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Sensory Impairment

Sensory impairment is when one of your senses; sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste and spatial awareness, is no longer normal. Examples - If you wear glasses you have a sight impairment , if you find it hard to hear or have a hearing aid then…

Sensory needs services

If the person you care for is deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired or deaf blind contact the Sensory Needs Team. For further information and to find out more about the Sensory Needs Service, click on this sentence.   Page last reviewed:…

South Reading Cluster Children Centres

Parents can attend any session anywhere in Reading.  Click to view the Children Centre booklet Last reviewed August 2021.

Special Needs Activities

Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) - find out more by visiting Brighter Futures for Children  There are different types of activities available, clubs that are specifically designed around the needs of children/young people with special needs that also offer a Short Breaks and clubs where the parent/carer stays.…

Special United - Youth Area (Young People's Forum)

Special United is a youth forum for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their siblings, age 8-25 years, living within the Reading Borough. The youth forum is run by Reading Families Forum, a local charity supporting families who have…

Speech and Language

Speech & Language Drop In Clinics Reading ~ Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, and because we want to keep both our patients and staff as safe as possible, we have made the decision to suspend our face to face speech and language therapy drop…

Stop Germs Spreading (NHS)

The NHS resource on Stop Germs Spreading teaches those simple yet vital gestures. Hand washing: Wet Soap Wash Rinse Dry Coughing and sneezing: Catching it Bin it Kill it Norovirus bug Known as the 'winter vomiting bug', this virus is highly contagious.  Some useful tips and advice to…

Substance Misuse

This advice and guidance page looks at substance abuse and the organisations that are available nationwide and locally to support individuals and families. Page reviewed April 2021.

Suicide Prevention - information page

Suicide is not inevitable. Preventing suicides is a complex and challenging issue, but there are effective solutions for many of the individual factors which contribute towards the risk of suicide. If you are concerned about someone you think may be at risk or is vulnerable,…

Support for young carers

If you are between 5 and 18 years and you spend a lot more time looking after a family member or carrying out household chores than other children/young people your age because a parent, brother, sister, grandparent or other relative is ill, disabled, has a…