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Do you need help to meet your care needs or to employ a Personal Assistant (PA)?

If you do, you may find it useful to recruit a Personal Assistant to help you get out and about or to help you get involved in the activities you’d like to do. Fo further information and to find out how to recruit a Personal…

Childhood Cancer Awareness Postcards

Summary The Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust has produced some postcard resources for parents, professionals and clinicians. Content varies according to the audience. Resources are available to download from https://www.gracekellyladybird.co.uk/regional-red-flags. Childhood cancer is the biggest medical cause of death in children aged 1 – 14 in…

Young People & Mental Health

The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults. Please see below, local and national…

Family Support

Parents and carers are the most important people in a child's life but family life can be challenging and difficult at times. Every family is different and has different needs and requirements so it's important that parents and carers can find the best help they…

2 Year Old Education & Childcare Funding

Your child may be eligible, if you are on a low income, some types of benefit or meet certain other criteria, you might be eligible to apply for 570 hours funded early education or childcare per year (15 hours per week over 38 weeks) for…

Brighter Futures for Children - Reading School Admissions

School admissions in Reading are delivered by Brighter Futures for Children, on behalf of Reading Borough Council. For information on School Admissions please visit www.brighterfuturesforchildren.org/school-admissions If you are looking for information on Special Educational Needs & Disabilities please visit www.brighterfuturesforchildren.org/send If you are thinking of…

Children's Action Teams (CATs)

Children’s Action Teams (CATs) in Reading are local teams providing help, guidance and support, working together with families and communities to create and achieve positive change for Reading’s children and young people. CATs work closely with schools and other services to provide family-centred support that…

Exclusion from school – A Guide for Parents

Types of exclusion An exclusion is when a headteacher decides that a child is not allowed to attend school. It may result from a series of incidents or from one very serious incident.There are three types of exclusion: lunchtime exclusion – used when a child’s playground…

Speech and Language

Speech & Language Drop In Clinics Reading ~ Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, and because we want to keep both our patients and staff as safe as possible, we have made the decision to suspend our face to face speech and language therapy drop…