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Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT)

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) We’re a community and mental health trust, providing a wide range of services to people of all ages living in Berkshire. And to do this, we operate from our many sites as well as out in people’s homes and…

Tax-Free Childcare: Helping Working Parents Pay for Childcare

The government introduced Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) in 2017, a UK-wide scheme to help working parents pay for childcare for children 0 - 11 years, or if your child is disabled and under 16 years old. If you're a working parent of a 3 or 4 year…

Parents useful apps & websites

This page has details of local and national groups that parents may find useful. Page reviewed May 2022

Baby Boost Programme (BFfC)

Helping babies born in lock-down get ready for nursery Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) are offering the Baby Boost programme to all children born in Reading during the pandemic can now access a range of additional activities and support to get them ready for nursery and school. Parent carers can find out more…

NHS Health Services

NHS Choices For information about health conditions, advice about staying well plus signposting to local health services: Visit www.nhs.uk Carers Direct on NHS Choices For information and advice for carers visit www.nhs.uk/carers or call the Carer’s Direct Helpline 0300 123 1053 Your local pharmacy Ask…

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 Visit the Breastfeeding Network  Dad.info  Developed in partnership with Fathers Direct, Dad.info aims to give all UK fathers access to all the information…

Childcare - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - Finding the right services for your child can be stressful so we've compiled a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions that might help you.    Last reviewed June 2022  

Out Of School Care

Out of School Care - includes breakfast clubs, after school clubs and holiday clubs, please see below to find out more. Last reviewed June 2022.

Advocacy for vulnerable adults

Independent Advocacy If someone has substantial difficulty in taking part in an assessment, and has no one suitable to support them, social services can find them an independent advocate. An advocate is someone who can support the person to understand the process, make choices and…

Have a look at the Reading PA Portal

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