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  1. Advice line available: Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10am-4pm; Wednesday & Thursday 2pm to 7.30pm
    Specialist therapy, advice, support, counselling & training for all affected by adoption & permanency. The Advice Line is available on 020 7284 5879 (London office) and 0113 230 2100 (Leeds office) and is staffed by qualified and experienced PAC-UK counsellors who can provide advice and information on all aspects of…
  2. CareschemeLocaloffer
    Academy Primary School The Palmer Academy has published their Local Offer providing information on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) This setting has signed up to offer Tax Free Childcare.  
    70Northumberland AvenueReadingBerkshireRG2 7PP
  3. CareschemeLocaloffer30 Hours Free Childcare
    Maintained Nursery Schools and Classes
    The Palmer Primary School and Nursery Class has published their Local Offer providing information on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. From September 2022 there will be 16 places available for 30 hours in the Nursery.  www.thepalmeracademy.com/parents/30-hour-funding  
    The Palmer Academy70 Northumberland AvenueReadingBerkshireRG2 7PP
  4. Open: Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sat; Closed: Sun, Mon, Fri & Bank Holidays
    All Reading libraries are open as normal, see www.reading.gov.uk/libraries for opening and information. For the latest on rhymetimes, see www.reading.gov.uk/rhymetimes Books - fiction and non-fiction, adult and children, large print Books in Hindi and Urdu Spoken word and music CDs DVDs National and local newspapers, and Daily Jang Selection…
    Palmer Park LibrarySt. Bartholomews RoadReadingRG1 3QB
  5. All Reading libraries have some opening for collections, returns and PC use. Visit www.reading.gov.uk/libraryrestart for the latest information - and https://www.youtube.com/c/ReadingCouncilNews/videos to see our story and rhyme videos. Stay safe. Rhymetime running again at Palmer Park Library Thursdays from 10.30am. Places must be bookedonline. https://www.reading.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/rhymetimes/ Song and rhyme session…
    Palmer Park LibrarySt Bartholomews RoadReadingBerkshireRG1 3QB
  6. Reading Velodrome Racing hire the cycle track from Reading Council, Palmer Park Sports Stadium (for information on track hire call Palmer Park Stadium Tel: 0118 937 5080) for the Monday evening Track League.  Please visit website or contact provider for more details. For young people Palmer…
    Reading Borough CouncilPalmer Park Sports StadiumReadingBerkshireRG6 1LF
  7. Monday - Friday 9am until 5pm
    Patient Advice and Liaison Service provides: Help to resolve problems as quickly as possible. Information about treatments and / or services. Listens to your views and helps to improve services as a result. Can put you in touch with other agencies such as independent advocacy…
    Building 1 Room 1.1.13Honey End LaneTilehurstReadingBerkshireRG30 4EJ
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  8. Our FREE PANDAS Helpline is available from 11am-10pm
    Pandas Foundation (Pre And PostNatal Depression Advice and Support)  Offer hope, empathy and support for every parent or network affected by perinatal mental illness.  "Our FREE PANDAS Helpline is available from 11am-10pm every day. Our dedicated volunteer team are on hand to offer support and advice,…
  9. Courts available for public hire when not in use by the club.
    Pangbourne Tennis Club members enjoy social and competitive tennis, participating in the Newbury league and playing on 3 courts in pleasant surroundings. The club has a thriving junior section and many benefit from the coaching sessions. Check our Calendar on the website to see when…
    Recreation GroundPangbourneREADINGBerkshireRG8
  10. PANS (paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric syndrome) and PANDAS (paediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric syndrome associated with strep) are devastating neuropsychiatric conditions that are currently poorly recognised, diagnosed and supported both medically and in schools.   One estimate suggests that up to 1 in 200 children suffer from this condition.   Resources for parents including diagnostic criteria and details of local…
  11. HOPELineUK Mon to Fri 9am - 10pm; Weekends 2pm to 10pm; Bank Holiday 2pm to 10pm
    Support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults. If you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide, please contcact the help line.
