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Transition 16-25

Transition describes the move from children’s services to adult services. This can involve leaving school, transferring from children and family services to adult social care services, and/or transferring from paediatric services to adult health services, it can also involve leaving college and moving to employment. Family…

Transition from Children to Adult Health Services - Ready Steady Go!

Ready Steady Go! Project Transition Nurse We are pleased to announce that from Dec 2014 we have appointed a transition nurse from Royal Berkshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She will be based at the Royal Berkshire Hospital but will facilitate transition across the Thames Valley…

Transition from Paediatric to Adult Health Services - Ready Steady Go!

Transition at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust At the Royal Berkshire Hospital, young people transition to adult services at different times, depending on their medical condition(s) and and their individual needs, but most young people transition between the ages of 16-19.   There is currently (July…

Transport

There are various types of transport available to Reading residents who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.  This includes council run services as well as private and voluntary sector organisations. Services offering transport can be found on the transport search within the Reading Services Guide.…

Transport

There are various types of transport available to Reading residents who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.  This includes council run services as well as private and voluntary sector organisations. School Transport - Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) Statutory free transport may be available for Pupils with…

Tuberculosis Infection - what you need to know

What is Sleeping Tuberculosis?    Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious but treatable disease –TB incidence in Reading has doubled from 20 per 100,000 populations in 1999 to 41.4 per 100,000 in 2013 and has continued to increase.  Three-quarters of all cases occur in people born outside of…

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a new single payment for people who are looking for work or on a low income.  It replaces means-tested benefits and tax credits for working-age people up to pension credit age. For further information available on the Reading Borough Council's website, please…

Using public transport with a disability

All public transport vehicles have to be "accessible" to avoid causing difficulty for disabled passengers. Public transport vehicles also have to accept guide dogs or assistance dogs. However, if you are using public transport, it’s worth contacting the transport operator before you travel to make…

Vehicle road tax exemption and reduction

If you’re disabled or have a serious long-term condition, you may be exempt from vehicle excise duty (known as road tax or car tax).  You’ll qualify for tax exemption if you’re eligible for the higher rate of mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA),…

Vision Impairment - Registering your Sight Loss

Registering as sight impaired Getting in touch with your local council to register as sight impaired, or severely sight impaired, can open up a host of benefits. What is registration? “Registration” simply means being on your local social service’s register of people who are either…