and Community Centre
  2. 28th March - 1st November
    A Sensory Wonderland Fairytale Farm is the first family farm attraction where everything is designed around the needs of children with sensory, learning and physical disabilities, but which can be enjoyed by children without disabilities too. A truly inclusive experience. Come and have fun - everything…
    SouthcombeChipping NortonOxfordshireOX7 5QH
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  3. Our Helpline is available from 9am - 10pm Monday - Friday and from 10am - 3pm at weekends.
    Families Need Fathers is a national organisation with local support groups. See Families Need Fathers - Thames Valley. "FNF is a charity chiefly concerned with supporting all parents, dads, mums and grandparents to have personal contact and meaningful relationships with children following parental separation. We…
  4. Family Action has small grants available for medical treatment, services, facilities or equipment (including communication aids) for those who are sick or physically disabled. Supporting evidence is required from a relevant professional. There is also a general grants program which can meet needs such as…
    24Angel GateCity RoadLondonEC1V 2PT
  5. Tuesday 9am-11.30am Southcote CC; Friday 10am-12pm Sun Street CC
    Come and meet our Family Employment Advisor, who is ready to help you with anything work related. We can help with starting and returning to work, finding courses, training, employment, cvs and interview techniques. We can introduce you to employers that have vacancies, offer advice…
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  6. Monday to Friday, 9:30am-5pm
    Family Fund supports families living across the UK who are who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person up to the age of 17. Our support is focused on those on low incomes with a child/children who have a high level…
  7. Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm
    The Family Holiday Charity is the only national charity dedicated to providing British seaside breaks and day trips for families struggling with some of the toughest challenges life can bring, such as illness, bereavement or disability. They offer those families in difficult circumstancesa much needed…
    3Ginsford StreetLondonSE1 2NE
  8. Localoffer
    Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm Rated 5 out of 5 (1 rating)
      Looking for childcare? Want to know if you can get help paying for childcare? Want activities to do with your children? Looking for children and family services? FIS is a FREE impartial information, advice and guidance service for 0 - 25 year olds, delivered…
    Reading Borough Council, Civic OfficesBridge StreetReadingRG1 2LU
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  9. Supporting adult family members via telephone, text, email and web chat. Provides a listening ear, answer particular parenting questions or help with guidance around more complex issues. All support takes place via telephone, text message or email and is free. Freephone 0808 802 6666 Text:…
  10. Helpline: Mon-Fri 9am to 9pm; Sat-Sun 10am to 3pm
    Bullying UK part of the charity FamilyLives, information and advice available on all aspects of bullying including: cyber bullying, general bullying advice, advice for parents / schools and bullying at work. Telephone help line for parents, live chat and email response.
    Broadway House 15-17The BroadwayHatfieldHertfordshireAL9 5HZ
  11. Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm
    Supporting the families and friends of people sent to prison through difficult times. We can help anyone who is being affected by someone they care about going to prison or continuing to commit serious offences. This could be a partner, child, parent, other family members…
    Manor FarmAston SandfordAylesburyBuckinghamshireHP17 8JB
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  12. Help line Monday to Friday 9.30 am - 3pm
    Family Rights Group is a charity that works with parents in England and Wales, whose children are in need, at risk or in the care system and with members of the wider family who are raising children unable to live at home. “We advise parents,…
    18-22Ashwin StreetLondonE8 3DL
  13. Localoffer
    Mon - Fri, limited on Sat
    FarmBuddies, a Not For Profit Social Enterprise, acts as a Community Connector arranging for accompanied individuals or small groups with any additional need, aged 9-90, to visit a farm in their local area one day a week to do a variety of regular farm jobs…
    TreetopsLongmoor RoadGreathamLissHampshireGU33 6AW
  14. Localoffer
    Open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm
    The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust (FTCT) gives financial grants to children (up to 18 years) where one or more parent/carer works in the UK fashion and textile industry- for at least one year within the last 9 years.  A grant is a financial donation which doesn't…
    11Belgrave RoadLondonLondonSW1V 1RB
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  15. National information centre on fatherhood to help harness the full potential of fatherhood with news, training information, policy updates, research summaries and guides for supporting fathers and their families. Becoming Dad is our guide for expectant and new fathers, launched in November 2021 by the Fatherhood…
