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Coronavirus

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.

If you have any queries, please email us at dos@reading.gov.uk or fis@reading.gov.uk

Social care for the person you look after

Reading Borough Council and Brighter Futures for Children provide community based social care services for families with a disabled child and adults who are dependent on others for care and/or support because they are older, have a physical or learning disability, have a visual and/or hearing impairment, a long-term illness, mental health needs or are dependent on drugs and alcohol.

The Children & Young People’s Disabilities Team (CYPDT)

CYPDT supports children and young adults (up to 18 years) with:

  • severe or profound physical, learning or sensory disability
  • long-term illness, life threatening condition or complex medical needs
  • severe communication or behavioural difficulties
  • a combination of less severe disabilities/issues which together cause significant stress.

Their aim is to ensure your child:

  • supported within the family
  • encouraged to achieve their maximum potential
  • is part of your local community

They also support young people to transition to adulthood.

Help offered

This is based on the outcome of an assessment and may include help with meeting personal care needs, equipment and adaptations.

Personal Budgets and Direct Payments may be offered.

How to get an CYPDT assessment

Call:

  • 0118 937 3641 - children and young adults (age 0-18)
  • 0118 937 3747 - adults (age 18+)

Adult Social Care Services

Reading Adult Social Care Services supports adults (18 years+) who live within the Borough of Reading and who, because of their age, a disability or long-term health problem (including a mental health problem) are finding it increasingly difficult to take care of themselves and/or stay in touch with family and friends.

Follow this link to find out more about Adult Social Care Services in Reading and the help you could get.

Page last reviewed: 29/09/2020