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  1. Advocacy for vulnerable adults

    Independent Advocacy If someone has substantial difficulty in taking part in an assessment, and has no one suitable to support them, social services can find them an independent advocate. An advocate is someone who can support the person to understand the process, make choices and…
  2. Alternative Provision

    Information on alternative provision providers on Reading's SEND Local Offer, click here to view provision records. Approved Alternative Providers - information can be found on the BFfC website, click here to view the information. Last reviewed February 2024 
  3. Alzheimer's disease

    Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting an estimated 850,000 people in the UK. Dementia is a progressive neurological disease which affects multiple brain functions, including memory. The exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is unknown, although a number of things are thought to…
  4. Attendance Allowance for people over 65

    Attendance Allowance is a benefit for people aged 65 or over who have a physical disability (including sensory disability, e.g. blindness), a mental disability (including learning difficulties), or both and their disability is severe enough for them to need help caring for themselves or someone to…
  5. Autism Support

    Autism Berkshire and Reading Mencap support people with autism and learning disabilities to build self esteem, onfidence and have more say and control over their own lives. https://www.autismberkshire.org.uk/ https://www.readingmencap.org.uk/    
  6. Autism Training

    Autism is a spectrum condition that affects around one in every 100 people. Children, young people and adults on the spectrum will come into contact with a range of different people and organisations in their everyday life and, depending on how their autism affects them,…
  7. Baby Boost Programme (BFfC)

    Helping babies born in lock-down get ready for nursery Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) are offering the Baby Boost programme to all children born in Reading during the pandemic can now access a range of additional activities and support to get them ready for nursery and school. Parent carers can find out more…
  8. Befriending Services - factsheet

    A befriender is a volunteer who offers companionship and support to people who are isolated and lonely – they may visit you at home and/or phone for a regular chat. A befriender can offer conversation and a listening ear. They can also help you get…
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Family Information Service

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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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