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Care Programme Approach (CPA)

If the person you are caring for is on a Care Programme Approach (CPA) you may have additional rights to your own carer’s assessement. CPA is the name given to the process of care planning and review within the mental health service, which requires a collaborative approach between…

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

Caring in Reading Information Pack

Caring can be rewarding but it can also be demanding, physically and mentally. This can have a huge impact on your own health and wellbeing. As a carer it is very important that you are aware of the help available to support you so you…

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 2021

Child Exploitation and Missing Children

To find out more about the Missing & Exploitation Team at Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC), please see below.  To view support organisation Child Exploitation and Missing Children  Reviewed October 2021

Child Travel Project - for students with SEND

The Child Travel Project is an initiative by Reading Borough Council for students with SEND to receive Travel Training" to enable independent travel to and from school. Updated December 2021

Childcare

Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) - Brighter Futures For Children for information on activities running over the school holidays for eligible families   Deciding the type of childcare you want for your child is an important decision, so it is a good idea to get as much…