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  1. RABBLE theatre are a multi-award winning professional theatre company based here in Reading. They’ve become well known for their productions that focus on Reading’s history and take place inside the actual buildings that the events took place in. Recently, in order to ensure that everyone…
  2. CareschemeLocaloffer30 Hours Free Childcare
    Childminder Monday to Thursday 7.30am - 6pm
      Ofsted Register - Rated Good, £6.00per hr (includes food, nappies and outings). Available for 2 and 3 year old funding. I can look after children from birth to school age. I pick up from Alfred Sutton Primary in Reading. This setting has signed up to offer…
    ReadingRG6
  3. The Radar National Key Scheme key offers disabled people independent access to the 9,000 accessible locked toilets around the country. Providers of disabled toilets fit Radar locks to ensure their facilities are in good condition. The scheme has been adopted by 400+ local authorities and…
  4. Homecare agency Specialisms/services Eating disorders, Learning disabilities, Mental health conditions, Personal care, Physical disabilities, Sensory impairments, Substance misuse problems Caring for children (0 - 18yrs) Caring for adults under 65 yrs Caring for adults over 65 yrs We provide: Outreach Sitting Service 1:1 for Young…
    2Windsor SquareSilver StreetReadingRG1 2TH
  5. RBC: Home Care and Support Framework (HCSF) Provider: Gold Standard Supported living Specialisms/services Eating disorders, Learning disabilities, Mental health conditions, Personal care, Physical disabilities, Sensory impairments, Substance misuse problems Caring for children (0 - 18yrs) Caring for adults under 65 yrs Caring for adults over…
    2Windsor SquareSilver StreetReadingRG1 2TH
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    2nd & 4th Saturday of the month
    The RAFT Club (Reading Autism Families Together) Eligibility criteria:  ASD children aged between 5 and 12 who are verbal, toilet-trained and do not need 1:1 level of care and would benefit from a play setting to encourage their social interaction and motor skills as well as…
    The Avenue SchoolThe Avenue Centre, Conwy CloseTilehurstReadingBerkshireRG30 4BZ
    The RAFT Club
  7. The Rahab project works with women that are affected or potentially could be or have been affected by sexual exploitation, Our work in Reading has enabled us to reach out to many vulnerable and hard to reach people across the town with many positive outcomes achieved.…
    90London StreetReadingRG1 4SJ
  8. Support is generally available from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm, frequency and duration depending on family choice and needs.
    Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life-threatening or terminal illness, this includes children with complex disabilities that are life-threatending, are eligible and referrals can come from any source. We enable families to manage everyday life while…
    Cassini CourtRandalls WayLeatherheadKT22 7TW
    Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
  9. Carescheme
    Childminder Monday to Thursday 7.30am - 6pm Rated 5 out of 5 (1 rating)
    I have previously worked as a pre-school teacher, and in the Police force, references available. NVQ 3 qualification in childcare, as well as several other qualifications. I have 2 older children of my own. Also experienced with looking after twins. I have been childminding for…
    Caversham HeightsReadingRG4
  10. CareschemeLocaloffer30 Hours Free Childcare
    Maintained Nursery Schools and Classes
    Ranikhet Primary School has published their Local Offer providing information on Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Morning and afternoon sessions, from September 2021, will be offering 30 hours childcare to eligible families.  
    Ranikhet Primary SchoolSpey RoadTilehurstReadingBerkshireRG30 4ED
  11. Free, rapid, discreet, HIV testing. We offer a finger-prick test that uses a drop of blood to give results in 60 seconds. With every test you will have a pre and post test discussion with our trained staff, talk over any issues or questions you…
  12. Saturday mornings during term time from 9:30am
    Razzamataz Reading opened in September 2016 and is the perfect place for boys and girls aged 4 to 18 to learn about the performing arts. Our sessions cover street dance, pop singing, musical theatre and drama. We offer performance opportunites and workshops in addition to…
    61-63Bath RoadReadingRG30 2BB
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  13. One Sunday afternoon per month.
