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This section gives you information about health services for children and young people including specialist nursing, therapies (e.g. physiotherapy, speech and language therapy), Child and Adolescent Mental Health and audiology and tells you how you can get help from them.
"Simply click on the relevant links below and the links within them to find out more".
This section also provides information about services provided by Brighter Futures for Children.
Updated - March 2022
Children's Services - 0-18
There are a range of services available to families through Brighter Futures for Children, where they can offer support and help, and you don’t have to be in a crisis to ask for this help.
Specialist help and support can be accessed through Early Help by contacting the Children's Action Teams using their Early Help Assessment or by calling 0118 9373641. Further information & Support can be found here Information for Parents and Carers
The Children and Young People’s Disabilities Team assesses and supports children and young people between the ages of 0-18. The team comprises of Social Care professionals and Occupational Therapists.
Adult Services - 18+
From the age of 18-25 young adults are supported by the Adult Social Care Team. Tel: 0118 9373747
Adult Social Care Services - https://www.reading.gov.uk/adult-care/adultcare/about-adult-social-care/
There are other organistaions within the community who can also offer help and support this includes services offered by the voluntary sector. Please use the view all services to access service record information.
Guide to accessing social care - Developed by Reading Families Forum & BFfC
GETTING SOCIAL CARE SUPPORT IF YOU HAVE A CHILD WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND/OR DISABILITIES
Produced by Reading Families’ Forum for parent carers with the help of Brighter Futures for Children - click here to view the guide.