Articles on Family Information Services (177)

  1. Transport

    There are various types of transport available to Reading residents who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.  This includes council run services as well as private and voluntary sector organisations. Services offering transport can be found on the transport search within the Reading Services Guide.…
  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. Sensory Impairment

    Sensory impairment is when one of your senses; sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste and spatial awareness, is no longer normal. Examples - If you wear glasses you have a sight impairment , if you find it hard to hear or have a hearing aid then…
  4. Alternative Provision

    Information on alternative provision providers on Reading's SEND Local Offer, click here to view provision records. Approved Alternative Providers - information can be found on the BFfC website, click here to view the information. Last reviewed February 2024 
  5. Family Finance

    This page has information on where to find out more about the benefits /funding available for families, also organisations that can help advise families on the benefits that may be available to them. Next review date December 2024
  6. Expanded Childcare Support from April 2024

    Childcare support is expanding from April 2024. Find out more below. Apply now to get 15 hours childcare for your 2-year-old to start in April Applications for 15 hours childcare are now open for eligible working parents in England with a child who turns two…
  7. Learning Disability Transition Videos

    BOB ICB commissioned Reading charity, Starting Point and Realtime Film Company, to co-produce the films with more than 20 young people across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West who are neurodivergent including autistic Young People and those with a Learning Disability and all keen to learn…
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Family Information Service

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SEND Local Offer

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Adult & Carers Support

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