    Re-engage is dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people through face to face contact. We have been doing this for 50 years.  We aim to do this by organising monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people (aged 75+)…
    BerkshireReading & WoodleyRG
  14. "Reach Every Generation exists to shape a better future for tomorrow's generation, winning back those caught up in gang culture. To do this, we equip the people on the frontline working with young people and their families..." Services include: Consultation sessions for organisations working with…
  15. ReachOut (LGBTQ+) Club We are now running face to face  Age 13-18 year old only. The club is held every Wednesday, in a town-centre location, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, and provides a safe space for young people to come along, participate in fun activities and…
    Reading Borough Council, Civic OfficesBridge StreetReadingRG1 2LU
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  16.   ReadiBus is a specialist transport service for people with restricted mobility and who would otherwise have great difficulty in getting out and about. ReadiBus' principal service is a dial-a-ride door- to-door, fully accessible, assisted bus service for people who cannot use, or have great difficulty…
    Cradock RoadReadingRG2 0JT
  17. Every Sunday evening 8.00 pm - 10.30pm.
    We meet on Sunday evenings 8:00 - 10:30    We have a mix of Guest Nights with National and International performers and Singers/Theme Nights where everyone has a chance to perform if they wish.   The club is open to all and newcomers are made very welcome.          
    Watlington House44, Watlington StreetReadingRG1 4RJ
  18. The association owns or leases extensive waters in the region for the benefit of members of its 37 affiliated clubs. Organises junior training programmes for the summer holiday period. Some day ticket-single venue permit water available.
    Downing RoadTilehurstREADINGBerkshireRG31 5BB
  19. Third Friday of the month except January, February, June, July and August.
    Since its foundation in 1931 the Reading and District Welsh Society has provided a focus for those who live in the area who have a love of Wales and Welsh things. The Society provides a focus for its members to discuss Welsh culture and the…
    Church RoadEarleyREADINGBerkshireRG6 1EY
    Reading Welsh Society
  20. New service for unpaid carers • Get support to help you in your caring role• Find local services and sources of help• Look after your health and wellbeing• Connect with other carers• Understand your rights• Carers Assessments for Reading-based carers Information, advice and support services…
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  21. Reading Adult Contact Team it the first line of contact for people wishing to access adult social care services for older people and adults with disabilities. We can: Offer Information and advice about local organisations who may be able to give you the support you…
  22. The Reading Advice Network (RAN) is a membership organisation comprised of currently (in 2019) fourteen Information and Advice agencies operating in and around Reading. Our members provide a range of support for citizens of Reading, from: Signposting to the relevant service or support Providing basic…
    Reading Advice Network
  23. Sunday 3:00pm
    Wycliffe hosts the Reading Africa Fellowship, an independent fellowship established to support Africans from all walks of life that live in Reading. In association with ACRE (Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality): http://www.acre-reading.org/
    Wycliffe Baptist Church, 233Kings RoadNewtownReadingBerkshireRG1 4LS
  24. Winter: October - April 7:45pm every alternate Wednesday, Summer - a programme of garden visits.
    The promotion and advancment of the Science and Practice of Horticulture.  This takes the form of a wide variety of gardening talks in the winter, plant sales and summer outings to a varied range of gardens, large and small.
