Articles on Family Information Services (176)

  1. Disability Benefits

    The person you care for may be eligible for disability benefits to help towards the cost of their care and support. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) PIP helps people aged 16 to State Pension age with some of the extra costs caused by long-term illhealth or a disability.…
  2. Housing

    Local Council Reading Borough Council (RBC) can offer advice on housing issues contact the Housing Advice Service based at the Civic Offices. Register for RBC housing, information on housing associations, know your rights as a tenant, deposit guarantee scheme, information for landlords and much more, visit the RBC…
  3. 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…
  4. Reading Schemes

    What is Bookstart?  Bookstart is a national programme that works through locally based organisations to give a free pack of books to babies and young children with guidance materials for parents and carers. It promotes a life-long love of books and is based on the principle…
  5. Transport

    There are various types of transport available to Reading residents who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).  This includes council run services as well as private and voluntary sector organisations. School Transport - Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) Apply for a Student Bus Pass The…
  6. Blue Badge Hidden Disabilities

    Blue Badges Hidden Disabilities People with hidden disabilities now have the same rights to disabled parking as those with physical disabilities. This means that people with hidden disabilities like autism, dementia and mental health issues can now apply for a Blue Badge. To apply for…
  7. Reading Families' Forum (RFF)

    Reading Families’ Forum are the local parent carer forum. Our board of trustees and steering group are all volunteers and have children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities ourselves. We understand what it is like to care for a child with additional…
  8. Health Services (NHS) in Reading

    Health services in Reading are delivered from local NHS Trusts, the first point of contact for most NHS services is usually from the Primary Care providers this includes GP’s, dentists, pharmacists, opticians including the NHS Walk In centre and NHS 111 telephone service. To find…
  9. Special United - Youth Area (Young People's Forum)

    Special United is a youth forum for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their siblings, age 8-25 years, living within the Reading Borough. The youth forum is run by Reading Families Forum, a local charity supporting families who have…
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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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