Supported learning, training and working
Most colleges provide specialist courses and/or support to help people with disabilities.
New Directions College
330 Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 8DF
Call 0345 842 0012 or visit www.newdirectionsreading.ac.uk
Reading College (Activate Learning)
Reading Campus, Kings Road, Reading RG1 4HJ
Call 0800 612 6008 or visit www.activatelearning.ac.uk/reading
Bracknell and Wokingham College (Activate Learning)
Church Road, Bracknell RG12 1DJ
Call 0800 612 6008 or visit www.activatelearning.ac.uk/bracknell-wokingham
Deanfield Avenue, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1UH
Call 01491 579 988 or visit www.henleycol.ac.uk
Monks Lane, Newbury RG14 7TD
Call 01635 845 000 or visit www.newbury-college.ac.uk
Berkshire College of Agriculture
Hall Place, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, SL6 6QR
Call 01628 824444 or visit https://www.bca.ac.uk/
Help with costs
24+ Advanced Learning Loans
Loans available to pay course fees for people over 24 years attending an eligible course (level 3 or 4 /A level)
Help with some costs while studying - like classroom assistance, childcare and travel.
For details visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan
Looking for a course, training opportunity or paid work?
Visit the Reading Services Guide ~ Local Offer to find organisations offering specialist support for people with disabilities
Training and working - COVID 19 updates
The local Job Centre Number line is closed until further. Appointments in the Job Centre are temporarily suspended.
General advice line for all benefits - call Citizens Advice on 0344 4111 444
Universal Credit helpline for claims - call Citizens Advice on 0800 144 8444
Universal Credit customers - use your online journal to contact and log queries.
Text Phone for vulnerable adults 0800 328 1344. NGT text relay – if you cannot hear or speak on the phone: 18001 then 0800 328 5644
Offers specialist advice and support for young people with special needs up to the age of 25 years. Contact : 07929178133 / E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org