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What is Dyslexia?

What is dyslexia? The word 'dyslexia' comes from the Greek language and means 'difficulty with words'. It is a difference in the area of the brain that deals with language and affects the underlying skills that are needed for learning to read, write and spell.…

Health & Social Care

This section gives you information about health services for children and young people including specialist nursing, therapies (e.g. physiotherapy, speech and language therapy), Child and Adolescent Mental Health and audiology and tells you how you can get help from them.  "Simply click on the relevant…

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering opportunities Volunteering is a great way to gain skills, build up confidence, achieve goals and make new friendships. What is a Volunteer? A volunteer is someone who does unpaid work or activities within the community. Why volunteer? Volunteering is a great way to meet new…

Social care for the person you look after

Reading Borough Council and Brighter Futures for Children provide community based social care services for families with a disabled child and adults who are dependent on others for care and/or support because they are older, have a physical or learning disability, have a visual and/or…

Attendance Allowance for people over 65

Attendance Allowance is a benefit for people aged 65 or over who have a physical disability (including sensory disability, e.g. blindness), a mental disability (including learning difficulties), or both and their disability is severe enough for them to need help caring for themselves or someone to…

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…

Transport

There are various types of transport available to Reading residents who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).  This includes council run services as well as private and voluntary sector organisations. School Transport - Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) The Blue Badge Scheme - Blue Badges…

Help with travel and travel costs (plus accessible facilities)

There is a range of support to help you get out and about, including the following options: Travelling by bus Concessionary Travel Disabled parking Travelling to your workplace The Oracle Shopmobility Scheme RADAR National Key Scheme Accessible Facilities (Changing places) Other services available: Readibus ReadiBus…

Adult Care & Support Services - information page

Are you are finding it more difficult to take care of yourself or keep in touch with others because you are getting older or you have a disability or ongoing health condition? If so, Adult Social Care Services may be able to help. We offer a…

SWAN UK (Syndrome Without A Name)

SWAN create awareness of undiagnosed conditions A project offering support and information to families of children with undiagnosed genetic conditions SWAN UK (Syndrome Without A Name) estimate that 30-50% of children with severe learning disabilities and 50% of children in contact with NHS Regional Genetics…