    Fatherhood InstituteUnit 1, Warren CourtyardSavernakeMarlboroughWiltshireSN8 3UU
  16. Every Friday - 10 am til noon
    Looking for friendship or company? Need a break or to put your feet up with a newspaper? Play a game, craft or chatter away… Feel Good Friday offers a space for you to come and meet with others over refreshments in a warm friendly atmosphere. …
    26 School RoadReadingRG31 5AN
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  17. FMS (fibromyalgia (fi-bro-my-Al-juh) syndrome) is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder for which the cause is still unknown. Fibromyalgia means pain in the fibrous tissues in the body. Most patients with fibromyalgia say that they ache all over. Their muscles may feel like they…
  18. Thursday's Term Time
    Support groups for parent carers who have children with additional needs. Support for parents/carers with children who have a diagnosis or awaiting a diagnosis of ASC/ADHD/ANXIETY/SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER. Thursday mornings 10.30am until 12noon at The Weller Community Centre, Amersham Road, RG4 5NA Friday mornings 10am-11.30am…
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  19. Carescheme
    Childminder
    I have a daughter who is 9 and I have been Childminding for 15 years.  My aim is to provide a loving caring, homely and supportive environment in order to encourage children to develop their individual ability - through play, music, fun and social contact. NVQ…
    CavershamReadingBerkshireRG4
  20. Mon to Fri 10am - 6pm Information Line
    First4Adoption is the dedicated information service for people interested in adopting a child in England. They give clear and impartial information about adopting.   Their website has helpful information on the adoption process and what it is like to be an adoptive parent. All the information…
    49Mecklenburgh SquareLondonWC1N 2QA
  21. First aid champions is a website resource produced by the Red Cross, packed full of learning activities for 5 to 18 year olds. From films and photos to role plays and quizzes there’s something for everyone. To help you get started on the website they…
  22. Carescheme
    Out of School Care
      Welcome to First Class Learning Centre Reading Central. We support children and adults in the local community with both maths and English tuitions. Students of all ages attend our study centre at The Warehouse, Cumberland Road, in RG1 3LB. We cater for learners from…
    1aCumberland RoadReadingRG1 3LB
  23. What do we do?  First Days reduces the long term effect of poverty on children by equipping them with the essential items they need for their early years and at school. We believe children should be safe in their home and out and about, be confident in school and have…
    9Molly Millars LaneWokinghamRG41 2QZ
  24. FirstStop is led by the charity Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) working in partnership with other national and local organisations. FirstStop Advice is an independent, free service offering advice and information for older people, their families and carers about housing and care options. It is led…
  25. Every Tuesday 7-8pm
    Here at Fit2thebeat we pride ourselves on offering fun, high-quality, reasonably-priced fitness classes for all fitness levels, ages and abilities. Classes include Fitsteps ( Latin and Ballroom dance fitness), Cardio Dance Mix ( dance fitness using styles from all over the world), Aqua aerobics and…
    205Southcote LaneSouthcoteReadingBerkshireRG30 3AX
  26. Five A Day Market Garden is a not-for-profit community-supported project which aims to engage the community by: Producing and selling naturally-grown fruit and vegetables; Running a variety of educational courses, one-off workshops and ongoing projects throughout the year, in subjects including fruit, vegetable and floral…
    The StreetEnglefieldReadingRG7 5EL
  27. Flair is a traditional home help service providing assistance with housework, shopping, laundry & ironing, companionship, check calls, outings, and one-off cleans. We offer continuity by sending the same member of staff (where possible) to each client, and offer a transport service to take you…
  28. CareschemeLocaloffer2 Year Old Funding30 Hours Free Childcare
    Day nursery Open Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm
    Fledglings Lodge is situated on the edge of Arthur Newbery Park in Tilehurst. The nursery serves the immediate community, has disabled access and the building was fully reburbished in 2019. The nursery is open Monday to Friday 08:00am to 18:00pm 51 weeks of the year.…
    51 Armour Hill,TilehurstReadingBerksRG31 6JP
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  29. Dignity in Care
    First Wednesday of the month 10am -12pm
    Florence House is a Nursing Home providing 24 hour Residential Care for individuals with Nursing, Dementia and End of Life Care needs. We welcome visitors to our Coffee Mornings to view the Home and speak to staff and residents of the Home. Previously known as…
    16-22Westcote RoadReadingBerkshireRG30 2DE
  30. food4families - getting Reading growing. Food4families is a RISC program which develops community based food-growing projects where local people across Reading can learn how to grow their own food together. For more information on their various projects and activities visit their website.   
