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Blue Badge Hidden Disabilities

Blue Badges Hidden Disabilities From the 30th of August, people with hidden disabilities were granted the same rights to disabled parking as those with physical disabilities. This means that people with hidden disabilities like autism, dementia and mental health issues can now apply for a…

Brighter Beginnings - Early Years Inclusion Award

The Early Years Inclusion Award is an outstanding achievement that settings can receive once they have demonstrated they are an inclusive setting to all children including those with additional needs. This award validates that settings are meeting the requirments for the SEND Code of Practice…

Brighter Futures for Children

Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) are a not-for-profit-company established to deliver children's services in the Reading Borough area, giving the best possible opportunities for the children of Reading. The services they offer are: Adoption Children's Guide to Being in Care Children's Single Point of Access (CSPoA) Children's…

Brighter Futures for Children - Reading School Admissions

School admissions in Reading are delivered by Brighter Futures for Children, on behalf of Reading Borough Council. For information on School Admissions please visit Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) ~ School Admissions If you are looking for information on Special Educational Needs & Disabilities please visit Brighter…

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…

Carer's Allowance

Carer’s Allowance is the main benefit for carers. If you are looking after someone for 35 hours a week or more, you may be eligible. The carer does not have to be related to, or live with, the person they care for.  https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance A carer can claim…

Carers Advice & Support

Are you a carer? If you look after a child or young person with special educational needs and/or disabilities or a child with a long term illness you are a carer, even if you don’t think of yourself that way. There are many ways that…

Carers Emergency Plan

Do you worry what might happen to the person you care for if you were stuck in traffic, involved in and accident, suddenly taken ill or otherwise delayed? Further information about the Carer's Emergency plan here. Page last reviewed: September 2021

Carers grants, discounts and offers

TuVIDA Carers Hub provides a range of grants to support carers who look after an adult or disabled child. Click here for further information about carers grants, discounts and offers. Page last reviewed: September 2021

Child Development

The NHS website holds useful information on all aspects of baby and child development, see website for more details. www.nhs.uk/pregnancy    Page reveiwed December 2020