Articles on Family Information Services (178)

  1. 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…
  2. Using public transport with a disability

    All public transport vehicles have to be "accessible" to avoid causing difficulty for disabled passengers. Public transport vehicles also have to accept guide dogs or assistance dogs. However, if you are using public transport, it’s worth contacting the transport operator before you travel to make…
  3. Help with housing costs

    If you are on low income and struggling to meet your housing costs, you may be eligible for help with your rent, council tax and mortgage or loan interest. The Council  also offers a variety of grants for people on low income to help ensure…
  4. Support for young carers

    If you are between 5 and 18 years and you spend a lot more time looking after a family member or carrying out household chores than other children/young people your age because a parent, brother, sister, grandparent or other relative is ill, disabled, has a…
  5. SEND - Family Finance

    Family Finance aims to inform and educate families, leading to their greater financial well-being and consequent improvements in lifestyle. At a time of huge change to the benefits system, the organisations listed below will help provide a much needed source of free, confidential, high-quality and…
  6. Adult Education

    In the Reading area there are a number of settings that offer further skills and qualifications for adults. There are opportunities for further and higher education qualifications also practical skills. New Directions College – is Reading Borough Council’s Adult Learning Service. Not only does it…
  7. Bereavement Support

    Bereavement effects everyone in different ways, listed below are just some of the organisations that can offer information and support through this difficult period of your life. At the end of this listing there is information on how to register a death, arranging a funeral,…
  8. SEND - Support in school and further education

    Children and young people with SEND may find it harder to learn than most children of the same age.  Some children will need extra or different help from that given to others of the same age. If you think your child may have special educational needs, speak…
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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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