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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. If you want some specific help and advice, you…

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…

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…

Supported learning, training and working

Colleges Most colleges provide specialist courses and/or support to help people with disabilities. New Directions College 330 Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 8DF Call 0345 842 0012 or visit www.newdirectionsreading.ac.uk Reading College (Activate Learning) Reading Campus, Kings Road, Reading RG1 4HJ Call 0800 612 6008 or visit www.activatelearning.ac.uk/reading…

SWAN UK (Syndrome Without A Name)

SWAN create awareness of undiagnosed conditions A project offering support and information to families of children with undiagnosed genetic conditions SWAN UK (Syndrome Without A Name) estimate that 30-50% of children with severe learning disabilities and 50% of children in contact with NHS Regional Genetics…

Things to do

Children and young people of all ages enjoy meeting and experiencing new things to do. Often Parents and carers can go with their children to join in the fun and activities. Parents and carers can go with their young children to different activities such as…

Transition - Becoming an adult and preparing for the future

This section is designed to provide information for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) on support and services available to help them make informed choices about their futures. This sections includes information on a wide range of subjects, including the following: Post-16…

Transition 16-25

Transition describes the move from children’s services to adult services. This can involve leaving school, transferring from children and family services to adult social care services, and/or transferring from paediatric services to adult health services, it can also involve leaving college and moving to employment. Family…

Transport

There are various types of transport available to Reading residents who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.  This includes council run services as well as private and voluntary sector organisations. School Transport Statutory free transport may be available for Pupils with an Education, Health & Care…

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering opportunities Volunteering is a great way to gain skills, build up confidence, achieve goals and make new friendships. What is a Volunteer? A volunteer is someone who does unpaid work or activities within the community. Why volunteer? Volunteering is a great way to meet new…