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Deputy's Office (Reading Borough Council)

The Deputy's Office manages the finances of social care clients who are unable to do so themselves. Clients, who are already getting services from Adult Social Care Services, are referred to the Deputy's Office when they are deemed to have lost the mental capacity to…

Different types of care home

If you're looking for a residential care home, there's a huge variety of options available. There are permanent care homes for older people, homes for younger adults with disabilities, and homes for children. For further information please visit https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/Pages/care-homes.aspx 

Dignity in Care Charter

For further information on Dignity in Care and the Reading Dignity in Care Charter, click on this sentence.

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…

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

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

Disability Benefits

The person you care for may be eligible for disability benefits to help towards the cost of their care and support. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) PIP helps people aged 16 to State Pension age with some of the extra costs caused by long-term illhealth or a disability.…

Disabled Children & Young Peoples Register and Care Passport

The Disabled Children & Young People's Register (DCR) is a secure database that aims to capture information about all children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) living within the Reading Borough area.  The information that you give us…

Disabled Parking - The Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme enables people with severe mobility problems to access goods and services by allowing them to park closer to their destination. The scheme is open to eligible disabled people irrespective of whether they are a driver or passenger. For more information, please…

Disabled Students' Allowance

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty and are studying in higher education, you may be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs). These allowances cover extra disability-related costs or expenses you have while studying. There are four allowances to cover different areas of need. Specialist…