    Lineva House,28-32 Milner StreetWarringtonCheshireWA5 1AD
    https://www.papyrus-uk.org/
  12. Helpline: Every day 9am-12am (mindnight)
    HOPELineUK is a specialist telephone helpline service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about themselves or anyone who is concerned about a young person They…
    2 BanksideCrosfield StreetWarringtonWA1 1UP
  13. Localoffer
    Parenting Special Children We provide specialist support for Berkshire Families who have children + young people with special needs. Parenting Special Children’s mission is to provide specialist parenting support to parents and carers of children and young people with Special Needs, so that they can…
    Arcade11 Glebe RoadReadingRG2 7AG
    Parenting Special Children
  14. Localoffer
    term time, school hours
    Parenting Special Children’s Sleep Service is provided by our team of practitioners including our highly specialist Sleep Practitioners. The service offers a range of advice, support and training to parent/carers of children and teenagers with additional needs. We also provide information and workshops for families…
    11Glebe RoadReadingBerkshireRG2 7AG
  15. Localoffer
    Part-time, term-time. If meeting up, mutually convenient time arranged
    Diagnosis Support and Helpline Service The Diagnosis Support & Helpline Service offers one to one support, signposting and information to families who have recently received a diagnosis for their child/young person or are awaiting an assessment. This service can support parent/carers in a variety of…
    The Arcade11 Glebe RoadReadingBerkshireRG2 7AG
  16. Parenting Special Children offers a number of topic-based workshops and conferences to professionals working with children and young people with special needs at very competitive prices. We offer the following Workshops: Autism Workshop for Practitioners ADHD Workshop for Practitioners Trauma & Attachement Workshops for Practitioners…
    11Glebe RoadReadingRG2 7AG
  17. PACT (www.pactcharity.org) helps hundreds of troubled families every year through inspirational and award-winning services across Reading and Berkshire. PACT helps parents to make the best life for their children, especially those from more troubled backgrounds. PACT supports vulnerable children and families through: Alana House -…
    7South StreetReadingRG1 4QS
  18. St Peter’s Church, just above Caversham Court, is a gathered church with a focus on liturgy and learning seeking to grow by welcoming people through the church doors. St John the Baptist Church, on Gosbrook Road, is a neighbourhood church with a focus on ‘community ministry’, seeking to…
    59Church StreetCavershamReadingBerkshireRG4 8AX
  19. Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm
    Parity for Disability provides vital services for people aged 18+ with multiple disabilities in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and beyond. The people who use our learning-based day services continue their development through all kinds of academic, social, living and recreational activities. They spend time at one of…
    94 Whetstone RoadCoveFarnboroughHantsGU14 9SX
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  20. Wednesdays, 10.00 - 12.00 - 1½ hr weekly sessions during term time
    We are Park 60s+, a fun, happy, supportive group of ladies and gentlemen who meet Wednesdays in term time at Park Church between 10.15 and 11.45. We exercise, learn fun routines to keep our bodies physically fit, toned, stretched, mobilised, safe and our minds challenged…
    Palmer Park AveWokingham RoadReadingBerkshireRG6 1DN
  21. CareschemeLocaloffer2 Year Old Funding30 Hours Free Childcare
    Day nursery Monday to Friday 07:30 - 18:00
      Park Day Nursery is situated in a large Victorian house close to central Reading and Earley. The nursery stretches across four storeys enabling us to have a dedicated pre-school classroom (Badgers); a dedicated sleep room for our under 2s (Dormice) and art (Hedgehogs), physical development (Foxes) and sensory…
    8College RoadREADINGBerkshireRG6 1QB
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  22. Your Local Hydrotherapy Swimming Pool Swimming Lessons All Ages Baby & Toddler Groups Hydrotherapy Sessions Aqua-Natal Classes Aquafitness Exercises Private Family Swim Birthday Parties, Hen-dos Sauna, Massage Therapy Pool size 7.5m x 4m, depth 1m35cm - Water temperature +33 - +35 C Wheelchair access, steps…
    57Honey End LaneReadingRG30 4EL
  23. Mondays during term time
    Contact group directly, to check they are running. Toddler group open on Monday mornings from 9.30-11.15am for parents/carers, grandparents with young children from 0-4 years. Toys & games, singing and refreshments in a warm and friendly environment.  Park Toddler Group has just restarted since COVID lockdowns…
    Palmer Park AvenueReadingRG6 1DN
    Park URC
  24. Open all week
    Situated on the outskirts of Reading in Berkshire within easy distance of the M4-Junction 10 (329M) and on a direct bus route from the town centre (No 17). There are 3 main halls and 3 meeting rooms for hire, all ground floor rooms have disabled…
