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  1. 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),…
  2. Transport

    School Transport Policy Consultation - Brighter Futures for Children is seeking families' views on proposed changes to its school transport policy. Period of consultation: 19 February 2024 to 17 March 2024. Click here to find out more. There are various types of transport available to Reading residents who have special…
  3. 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…
  4. Emergency Plan and Reading Carers Card

    You may be eligible for a carers card and emergency plan The Carers Card and Emergency Plan help make others aware that somebody is dependent on you. Having a carers card and emergency plan can be useful if you need support or assistance when you’re…
  5. I look after someone (unpaid carer)

    "Caring" covers a wide range of situations: You are an unpaid carer if you look after a partner, family member or friend who is dependent on you for care and/or support because they are older and frail, disabled, have a long term illness or they…
  6. 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…
  7. SEND Short Breaks (all ability activities & overnight breaks)

    The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011, requires Local Authorities,  to provide a range of short breaks for families with disabled children (age 0-18yrs). In Reading this is provided by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC). Short breaks form part of a continuum of services, which support disabled…
  8. Special Needs Support

    Support available to Parents, Families and Carers and Young People with SEND. In this section you will find a range of information including: Local Services and Charities National Services and Charities Support Groups Where to get help and advice. Reviewed - March 2023 Next review date March 2024…
  9. Health & Social Care

    This section gives you information about health services for children and young people including specialist nursing, therapies (e.g. physiotherapy, speech and language therapy), Child and Adolescent Mental Health and audiology and tells you how you can get help from them.  "Simply click on the relevant…
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Family Information Service

fis@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

SEND Local Offer

localoffer@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

Adult & Carers Support

CSAAdvice.Signposting@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3747 0118 937 3747
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