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Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on here are still in the process of posting service updates. Many phone lines and websites are still available, but some contact details have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Supported learning, training and working


Most colleges provide specialist courses and/or support to help people with disabilities.

New Directions

330 Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 8DF

Call 0345 842 0012 or visit

Reading College (Activate Learning)

Reading Campus, Kings Road, Reading RG1 4HJ

Call 0800 612 6008 or visit

Bracknell and Wokingham College (Activate Learning)

Church Road, Bracknell RG12 1DJ

Call 0800 612 6008 or visit

Henley College

Deanfield Avenue, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1UH

Call 01491 579 988 or visit

Newbury College

Monks Lane, Newbury RG14 7TD

Call 01635 845 000 or visit


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)

Bursary Fund

Help with some costs while studying - like classroom assistance, childcare and travel.

For details visit

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

Jobcentre plus

Specialist Disability Employment Advisers providing advice and support to help people with disabilities into work.  Drop into Adelphi House (Friar Street, Reading RG1 1HD) or call 0800 169 0190.


Offers specialist advice and support for young people with special needs up to the age of 25 years.  Drop into the Elevate Reading Hub, (Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ), call 0118 837 2204

Click here for further information about available training and resources.

Page last reviewed / updated - November 2019