SEND - Family Finance

Reading SEND Local Offer

Family Finance aims to inform and educate families, leading to their greater financial well-being and consequent improvements in lifestyle. At a time of huge change to the benefits system, the organisations listed below will help provide a much needed source of free, confidential, high-quality and up-to-date advice for parents. Please also use the links to view related information.

See below to a Government saving Scheme

Get help with savings if you are on a low income Get help with savings if you’re on a low income (Help to Save): How it works - GOV.UK (


Next review November 2024


Reading Community Welfare Rights Unit

Specialists in welfare benefits, debt & housing advice.

The service is FREE, Indepentent, Confidential & Impartial.

Drop in Tuesdays & Wednesdays and you will need to be there before 9am

Telephone helpline & appointments: Direct 0118 9551071 - Advice Line 0118 9551070

252 Northumberland AvenueReadingBerkshire RG2 7QA -



CommuniCare is a local Christian Community Advice Centre to help people in the Reading area meet their complete needs through offering information, advice and support.

CommuniCare can offer Debt Advice - Form Filling - Housing Advice -  Benefits Checking - Employment Advice and much more...

233, Kings Road Reading, RG1 4LS Tel: 0118 9263941 Email:  Web:

Reading Mencap

Contact a Family Adviser at Reading Mencap Centre by telephoning 0118 966 2518 during office hours 9.30 to 1.30 Monday to Friday Reading Mencap Family Support Service You may just want to chat to a Family Adviser to see if your child or dependant might qualify for a benefit, it is always worth checking.

Stepping Forward

Stepping Forward Stepping Forward works to facilitate and accelerate access to essential services, information, resources and life opportunities so that all people affected by disability can live a full life.

We also offer Benefits advice & support

Please see links below for further information on Benefits & Finances

Related Advice

Personal Budgets (Children) SEND Employment

Page last reviewed: 19/01/2024

Contact the Team

Family Information Service 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

SEND Local Offer 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

Adult & Carers Support 0118 937 3747 0118 937 3747
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