    Hemdean RoadCavershamReadingBerkshireRG4 7RA
  25. Winter (Oct-Mar) first and third Tuesday of the month at 19:45. Various events in summer.
    Lectures are held from Oct-March on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Village Hall. Guided walks are held from March/April onwards on Saturdays/Sundays, usually about 4-5 miles. There is also a Wednesday walk once a month. We visit BBONT reserves, have…
    PangbourneRG8 7AN
  26. Covering the needs of Reading's visually impaired residents. Our Outreach team can help you understand what is happening with your sight and assist you in continuing to live your life to the full. We’ll work with you in the way that works for you. We…
    Reading Association For The BlindWalford HallReadingBerkshireRG1 7JS
  27. Please check our Programme for dates and times
    The Reading Astronomical Society was founded in 1972 to help promote amateur astronomy in the Reading area. The Society runs a main and an astrobasics section and maintains a membership of around 100 members. The society is affiliated to the British Astronomical Association and is…
    Church RoadEarleyREADINGBerkshireRG6 1EY
    Reading Astronomical Society
  28. Junior Club for school years 4 & 5 on Sunday mornings between March & October. The sessions are run by qualified coaches. The children learn to develop their running, jumping and throwing skills, leading to the 10 yr olds competing in some non-scoring league events…
    Reading Borough CouncilWokingham RoadReadingBerkshireRG6 1LF
  29. Avanti Freewheelers ~  Avanti Cycling "Freewheelers" session. Take place at: Southcote Community Centre, Coronation Square every Thursday 4.30pm to 6.30pm Coley Park Community Centre Wednesday 4.30pm to 6.30pm Hexham Road Community Centre Tuesday 4.30pm to 6.30pm Any young person aged 12-16 years old can join…
  30. Rehearsals Tuesday evenings 7:45pm-10.00pm.
    Reading Bach Choir aims to sing a wide variety of music to a high standard, with a commitment to perform the major Bach choral works regularly. We sing four or five concerts each year in and around Reading. Membership is limited to around 50 and…
    Leighton Park SchoolShinfieldREADINGBerkshireREADINGRG
  31. Equipment If you are parent or carer of a child or young person with a learning difficulty or disability, you may require some specialist equipment to help that child or young person to develop and/or to help you provide their care. Reading Borough Council and…
    Reading Borough Council, Civic OfficesBridge StreetReadingRG1 2LU
  32. Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm by appointment only.
    A specialist team who can give advice and support to explore possible ways to increase your income and reduce your outgoings. They can also help you review debt options so you can regain control of your finances and maintain your tenancy. The Debt Advice Team can…
    Civic OfficesBridge StreetReadingRG1 2LU
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  33. Monday to Sunday 11.00am - 9.00pm
    Our aim is to foster outdoor, flat green bowls from the end of April to September. New potential members are welcome to contact us. Coaching is available and there is a friendly atmosphere in the clubhouse. Affiliated to the Royal County of Berkshire Bowling Association…
    94 Kendrick RoadREADINGBerkshireRG1 5DW
  34. Club night Thursdays from 20:00
    Contact club direcrly to find out more Reading BSAC – was formed in 1954. "We are a non-profit-making scuba club, run by our members for our members. We welcome qualified divers and beginners alike to become members: qualified divers can join us on our regular diving…
    Palmer Park Sports Stadium - Car ParkWokingham RoadReadingRG6 1LF
  35. Information about local bus services and fares (Travel Centre in Broad Street Mal, 9.00am - 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday). All Reading Buses have priority seats for older people and passengers with disabilities. Most Reading Buses are accessible for most types of wheelchairs and drivers have all…
  36. Nightly at clubhouse in summer. Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun (9.30am) in winter.
    Situated on the Thames in Caversham, Reading Canoe Club is a great facility for kayaking. Courtesy of lottery funding, we have a substantial club house, a fleet of boats for flat water and slalom and a great team to help you get the most from…
    Reading Canoe ClubThe WarrenCavershamReadingRG4 7TH
  37. You may be eligible for a carers card. Carers cards help make others aware that somebody is dependent on you. Having a carers card can be useful if you need support or assistance when you’re out and about. Your nominated person’s contact details will be…
  38. The group is made up Carers, representative from Carers' support groups and staff from health and adult social care. The group is a sounding board for the development of services and support for carers in Reading. If you are a carer and would like to…
  39. 2pm on second Tuesday in the month; 7.30pm on fourth Tuesday in the month
    Monthly afternoon and evening illustrated talks on topics of interest to National Trust members but not always National Trust related.  Regular coach outings to National Trust and other historic properties or other places of interest.  Usually 3 holidays a year in UK and Europe.  Surpluses…
    See Venue Notes belowSee Venue Notes belowReadingBerkshire
  40. Thursdays 19:15-22:30
    Reading Chess Club is open every Thursday from 7.15pm-10.30pm.   The subscription rates are: Adults £70 plus an English Chess Federation (ECF) registration fee of £18, Under 18s £40 plus ECF registration fee of £6 unless this is the first time of registration in which…
    95York RoadReadingBerkshireRG1 8DU
  41. Fridays 1pm-2pm
    Virtual Sessions Introducation to Family Foods (Friday 10am-11am)  Toileting Sleep A parent's guide to starting school (Mondays 10am-11am) To find out more please contact Reading Children's Centres, email: reading.childrencentres@brighterfuturesforchildren.org
  42. A national movement about welcome and belonging. City of Sanctuary is a national movement of local people and community groups committed to creating a culture of welcome and safety, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. We want to build this culture across…
  43. The aim of the centre is to provide a safe, sustainable, pro-active and friendly environment for people of all abilities, to meet and climb. RCC has trained staff who can support people with physical disabilites and sensory needs.