  31. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm
    Foodshare is a project run at Wycliffe Baptist Church.   There is usually some perfectly good fresh food that Supermarkets are unable to sell at the end of each day.  We do not want this food to go to waste, so it is collected and distributed…
    Wycliffe Baptist Church233 Kings RoadReadingBerkshireRG1 4LS
  32. Various venues - contact provider for details. Caters for all ages. Games on Sundays. Includes girls teams. Visit website for more information and to contact the club. New player email: newplayers@cavershamafc.co.uk U5-U8 Saturdays at Highdown School, visit website for more details.
    Clayfield CopseCaversham Park RoadCavershamReadingRG4 6AA
  33. 10:30am - 12 noon, 1st Friday of every month
    A social group for anyone passionate about football! Come along, enjoy some light refershments and make new friends with similar interests. Open to all adults.
    Junction 11, M4ReadingRG2 0FL
  34. CareschemeLocaloffer30 Hours Free Childcare
    Day nursery Monday to Friday 08:00 - 18:00
    Forbury Gardens Day Nursery is an Ofsted rated Good, privately run, high quality, professional childcare service catering in the main for working parents in the Reading area, accommodating children from three months to five years of age.  It is open Monday to Friday throughout the year (except…
    Forbury Gardens Day NurseryAbbots WalkReadingBerkshireRG1 3HW
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  35. Forestcare control centre is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Appointments can be booked Monday to Friday 9.00 to 17.00 + Saturday 9.00 to 13.00.
    Lifeline Alarms Forestcare is Bracknell Forest Council’s emergency response telecare service. We install and monitor a range of telecare and assistive technology services in people's homes. All demonstrations & installations are free. All you pay is a rental fee for the lifeline alarm unit and…
    Unit BMallard HouseCookham RdBracknellBerksRG12 1RB
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  36. Wednesday 10.00am-11.00am
    These classes are specifically designed for the seniors and less able members of our community. If you are committed to moving and staying strong then this is the yoga class for you. Along with the specially design yoga asanas, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques I have…
    Amners FarmAmners Farm RoadBurghfieldReadingBerkshireRG30 3UE
  37. Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm
    Fosterline is a free, confidential helpline and interactive website which is delivered by FosterTalk and funded by the Department of Education for England. Fosterline provides confidential, impartial, advice information and signposting on the broad range of issues of concern to foster carers and those interested…
  38. Thursdays - 1:30 pm to 4 pm
    Rosetta Life delivers workshops for recovery and wellbeing in Reading for those recovering from stroke and those living with parkinsons, dementia and other neurological disabilities.  We would love you to come along and join us for these free sessions, no experience needed, just turn up…
    21 South StreetReadingRG1 4QU
  39. Monday to Sunday - 8am to 10pm
    Dear Albert is a peer-led, Recovery focused social enterprise specialising in helping people resolve substance use issues. We have links with peer support fellowships such as Smart Recovery, ACT PR and 12 Steps. We work in close collaboration with statutory funded drug and alcohol agencies,…
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  40. We can visit you at home and carry out thorough eye health checks including spectacle prescription, screening for Glaucoma, Cataracts, Macula Degeneration, as well as systematic disorders such as Diabetes and blood pressure. We conduct thorough and professional NHS eye examinations, in your home, free of charge…
    Suite AAstraVicarage LaneSendSurreyGU23 7JN
    Community Care Opticians - eye tests at home
  41. Last Friday of the month
    This session aims to give anyone new to and curious about mindfulness an introduction. Or for those wishing to take some time out of their busy lives, this is an opportunity to practice mindfulness in a supportive way, learn more about it through their experience…
  42. 7 days a week and out of hours service
    Offering face to face and online support. We offer one to one support to individuals wishing to quit smoking in Reading. Support include: Pregnancy support Carbon monoxide testing Quit Bella App 24/7 support Advice on NRT (patches gum etc..) and much more... Our specially trained advisors…
    Headley RoadReadingRG5 4JA
  43. Every Friday from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
    Every Friday lunch time Caversham Baptist Church opens it’s doors to the community, for lunch. Come along between 12.15 pm and 1.30 pm for a fantastic three course lunch which won’t break the bank, and have an opportunity to meet your friends or to make new ones…
    South StreetCavershamRG4 8HY
  44. Fridays
    Recovery Group on a Friday at 2pm at the Pavilion to provide support and encouragement for those in recovery and for those currently still in addiction but seeking help to change their lifestyle, 12 week course. Anybody is welcome to drop in.
