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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…

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…

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…

SEND Process Transitioning Through School Years & Beyond

Transition from pre-school through to adulthood Updated October 2020   

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…

Early Years Inclusion Funding

Early Education and Childcare Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities places a requirement on all local authorities to establish an Early Years Inclusion Fund to support 3 and 4-year olds, however in Reading this has been extended to include 2-year-old children. The EYIF is for 2,…

Childcare Costs

If you're returning to work, you'll need to think about the various factors affecting how much you can afford to pay for childcare, and what funding options are available. Visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for information on help available for childcare costs.  Last reviewed May 2020