    Unit 33 Robert Cort Industrial EstateBritten RoadReadingRG2 0AU
  44. The first Monday of each month (except August) 20:00-22:00 (doors open at 19:00).
    The club website gives full details of our aims, activities and speaker programme. Our meeting place is next door to Reading Central Library and 12 minutes walk from the station.  Beginners most welcome. Reading Coin Club is affiliated to the British Association of Numismatic Societies…
    Abbey SquareReadingRG1 3BE
  45. Localoffer
    Activate Learning Reading College has published their Local Offer providing information on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) At Reading College, we do our best to ensure that our students go further. Whether starting your career, planning a career change or career progression, we will…
    KIngs RoadReadingBerkshireRG1 4HJ
  46. Mondays to Fridays from 9:30am- 2:30pm
    Based in Central Reading, Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) has been operating as an independent charity since 2007, and as part of national charity, Workers’ Education Association, since the mid-1990s. We have over 20 years of experience in delivering services to support traditionally ‘hard-to-reach’ refugee…
    Reading Community Learning Centre94 London StreetREADINGBerkshireRG1 4SJ
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    Reading Community Learning Centre is an independent charity which provides education and support for women who may be unable to access more mainstream services because of the educational, social or cultural barriers they face. The centre is dedicated to improving community cohesion in Reading and…
    94London StreetReadingRG1 4SJ
  48. Please visit website for times and costs. "Reading CC has been promoting cycling in Berkshire since 1974. With over 200 members, the club is dedicated to giving cyclists the opportunity to race, ride and enjoy life on two wheels. We have something on offer for…
    Reading Borough CouncilPalmer Park Sports StadiumReadingBerkshireRG6 1LF
  49. Cygnets is a competitive swimming club for people with learning disabilities. They compete in regional, national and international competitions. Joining the Club: Membership of the Club is open to swimmers with a learning disability from the age of 7 years, who are capable of swimming…
    Richfield AvenueReadingRG1 8EQ
  50. Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 19am-12.30pm (Information Office)
    A free information service is offered in British Sign Language Tuesdays to Thursday 9am-12.30pm. The Deaf club is open on specific Saturdays for social events 7-11pm. The Over 50’s club meets every two weeks 10am-3pm The Deaf church meets monthly, 1st Sunday in the month…
    Reading Deaf Centre131-133 Cardiff RoadReadingBerkshireRG1 8JF
  51. The Reading Dispensary Trust was formed in 1802 when a need was identified to provide financial support to those suffering from a physical and mental illness or disability. To provide grants to those individuals who are unwell and organisations who look after the sick and…
    16Wokingham RoadReadingRG6 1JQ
  52. last Wednesday of the month - 1:30 pm
    Like minded people who gather once a month to exchange ideas, learn new techniques and share their knowledge and skills. We welcome anyone with an interest in needlework and embroidery, from beginners to those who have enjoyed using a needle and thread over time. We…
    David's HallPalmer Park AvenueReadingBerkshireRG6 1DN
  53. The REBGA was founded in October 2006, and has members of all retired British Gurkhas who reside in and around Reading area. This is an independent, non political and non profitable organisation, which comprises of all members from different Gurkha background organisation, such as GAESO,…
    44Watlington StreetReadingRG1 4RJ
  54. Localoffer
    Reading Families’ Forum are the local parent carer forum. Our board of trustees and steering group are all volunteers and have children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities ourselves. We understand what it is like to care for a child with additional…
    Reading Families Forum
  55. Reading Families’ Forum are the local parent carer forum. Our board of trustees and steering group are all volunteers and have children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities ourselves. We understand what it is like to care for a child with additional…
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  56. A local Reading charity that supports children living in poverty or are disadvantaged. Every year they organise the Toys & Teens Appeal which distributes toys to children aged 0-16 years living in Reading. If funds are available they also arrange outings throughout the year for children…
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  57. Mon/Wed - 1930-2200
    Adults and children 9+. Equipment Available. Coaching. Beginners (next course starts 09/01/2017) and advanced fencers welcome. All weapons - foil, epee, sabre. Visit website for more details and to leave a message
