Articles on Family Information Services (178)

  1. Parent Carers Needs Assessment & Support

    If you are the parent/carer for a disabled child, or you provide unpaid care and/or support to a Reading adult (18 years +), or if you are a young person with caring responsibilities, you may be eligible for support. To find out more, please follow…
  2. Parent to Parent Support

    Parent to Parent Support section, has been set up as a direct result from parent carer feedback.  This section will provide information on services where parent carers can support each other, who have a child or young person with SEND.    Next review - November 2024…
  3. Parenting

    Brighter Futures for Children Parenting Service provides parenting skills and support programmes open to all parents and carers living in Reading. Programmes available for parents of children from birth through to adolescence. Courses are delivered in groups held in a range of venues across Reading…
  4. Parenting Support

    Breastfeeding Support Confidential trained support from other mums. Everybody warmly welcomed, siblings and bumps too. Any stage welcome, just starting, going back to work, weaning etc. Visit the Breastfeeding Network  Dad.info  Developed in partnership with Fathers Direct, Dad.info aims to give all UK fathers access to all the…
  5. Parents: Your Relationships Matter

    Whether you are together, separated or divorced the way you communicate with each other matters to your children, regardless of how old they are. Conflict between parents is a normal part of relationships. Not all conflict is harmful, in fact when disagreements or conflict is…
  6. Personal Budgets (Children)

    A personal budget is an amount of money identified by the local authority to deliver provision set out in an EHC plan.  It is Brighter Futures for Children's commitment to ensure that parents or the young person is involved in securing that provision. The child’s parent or…
  7. Personal Independence Payment

    Personal Independence Payment From April 2013 a new benefit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people with disabilities aged 16 to 64. PIP is a non-means tested; tax-free payment that can be spent as the recipient chooses. PIP is for disabled people aged…
  8. Policies, Pathways & Documents

    This section will provide information on policies (both local and national) pathways and documents which parents, carers, young people and practitioners may find useful. Updated - February 2023 Next review date February 2024
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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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