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Disability Benefits

The person you care for may be eligible for disability benefits to help towards the cost of their care and support. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) PIP helps people aged 16 to State Pension age with some of the extra costs caused by long-term illhealth or a disability.…

Disabled Children & Young Peoples Register and Care Passport

The Disabled Children & Young People's Register (DCR) is a secure database that aims to capture information about all children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) living within the Reading Borough area.  The information that you give us…

Disabled Parking - The Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme enables people with severe mobility problems to access goods and services by allowing them to park closer to their destination. The scheme is open to eligible disabled people irrespective of whether they are a driver or passenger. For more information, please…

Disabled Students' Allowance

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty and are studying in higher education, you may be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs). These allowances cover extra disability-related costs or expenses you have while studying. There are four allowances to cover different areas of need. Specialist…

Do you need help to meet your care needs or to employ a Personal Assistant (PA)?

If you do, you may find it useful to recruit a Personal Assistant to help you get out and about or to help you get involved in the activities you’d like to do. Fo further information and to find out how to recruit a Personal…

Early Help

On this page you will be able to find out more about Early Help. We work with parents, children, young people and alongside our partners in the wider Early Help community. Page reviewed September 2020

Early Years & Childcare

Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) - Brighter Futures For Children for information on activities running over the school holidays for eligible families Good quality childcare is beneficial for all children. It can play a hugely important role in your child's development, allowing them to become independent, to…

Early Years Inclusion Funding

Early Education and Childcare Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities places a requirement on all local authorities to establish an Early Years Inclusion Fund to support 3 and 4-year olds, however in Reading this has been extended to include 2-year-old children. The EYIF is for 2,…

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they may also be entitled to a sum of money paid to their school or childcare setting to boost their learning.   Last reviewed May 2021