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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.

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Latest News (20 articles)

Coronavirus ~ Latest advice for all residents (with link to Easy Read information tab)

Where to find information National Lockdown Information from April 2021 ~   https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home The latest government guidance.  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Advice for households with suspected coronavirus infection.  The full guidance is available here. Reading Borough Council have a number of useful advice pages for residents during covid-19:  Coronavirus ~…

A Healthier and Happier life for everyone who lives and works in Berkshire West

Every three years, your local Council produces a Health and Wellbeing Strategy. We do this together with NHS colleagues to understand what people living in our communities need and where we should focus our work, in order to improve the health and wellbeing of all…

Re-opening of local gardening groups

As you may know, in and around Reading we have professional groups that can provide opportunities for therapeutic gardening, community gardening, and getting into nature. The groups are re-opening their sessions and we will be highlighting each group and posting details about what they offer…

Mindfulness at RISC - Depression Xpression

With the help of a Reading Community Grant from RVA, we are resuming our monthly support meetings at RISC starting on Monday 14th September 2020 at 7.30pm. Social distancing and safety measures will be in place to minimise the risks from Covid-19 – full details…

TuVIDA - new name for our local Carers Hub and Crossroads Reading - as from 4th September

The Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub and Crossroads Reading will now be known as TuVida as from Friday 4th September 2020. The rationale for the rebrand is simple. The current provider of the service, Carers Trust East Midlands, currently operates under varying names across…

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…

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…

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…

Autism Survey

Your chance to help improve support to autistic young people and a chance to win a £20 Amazon Voucher Brighter Futures for Children and Reading Families’ Forum want your help to develop better services for young people who are diagnosed with autism after the age…

Capital Fund Plan to support development of Specialist Education Provision for Children & Young People with Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs)

Brighter Futures For Children, Reading Capital Fund Plan to support development of Specialist Education Provision for Children & Young People with Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs) Capital Fund Plan - May 2019 Introduction The Government has committed some funding to support local authorities to invest…