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  1. SEND Local Offer Newsletter Winter 2023 - Issue 33

    Welcome to the 33rd issue of the SEND Local Offer newsletter. We have packed this edition with lots of information based on parent carers and young people feedback. There are some fantastic short breaks, activities and support services included in issue 33 of the newsletter. We…
  2. Maintaining Strength Balance and Flexibility

    As we get older we start to lose muscle strength, losing up to 30% between the ages of 50 and 70 years and this can make falls more likely. Even just one fall can cause a lot of pain and distress and have a huge impact on self confidence. You might…
  3. Stop Germs Spreading (NHS)

    The NHS resource on Stop Germs Spreading teaches those simple yet vital gestures. Hand washing: Wet Soap Wash Rinse Dry Coughing and sneezing: Catching it Bin it Kill it Norovirus bug Known as the 'winter vomiting bug', this virus is highly contagious.  Some useful tips and advice to…
  4. Your care after discharge from hospital

    If you go into hospital, you may be worried about whether you’ll cope when you leave. Find out about the support available to your from the Council's Intermediate Care Reablement team (click on this sentence) Find out what the advice and guidance is on your…
  5. Using public transport with a disability

    All public transport vehicles have to be "accessible" to avoid causing difficulty for disabled passengers. Public transport vehicles also have to accept guide dogs or assistance dogs. However, if you are using public transport, it’s worth contacting the transport operator before you travel to make…
  6. Transport

    School Transport Policy Consultation - Brighter Futures for Children is seeking families' views on proposed changes to its school transport policy. Period of consultation: 19 February 2024 to 17 March 2024. Click here to find out more. There are various types of transport available to Reading residents who have special…
  7. Health Checks - What you need to know

    Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented – even if you have a history of them in your family. By having your free NHS…
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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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