    Holme ParkSonning LaneSonning on ThamesBerkshireRG4 6SU
  58. Monday 7.30pm September to June.
    Aim: to promote the learning and performance of choral music. We are a friendly choir of about 120 singers, giving three to four concerts a year in and around Reading. New members are welcome, subject to a simple audition.
    Queen's RoadReadingRG1 4BW
  59. Tuesdays 8.00pm September to May
    Reading Film and Video Makers encourage the production of both film and videos. Beginners and experienced film/video makers welcome. Talks, demonstrations and competitions included in the programme. Help with know-how and equipement. Why not come along to see if you like it with no obligation…
    Albert RoadREADINGBerkshireRG4 7AW
  60. BOOK A READING FC COMMUNITY TRUST SOCCER SCHOOL TODAY AND LEARN TO PLAY THE READING WAY!   https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/readingfc/readingfc-courses/soccer_school.html?cat=97 Reading FC Community Trust host a series of FUNtastic soccer schools within the local area.   Catering to boys and girls aged 5 to 14 years old, our school…
    Reading Football Club Plc, Madejski StadiumReadingRG2 0FL
    Reading FC Community Trust
  61. 1st Wednesday each month - 2 'till 4pm
    We are a non-profit social group run by our members, which meets monthly at the newly refurbished annex to the Calcot Centre, Highview, Calcot, RG31 4XD. There’s free parking, or take the 15 bus. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday each month from 2…
    Calcot CentreHighview (off Royal Avenue)CalcotReadingBerkshireRG31 4XD
  62. 10am - 3pm Monday to Wednesday (84 Queens Road)
    Reading Frontline serves the community by providing expert assistance to those who are disadvantaged by the burden of debt, often through no fault of their own. We also specialise in offering independent, expert benefit advice. Our volunteer advisers have many years experience working in this…
    84Queens RoadReadingRG1 4BW
    Reading Frontline
  63. First working Monday evening of each month 7:30 for 8.00pm.
    The society offers a regular programme of illustrated lectures on all aspects of geology, also monthly field trips. New members/visitors always welcome.
    Sorby RoomSchool of Human & Environmental SciencesReading UniversityPepper LaneREADINGRG6 6AB
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    Rated 5 out of 5 (1 rating)
    Reading Girls School has published their Local Offer providing information on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) At Reading Girls’ School, our provision for SEND students underpins our value of inclusion; no SEND student follows a curriculum that is different to any other student in the…
    Northumberland AvenueReadingBerkshireRG2 7PY
  65. Tuesdays - 10:30am-3:00pm
    The Reading Golders is an open and welcoming group for older people in Reading, with a special focus on the African and Carribean community. The lunch is always freshly ccoked using traditional recipes with special attention to the nutritious needs of older adults. The group provides seated exercise,…
    84 Queen's RoadReadingRG1 4BW
  66. A group of community gardens and horticultural therapy groups in and around Reading who like to collaborate. The network shares information, skills and experience to help each other and ultimately all the people who come to their gardening places. Information about the gardening places of…

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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