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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Policies, Pathways & Documents

COVID-19 update documents below (March 2021) This section will provide information on policies (both local and national) pathways and documents which parents, carers, young people and practitioners may find useful.

Reading Carers Card

Many people are family carers and support someone who relies on them to collect shopping, prescriptions and other essential items. You may not identify yourself as a carer because you are firstly a parent, a wife, husband, daughter, son, grandchild, friend or neighbour. Reading Mencap…

Reading Information, Advice & Support Service for SEND (SENDIASS)

Reading Information, Advice & Support Service for SEND (Reading IASS)- The service was formerly called the Parent Partnership Service. It offers free confidential and impartial advice and support to Reading parents and carers who have children (up to the age of 25) with special educational needs or disability.…

Reading Youth

Young Person Friendly Coronavirus Support Your one-stop-shop for all things 'youth' in Reading.  This site provides you with access to a wide variety of events, activites and organisations for young people in Reading.  Make sure you use the search bars at the top of the pages…

Report - Disability Awareness Day 2019 - Thursday 15th August!

The Oracle shopping Centre provided the venue for Reading’s third Disability Awareness Day.  The event, with the theme “Staying healthy - Mind and Body” was held to celebrate the diversity of Reading residents and visitors who may have a physical disability, sensory need or neurological…

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 benefit system, the organisations listed below will help provide a much needed source of free, confidential, high…

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…

SEND Definitions - Areas of Special Educational Needs/Disabilities

The related links on this page will provide guidance of some of the SEND definitions that are commonly asked about by parents/carers and professionals. Updated October 2020

SEND Guide for Parent Carers

A quick and easy guide for parent carers of children with special educational needsand/or disabilities (SEND). This guide has been put together with parent carers, in partnership with other services, to help families access information on local services. June 2021

SEND News, Information & Workshops/Courses

Keeping families up to date with changes is important, along with interesting and informative news items… SEND News, Information & Workshops/Courses Disability News Service Easy Read Online Easy News - Easy News is the first news magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities…