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What is Vision Impairment?

What is Vision Impairment? Many people have some type of visual problem at some point in their lives. Some can no longer see objects far away. Others have problems reading small print. These types of conditions are often easily treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses.…

Working and caring

Although working alongside caring can be difficult to juggle, it does ensure you have a life outside your caring responsibilities which provides different challenges, the chance to meet/stay in contact with other people and some financial stability. Should I give up work? Many carers feel…

Wraparound & Holiday Childcare, Parent and Childcare Provider ‘Rights to Request’

Wraparound and holiday childcare is important for working parents, where there is a lack of childcare, parents or childcare providers have the "Right To Request" with their school.   Page reviewed January 2021  

Young Parents

Useful information for soon-to-be and new parents Regardless of how young or old we are, we all need a bit of help or advice when it comes to having children and bringing them up.Fairview drop-in sessions for teen parents A drop-in session for young parents…

Young People

Careers, Employment & Training  National Careers Service The National Careers Service aims to help adults and young people identify job opportunities determine learning goals and select the training provider that best meets their needs by providing resources including online services and tools. Users of the service will will also…

Young People & Mental Health

The emotional wellbeing of children and young people is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults. Please see below,…

Young People with SEND who are in Custody

This protocol briefly outlines the key requirements and sets out roles and responsibilities locally. The SEND code of practice should be used for detailed guidance on the application of these duties in each case. SEND Code Of Practice - January 2015 Full protocol can be…

Young Person Friendly Coronavirus Support

Introduction This page is a one-stop-shop for young people in Reading to access up to date information and support during the Coronavirus outbreak and government lockdown. It’s important to ensure that you keep up to date with all the changes that the government are advising…