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Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on here are still in the process of posting service updates. Many phone lines and websites are still available, but some contact details have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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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…

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…

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…

Flu Vaccine - information and resources page

Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.  It can be unpleasant and makes most people feel exhausted and unwell.  Many healthy people will recover in about a week, but in older people, younger children or people who have certain condition,…

Policies, Pathways & Documents

COVID-19 update documents below (September 2020) This section will provide information on policies (both local and national) pathways and documents which parents, carers, young people and practitioners may find useful.

SEND Pre-Diagnosis - Are you Concerned about your child?

As a parent you know your child best and will be aware of how he or she is growing and developing. Sometimes as a parent, you may become concerned about your child’s development and, when this is the case, it is helpful to know who…

SEND Process Transitioning Through School Years & Beyond

Transition from pre-school through to adulthood Updated October 2019   

Transition - Becoming an adult and preparing for the future

This section is designed to provide information for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) on support and services available to help them make informed choices about their futures. This sections includes information on a wide range of subjects, including the following: Post-16…

What is Down's Syndrome?

What is Downs Syndrome? Down's syndrome, is a genetic condition that typically causes some level of learning disability and a characteristic range of physical features. Most babies born with Down's syndrome are diagnosed with the condition after birth and are likely to have: reduced muscle tone…

Carers Advice & Support

Are you a carer? If you look after a child or young person with special educational needs and/or disabilities or a child with a long term illness you are a carer, even if you don’t think of yourself that way. There are many ways that…