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Do you know anyone that needs help to get online? Free drop-in sessions available

Do you know anyone that would benefit from help getting started with a computer or mobile device? Or perhaps you would like to learn how to do more? Although we are in an age where it seems that everyone is using new technology, there are…

Do you need help at home or to get out and about?

You can hire a "personal assistant" to act as a homecare worker for you. Personal assistants can offer you all that you’ll get from an agency worker, but you’ll also get the continuity, familiarity and ongoing relationship with your assistant. However, if you employ a…

Do you need help to live at home?

If you need help around the home then please check out the options such as Technology Enabled Care (assistive technology), meal delivery services, equipment, etc...  To find out about the support that is available to you locally, please click on this sentence for further information…

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…

Do you need help with shopping? (Help with shopping factsheet)

Shopping for food and other essential items can be very challenging when you are older or have a disability. This advice and guidance page suggests some ways to overcome these difficulties so you can get the things you need to stay well. Use your personal…

Drug and Alcohol Support

There are a number of organisations offering support to people who misuse drugs and/or alcohol and those who are affected by this addiction. Click here for further information about local drug and alcohol services. Click on the services listed on this page to find out about…

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 January 2022

Early Help & Support

The Children’s Single Point of Access is how you raise a concern about a child (pre-birth to 18 years old) in Reading. This includes safeguarding and child protection. Having a Single Point of Access allows us to make timely, informed, evidence based decisions to ensure…

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,…