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  1. SEND Short Breaks (all ability activities & overnight breaks)

    The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011, requires Local Authorities,  to provide a range of short breaks for families with disabled children (age 0-18yrs). In Reading this is provided by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC). Short breaks form part of a continuum of services, which support disabled…
  2. 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…
  3. Services for Disabled People

    Please click on the link below to view information aimed at supporting disabled people in Reading, including: Blue badges Council tax discounts Disabled Facilities Grant and much more Services for disabled people Additional information can also be found on this website.
  4. Shaw Trust Neurodiversity training

    The Shaw Trust are offering local businesses training on Neurodiversity in the Workplace, how to support someone who is neurodiverse and also the benefits of neurodiversity in business. Having a neurodiverse workplace encourages creativity, new ideas, and fresh perspectives.Gain the skills, knowledge, confidence and understanding…
  5. Shingles Vaccination - Information page

    The NHS information page on Shingles gives information on: Eligibility for the shingles vaccine What is shingles? How long does it last and how serious can it be? What causes shingles? How do you catch shingles? How safe is the vaccine? Are there people who…
  6. Social care for the person you look after

    Reading Borough Council and Brighter Futures for Children provide community based social care services for families with a disabled child and adults who are dependent on others for care and/or support because they are older, have a physical or learning disability, have a visual and/or…
  7. Special Needs Activities

    Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) - find out more by visiting Brighter Futures for Children  There are different types of activities available, clubs that are specifically designed around the needs of children/young people with special needs that also offer a Short Breaks and clubs where the parent/carer stays.…
  8. Special Needs Support

    Support available to Parents, Families and Carers and Young People with SEND. In this section you will find a range of information including: Local Services and Charities National Services and Charities Support Groups Where to get help and advice. Reviewed - March 2023 Next review date March 2024…
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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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