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Education, Schools & Services

A child or young person who has a special educational need or disability (SEND) may need some extra help to get the best out of their education and learning. A child or young person with SEND can usually be supported from the resources which early…

Help with heating costs

If you struggle to keep warm in winter you may be eligible for benefits, discounts and/or energy efficiency improvements to help with heating costs. Click here for further information about help with heating costs. You can also contact some of the local organisations who can…

Help with decision making (Power of Attorney)

Power of Attorney If the person you look after lacks the capacity to make decisions about their care (because of a learning disability, head injury, dementia etc.) the Council will discuss their needs with the person/people legally allowed to make welfare and/or financial decisions for…

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…

SEND Guide for Parent Carers

A quick and easy guide for parent carers of children and young people with special educational needsand/or disabilities (SEND). This guide has been put together with parent carers, in partnership with other services, to help families access information on local SEND services for children, young people with…

Early Years & Childcare

If you would like to complete the 2021 Childcare Survey, an annual survey Brighter Futures for Children must carry out to make sure there is sufficient high-quality, flexible and affordable childcare to meet the needs of our local community. Please use the following link Brighter Futures…

Children & Young People’s Disabilities Team (CYPDT)

Children and Young People’s Disability Team (CYPDT) CYPDT eligibility criteria Updated - August 2021

Childcare

If you would like to complete the 2021 Childcare Survey, an annual survey Brighter Futures for Children must carry out to make sure there is sufficient high-quality, flexible and affordable childcare to meet the needs of our local community. Please use the following link Brighter Futures…

Sensory Impairment

Sensory impairment is when one of your senses; sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste and spatial awareness, is no longer normal. Examples - If you wear glasses you have a sight impairment , if you find it hard to hear or have a hearing aid then…

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…