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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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Nursery Schools & Classes

Nursery School and Classes are open term time only, please see below to find out more. For infor mation on day nurseries visit our advice & guidance page Nurseries .   Page reviewed January 2021

Help from your GP

Caring can take a toll on your own health and wellbeing so it is especially important to look after yourself. It is important you identify yourself as a carer to your GP Practice so they are aware of your situation and can offer extra support if…

SEND Definitions - Areas of Special Educational Needs/Disabilities

The related links on this page will provide guidance of some of the SEND definitions that are commonly asked about by parents/carers and professionals. Updated October 2020

SEND News, Information & Workshops/Courses

Keeping families up to date with changes is important, along with interesting and informative news items… SEND News, Information & Workshops/Courses Disability News Service Easy Read Online Easy News - Easy News is the first news magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities…

Childcare for Children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities in Reading

OFSTED registered childcare, is available in Reading for children with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND).  Reviewed September 2020

Independent Living

Independent Living  Leaving Home Are you ready to leave home? As you leave school and become an adult you might start thinking about leaving home. It is important to think about how independent you are before you leave home. You will need to think about…

Housing grants and loans

The Council offers a variety of grants for people on low incomes to help ensure homes in Reading meet the decent homes standard. For details of all grants and loans visit www.reading.gov.uk/homeimprovementgrants or call the Council’s Private Sector Housing Team on 0118 937 2562. Home…

Help with housing costs

If you are on low income and struggling to meet your housing costs, you may be eligible for help with your rent, council tax and mortgage or loan interest. The Council  also offers a variety of grants for people on low income to help ensure…

SEND - Family Finance

Family Finance aims to inform and educate families, leading to their greater financial well-being and consequent improvements in lifestyle. At a time of huge change to the benefits system, the organisations listed below will help provide a much needed source of free, confidential, high-quality and…

Transition 16-25

Transition describes the move from children’s services to adult services. This can involve leaving school, transferring from children and family services to adult social care services, and/or transferring from paediatric services to adult health services, it can also involve leaving college and moving to employment. Family…