    Palmer Park AvenuePalmer Park AvenueREADINGBerkshireRG6 1DN
    Park URC
  25. Parkside care home offers comfortable nursing and residential care for anyone over 18. Short stay options are also available if you’re in need of recovery or some respite. The home is also able to offer palliative and Parkinson’s care.The purpose-built home is spacious, bright and…
    Parkside RoadReadingBerkshireRG30 2DP
  26. Monday-Friday; 10am - 5pm
    Parkview is a large, detached house registered for eight adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities, multiple disabilities and associated complex needs. The home is ideally situated just opposite a large park in the middle of Tilehurst village, just two miles away from Reading town centre.…
    1Armour RoadTilehurstReadingRG31 6EX
  27. Parsley Box – cupboard stored tasty meals- no need for a fridge or freezer. Order online for delivery to your home. Parsley Box meals take just minutes to heat through.  The options include Mediterranean and Asian ranges. https://www.parsleybox.com/  Call for free: 0800 612 7225
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    Childminder Monday to Friday before & after school care; drop off 7.30am, pick up 6.15pm
    Caversham Heights based childminder offering a flexible service, providing a child focused caring and fun environment. Before and after school care for children attending The Heights Primary School and Caversham Primary School. I have a spacious, comfortable, family orientated and child friendly home.  I provide early…
    CavershamReadingBerkshireRG4
  29. Adventure, inspiration and learning - Path Hill Outdoors                    Path Hill Outdoors offers exciting, innovative experiences for young people; focusing on learning in the outdoors We work with young people who find mainstream education challenging and need a different approach to re-engage in learning. We also…
    Path Hill FarmGoring HeathReadingBerkshireRG8 7RE
  30. A guide to help Patient and Participation Group (PPG) members support their GP practices in encouraging patients to sign up for GP Online Services. The guide - Patient Participation Groups: What you need to know about GP Online Services gives ideas and tips that PPG members can use…
  31. Patient Transport Service UK - Non Emergency Ambulance Services offers Private Ambulance Hire and Patient Transport Services to transfer stretcher bound, wheelchair or walk-on patients to and from hospital, doctor or clinic appointments. We are a well established private ambulance service based in NW London…
    2Hampstead House176 Finchley RoadLondonNW3 6BT
  32. CareschemeLocaloffer2 Year Old Funding30 Hours Free Childcare
    Childminder Monday to Thursday 7am - 7pm
      Outside of normal working hours negotiable. NVQ qualified, BA (hons) in Childen's Development and Learning, 28 years experience in childminding and as a nursery manager. Paediatric first aid qualification. Up to date safeguarding training. Completed the Reading Quality Award (RQIA) in January 2013. School…
    CavershamReadingBerkshireRG4
  33. First Tuesday of the month
    Pavilion Book Club first Tuesday of the month, 10-11am. Free tea and coffee. Open to anyone who enjoys reading. A book is chosen at each meeting for the next month. If you would like to meet someone before coming please contact Jackie on the email…
    143-145Oxford RoadReadingBerksRG1 7UY
  34. Fridays: Beginners 10am-11.30am; Intermediate 1pm-2pm
    To find out more, or book a place, please contact email:pavilionenglishschool@gmail.com  The class runs on Friday mornings at 10am. The Pavilion English School teaches English language skills for speakers of other languages. The classes run during school term time and are free. No need to…
    Lifespring Church, 143-145Oxford RoadReadingRG1 7UY
  35. An online platform to help people, family, friends and carers make more informed decisions about arrangements and funding for long term care.
  36. Please ring for appointment details
    Pedicures are now available at the Warehouse, Kings Road, from professional pedicurists. Unfortunately the treatments are not suitable for those with diabetes. Mini pedicure- anti-septic spray, toenail trim and shape £8.50 Full pedicure- foot soak, hard skin removal, toenail trim and shape, removed dead cuticle,…
    Wycliffe Baptist Church, 233Kings RoadNewtownReadingBerkshireRG1 4LS
  37. Dignity in Care
    Pembroke Care is a family-run care facility providing a range of residential care homes and retirement homes in Reading, Berkshire. This includes our fully registered residential care home for the elderly which specialises in care for dementia - Pembroke Lodge. All of our facilities are…
    32Alexandra RoadReadingBerkshireRG1 5PF
    Pembroke Care Home Reading
  38. Free and impartial government guidance to help you understand what you can do with your pension pot. Speak to a trained specialists over the phone or face to face to help you make an informed decision. You should be aged 50 or over and have…
  39. We provide accommodation, professional services and support for adults from the age of 18 to 65 who present with mental health needs, autism and learning disabilities.
