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SEND Short Breaks

View the Christmas Short Breaks - Funded by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) Short 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 0-19yrs). In Reading this is delivered through…

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…

Social and Activity Clubs

There's no need to feel lonely and isolated at home - there are lots of social and activity clubs which provide opportunities for you to get out, meet new friends and take part in activities you enjoy. Many clubs and groups are for people of…

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…

South Reading Cluster Children Centres

  Parents can attend any session anywhere in Reading. Click to view the Children Centre booklet South Cluster Children's Centres ~ current activities     Last reviewed November 2021

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer

Welcome to Reading’s SEND Local Offer Winners of the National Association of Family Information Service (NAFIS) Coram Family & Childcare award for 'Best SEND Local Offer' 2021 The Family Information Service provides this information on behalf of Brighter Futures For Children which delivers children’s services in Reading.…

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.…

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…