Articles on Family Information Services (178)

  1. 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…
  2. 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…
  3. Transport

    School Transport Policy Consultation - Brighter Futures for Children is seeking families' views on proposed changes to its school transport policy. Period of consultation: 19 February 2024 to 17 March 2024. Click here to find out more. There are various types of transport available to Reading residents who have special…
  4. 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…
  5. 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
  6. 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…
  7. Housing grants and loans

    The Council offers a variety of grants for people on low incomes to help ensure homes in Reading meet the decent homes standard. For details of all grants and loans visit www.reading.gov.uk/homeimprovementgrants or call the Council’s Private Sector Housing Team on 0118 937 2562. Home…
  8. Living well with Autism

    Autism in Reading Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects how a person communicates with and relates to others, learns, and processes information. It is currently estimated that roughly one in every 100 people has autism. As a spectrum condition, autism affects people in…
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