    146Southcote LaneReadingRG30 3AF
  40. Peppard House is registered for seven adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities and associated complex needs. It is a large, detached house of considerable character, close to Caversham Village and the River Thames, with Reading town centre just one mile away. The accommodation is…
    45Woodcote RoadCavershamReadingRG4 7BB
  41. Mon - Sun
    We offer a person centered approach when it comes to home help where the person we support always comes first. Covering Reading , Winnersh , Wokingham,  Wargrave  OUR SERVICES - One to one support - Shopping - Outings - Doctors Appointments - Companionship/ befriending - Helping with…
    1 Bob Green CourtREADINGBerkshireRG2 8UE
  42. Information phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am until 6pm. Emergency lines open 24/7 365.
    Personal Alarm Watch is the highest rated alarm service in the UK. They provide a unique personal alarm for the elderly that with the press of a button can get you emergency help anywhere you go.  Unlike traditional Lifeline Alarms or Telecare which only works inside your home,…
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  43. Telecare customers are supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    SECOM CareTech is a telecare provider that supplies monitored personal alarms to elderly and vulnerable people across the UK. Care Hub (£17.89 per month) The Care Hub package is designed for those who need extra support at home. With a 300-metre signal range, it can…
    52 Godstone Rd, Kenley CR8 5JFGodstone Rd,KenleyCR8 5JF
  44. Sundays
    P&R is a small friendly hockey club in Reading offering competitive hockey at a variety of levels. We currently field 3 mens teams and 3 ladies teams, whilst our thriving junior section fields teams in the under-14’s, under-16’s and under-18’s age groups. Contact the club…
    University Of Reading Sports ParkShinfield RoadWhiteknightsReadingBerkshireRG6 6UR
  45. CareschemeLocaloffer30 Hours Free Childcare
    Day nursery
      The family run Pine Rivers Kindergarten has provided exceptional childcare since 1971. Our large spacious building has plenty of character and large rooms that give a light airy feeling and provide lots of space in which our children can play, learn and develop.  …
    5Western Elms AvenueReadingBerkshireRG30 2AL
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  46. Third Sunday in the month (March to October)
    We are open  1:30pm to 4pm (last train departure) on the 'third Sunday of the month from March to October. We do not take bookings, but our trains depart every few minutes.  
    Pinewood Leisure CentreOld Wokingham RoadWokinghamBerkshireRG40 3AQ
    Steam train rides
  47. The office is open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm
    We offer a range of reminders and pill dispensers suitable for the merely forgetful to those with significant cognitive impairment. Pivotell® automatic pill dispensers are widely used by Health and Social Care professionals as part of a care package for vulnerable older people and those…
  48. Specialist nursing care to people with progressive neurological conditions with complex health care needs, acquired brain and spinal injuries and those needing some rehabilitation/therapy to reach their optimum level and quality of independent life.
    1 Sherwood Place153 Sherwood DriveBletchleyMilton KeynesMK3 6RT
  49. 24 hours/7 days a week
    Providing support at home and in the community. OUTREACH SUPPORT Providing children and adults with support in the community and/or at your home SUPPORT WITH ACCOMMODATION (Our Group homes) Providing accommodation and support within a group home for adults (over 18) We aim to provide support…
    WoodleyReadingBerkshireRG4 5BT
  50. "This is the first register, for Play Therapists, accredited under a Programme set up in 2012 by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament. This means that members of the public and employers can choose a Play Therapist, a…
  51. CareschemeLocaloffer2 Year Old Funding30 Hours Free Childcare
    Day nursery
    ADD a little bit of love, fun, passion, imagination and put it all in one place. You Get PlayDay.  We are a small independent run nursery for children aged 3 months - 5 yeas old on Hemdean Road in Caversham. Following “in the moment" sessions,…
    100Hemdean RoadCavershamReadingBerkshireRG4 7SD
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  52. Tuesdays 10-11am
    Come along and join in our fun and friendly sessions, this session will encourage your children to become more independent and develop social skills playing alongside others.
    Sun StreetReadingRG1 3JX
    Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC)

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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