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Coronavirus

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.

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

Latest News (21 articles)

Introducing Reading Culture Live

The brand-new virtual ‘venue’ from Reading Place of Culture: Readingculturelive.co.uk Reading arts and cultural organisations have come together to create a brand new live streaming venue, bringing events and activities from many of Reading’s top arts and cultural communities straight to your home. We know…

Job Help - new website from JobCentre Plus

Despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, there are still jobs out there to apply to. We’re here to help you get started. You can also find hints and tips on applying for jobs if you haven’t done so for a while. If you…

Life stories - Bridging ages

The World Health Organisation has recommended that we make daily calls to self-isolating people. Why not make those calls easier by giving them a purpose and use this time to write an older person's biography. Until September 2020, family, friends and befriending volunteers can access…

Active support for people with autism or a learning disability while having to stay inside the home

The changing circumstances we are facing create challenges and difficulties our for all of us. But those challenges can be particularly difficult for children and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism who: have difficulties understanding what’s happening and why have lost the predictability and consistency…

How to conserve your energy - practical advice for people during and after having Covid 19

When you are ill or recovering from an illness, you are likely to have less energy and feel tired. A simple task, such as putting on your shoes, can feel like hard work. This guide will help you to find ways to conserve your energy…

NHS Immunisations and Screenings during Covid-19

Preventing the spread of Covid-19 is a priority but the NHS is asking you to attend your routine vaccination and screening appointments. As long as you, or your children, do not have symptoms of Covid-19 and are not self-isolating because someone else in the household…

Coronavirus covid19 ~ Closures

Due to the Government announcement 16th March 2020 please view the following links from Reading Borough Council concerning office and building closure and Brighter Futures for Children. Reading Borough Council ~ https://www.reading.gov.uk/coronavirus Brighter Futures for Children ~ https://brighterfuturesforchildren.org/?page_id=2709

Do you know anyone that needs help to get online? Free drop-in sessions available

Do you know anyone that would benefit from help getting started with a computer or mobile device? Or perhaps you would like to learn how to do more? Although we are in an age where it seems that everyone is using new technology, there are…

Free English, Maths and Employability Training for 19+ (Reading College)

We currently have an offer delivering free:          English functional skills          Maths functional skills          Employability skills (Interview skills, CV writing, Cover letters etc)          Digital skills (Using devices, accessing the internet, creating a safe social media platform, setting up a LinkedIn account etc –…

Reading Services Guide, Family Information Service & SEND Local Offer Fliers, Poster & Presentation

The Reading Services Guide team have created publicity fliers which can be downloaded from this page, see related links. If you would like hard copies of the fliers then please contact the appropriate service through the contact us page. We have also produced a Reading…