    Lifespring Church, 143-145Oxford RoadReadingRG1 7UY
  45. Community Fridge is open Wednesday to Friday. Offer a selection of free fresh and non-perishable food. This is a drop-in service with no referral needed to attend. Wednesday 12PM to 1PM Thursday 6PM to 7PM Friday 6PM to 7PM Also run toiletries and clothing services…
    24Great Knollys StreetReadingRG1 7HL
  46. Home Help - We help Clients with their everyday life in their own surroundings.  We serve the community of Reading and Wokingham and surrounding areas. Fully accredited by Wokingham Borough Council. Our services range from home help,  which is vital everyday for some and for…
    Friendly Faces
  47. Twice yearly. Friday evenings alternating with Saturday afternoons.
    Aims: 1) To encourage preservation of the Abbey ruins 2) To make known information about the life and history of the Abbey 3) To prevent inappropriate building development in the vicinity of the Abbey. Members receive a regular newsletter.
    The Silverthorne RoomBlagrave StreetREADINGBerkshireRG1 1QH
  48. To create a place of development (POD) for children with special educational needs, English as an additional language, and those who struggle with emotional regulation, based at Redlands Primary School to mitigate the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on children’s ability to create basic…
    Lydford Road,ReadingRG1 5QH
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  49. We work to support older people, especially those in need due to isolation or poverty. We can offer pensioners in Bracknell, Wokingham and Reading, Berkshire grants towards home essentials, including mobility adaptations, and digital connections. The money could also be used to cover unexpected bills…
  50. 2pm-4pm
    Friends Together is a great chance to get together with your friends and neighbours for a chat, meeting on the third Thursday of each month, from 2pm-4pm at the Tilehurst United Reformed Church. The club breaks for summer during August. There are guest speakers at…
    Armour RoadTilehurstBerkshireRG31 6HN
  51. Any day and time
    Froggle Parties provides children's entertainers for any age and any occaion - Birthdays, wedding, christenings, family get togethers, fun socail occasions, nursery or school entertainment.  We have heaps of kids party packages to choose from with activities can include comdey magic, games, dancing, puppetry, balloon…
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  52. Open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm
    At Frontier Support we’ve been providing specialist help and support to vulnerable adults in London and the South East since 2006. Our clients have a variety of needs including Learning Disabilities, Autism, Aspergers, Epilepsy, Mental & Physical Health issues and Challenging Behaviour. We provide domiciliary…
    27-29Brighton RoadSouth Croydon
  53. FunTech was established in 1996 by Sheineez and Philip Barber with the intention to create a local ‘tech’ school to teach children and teenagers cutting-edge tech skills. And today, we continue to pioneer the latest educational technologies, such as FunTech Virtual - our tutor-led virtual…
    103High StreetMaidenheadSL6 1JX
  54. Carescheme
    Out of School Care
    After School Club & Breakfast Club is run by Funky Fidgets If you would like to inquire about availability - please contact 07506357522 (from 7:30 - 8.20 and 15:00 - 18:00) email Funkyfidgetsasc@gmail.com or collect an application pack from the school office For children attending St Michaels Primary School. This…
    St. Michaels Primary SchoolDee RoadTilehurstReadingRG30 4AS
  55. Carescheme30 Hours Free Childcare
    Out of School Care
    Funtastic Kids: Dependable childcare in a safe environment.   We are an Ofsted registered childcare provider and run high-quality Wrap Around Care clubs at multiple primary schools across Berkshire.  Proudly supporting families at Whitley Park Primary School for 5+ years. Activities at our Breakfast &…
    Whitley Park Primary & Nursery SchoolBrixham RoadReadingRG2 7RB
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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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