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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,…

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…

Berkshire Hidden Carers - freephone support line

The aim of the campaign is to ensure that people who are carrying out caring responsibilities recognise themselves as carers and get the help available to them. They may not see themselves as being in need of services and many may feel that they are…

Blogs - from Local SEND Services

Parent carers requested local service providers write blogs about thier organisations or services they offer, so that parent carers have a better understanding about the support available, how to access it, and make referrals. Page created - March 2021 Updated - June 2021

Blue Badge Hidden Disabilities

Blue Badges Hidden Disabilities From the 30th of August, people with hidden disabilities were granted 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…

Brighter Beginnings - Early Years Inclusion Award

The Early Years Inclusion Award is an outstanding achievement that settings can receive once they have demonstrated they are an inclusive setting to all children including those with additional needs. This award validates that settings are meeting the requirments for the SEND Code of Practice…

Brighter Futures for Children

Brighter Futures for Children is a not-for-profit company, wholly owned by, but independent of, Reading Borough Council. The company took over responsibility for the delivery of Reading's children's social care, education (including SEND) and early help & prevention services in Reading in December 2018.  …

Brighter Futures for Children - Reading School Admissions

School admissions in Reading are delivered by Brighter Futures for Children, on behalf of Reading Borough Council. For information on School Admissions please visit Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) ~ School Admissions If you are looking for information on Special Educational Needs & Disabilities please visit Brighter…

Cancer - Support Services and Advice

What is cancer? Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. Other terms used are malignant tumours and neoplasms. One defining feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond…

Care Act 2014 and the pets of people taken into hospital

FROM THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT Legal situation Until 2014 section 48 of the National Assistance Act 1948 has provided for local authorities (LA) to make provision for the protection of property (e.g. pets) of people who are taken into hospital. This means they must board…