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NHS Long Term Plan

Here are some additional resources that have been made available following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan.  These include: NHS Long Term Plan - Easy read version A five minute video explaining provisions for learning disability and autism, featuring NHS England representatives Aaron…

NHS Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS)

If you are referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme…

Vehicle road tax exemption and reduction

If you’re disabled or have a serious long-term condition, you may be exempt from vehicle excise duty (known as road tax or car tax).  You’ll qualify for tax exemption if you’re eligible for the higher rate of mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA),…

Hot Weather Alert - information page

During the summer, temperatures are likely to rise to levels that increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable people, particularly older people and young children, those with long term conditions, people with breathing conditions such as asthma or COPD may be more affected when there are…

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

From April 2017 the Disability Access Fund (DAF) came into effect.  Updated - March 2022

Direct Payments - Employing a personal assistant for your child using Direct Payments - a guide for parents and carers (BFfC)

Direct Payments - a guide for parents and carers to employing a Personal Assisitant (PA) for your child using a Direct Payment (BFfC) provides step-by-step guidance on how to employ a personal assistant for your child using a direct payment from BFfC. You can view…

SEND Process Transitioning Through School Years & Beyond

Transition from pre-school through to adulthood Updated May 2022  

Substance Misuse

This advice and guidance page looks at substance abuse and the organisations that are available nationwide and locally to support individuals and families. Page reviewed April 2022.

Debt Support Services

The Family Information Service has put together information on services that can offer debt advice and support. Please visit the individual websites to find out more...   Last reviewed April 2022.

Transition from Children to Adult Health Services - Ready Steady Go!

Ready Steady Go! Project Transition Nurse We are pleased to announce that from Dec 2014 we have appointed a transition nurse from Royal Berkshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She will be based at the Royal Berkshire Hospital but will facilitate transition across the Thames Valley…