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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Easter 2021 Local Services & Support Information

Reading Family Information Service

Find out about local services, the support available 

Pharmacies - For details of pharmacies that will be open over the Easter bank holiday Berkshire West NHS CCG ~ Berkshire Pharmacy Opening Times Easter bank Holiday 2021

Reading Borough Council Services & Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC)  - To view the opening times for Reading Borough Council Services & BFfC  (Civic Offices, One Reading Community Hub, Adult Social Care, Brighter Futures for Children BFfC (Children's Social Care), Leisure Centres, Libraries, Museum & Berkshire Records Office, Bins, Recycling.  Reading Borough Council Services

Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) RVA ~ Support for Individuals & Families

You can view the organisations offering food (New Beginnings, Weller Centre, Whitley Community Development Association (CDA), DeeCaf, ReadiFOOD,  Wycliffe Foodshare),- under 'related services'

Children eat free at ASDA stores when adult spends £1

Street Support Network useful advice related to homelessness

Activities & Short Breaks - For activity information please see Short Breaks Easter Holiday 2021 SEND Local Offer Newsletter Easter 2021

One Reading Community Hub - If you need a helping hand to get through the Covid crisis, the One Reading Community Hub is here. If you are struggling to cope, you can contact the Hub for help with being signposted to get urgent food or other issues such as debt, loneliness, stress and anxiety. One Reading Community Hub Support for Coronavirus - Reading Borough Council

Children's Single Point of Access (CSPOA) - If you have concerns about a child or young person in Reading and need to let us know, you are in the right place. The Children’s Single Point of Access is where to raise a concern about a child (pre-birth to 18 years old) in Reading. Concerned about a child? Report a child in trouble (

CGL (Change Grow Live) - Local service based in Reading offering drug and alcohol advice to support to anyone affected Change Grow Live (CGL) Reading  

Drugfam helpline is available 7 days a week from 9.00am to 9.00pm on 0300 888 3853. All our groups and 1-2-1 are held online via Zoom.Our web site is

Autism Berkshire people can use the contact form on the website at, send an email to or call 01189 594 594 (option 1) and leave a voicemail message.

Alana House please see our website for current activities