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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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What is Vision Impairment?

What is Vision Impairment? Many people have some type of visual problem at some point in their lives. Some can no longer see objects far away. Others have problems reading small print. These types of conditions are often easily treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses.…

What is Autism?

What is autism? Autism is a complex developmental condition that typically appears during the first three or four years of a child's life, (girls are being diagnosed more frequently now as there is more knowledge about how autism effects girls). Autism impacts on the areas of…

East Reading Cluster Children Centres

Dear Children's Centre families We are slowly returning to our children centre buildings whilst also delivering virtual sessions. We will be uploading regular updates, activities, tips and fun ideas for you to try at home with your children. Many thanksThe Reading Children’s centre teams  Click…

West Central Cluster Children Centres

Dear Children's Centre families We are slowly returning to our children centre buildings whilst also delivering virtual sessions. We will be uploading regular updates, activities, tips and fun ideas for you to try at home with your children. Many thanksThe Reading Children’s centre teams  Click to…

West Cluster Children Centres

Dear Children's Centre families We are slowly returning to our children centre buildings whilst also delivering virtual sessions. We will be uploading regular updates, activities, tips and fun ideas for you to try at home with your children. Many thanksThe Reading Children’s centre teams   Click to…

South Reading Cluster Children Centres

Dear Children's Centre families We are slowly returning to our children centre buildings whilst also delivering virtual sessions. We will be uploading regular updates, activities, tips and fun ideas for you to try at home with your children. Many thanksThe Reading Children’s centre teams  …

Fostering & Adoption

This advice and guidance page describes the process for becoming a foster carer and/or adoptive parent.   Last reviewed May 2021.

Health & Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing is most important in family life, there may be many concerns and issues throughout your life and these can vary from you and your children’s health and happiness, ranging from healthy eating and road safety to protecting your children from online technology.…

Health Services (NHS) in Reading

Health services in Reading are delivered from local NHS Trusts, the first point of contact for most NHS services is usually from the Primary Care providers this includes GP’s, dentists, pharmacists, opticians including the NHS Walk In centre and NHS 111 telephone service. To find…

Healthy weight Keep active - information page and factsheet

Overweight and obesity in Reading is a serious public health concern, which has a significant impact on people's physical health, emotional wellbeing and reduces life expectancy by an average of 8-10 years. Excess weight is strongly linked to a person's risk of developing serious long-term…