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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Cancer - Support Services and Advice

What is cancer? Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. Other terms used are malignant tumours and neoplasms. One defining feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond…

Early Help

On this page you will be able to find out more about Early Help. We work with parents, children, young people and alongside our partners in the wider Early Help community. Page reviewed January 2022

Healthy weight Keep active - information page and factsheet

Overweight and obesity in Reading is a serious public health concern, which has a significant impact on people's physical health, emotional wellbeing and reduces life expectancy by an average of 8-10 years. Excess weight is strongly linked to a person's risk of developing serious long-term…

What is Autism?

What is autism? Autism is a complex developmental condition that typically appears during the first three or four years of a child's life, (girls are being diagnosed more frequently now as there is more knowledge about how autism effects girls). Autism impacts on the areas of…

Fostering & Adoption

This advice and guidance page describes the process for becoming a foster carer and/or adoptive parent.   Last reviewed May 2021.

Health Services (NHS) in Reading

Health services in Reading are delivered from local NHS Trusts, the first point of contact for most NHS services is usually from the Primary Care providers this includes GP’s, dentists, pharmacists, opticians including the NHS Walk In centre and NHS 111 telephone service. To find…

Health & Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing is most important in family life, there may be many concerns and issues throughout your life and these can vary from you and your children’s health and happiness, ranging from healthy eating and road safety to protecting your children from online technology.…

West Cluster Children Centres

  Parents can attend any session anywhere in Reading. Click to view the Children Centre booklet West Cluster Children's Centres ~ current activities   Last reviewed November 2021

East Reading Cluster Children Centres

Parents can attend any session anywhere in Reading. Click to view the Children Centre booklet East Cluster Children's Centres  current activities   Last reviewed November 2021

South Reading Cluster Children Centres

  Parents can attend any session anywhere in Reading. Click to view the Children Centre booklet South Cluster Children's Centres ~ current activities     Last reviewed November 2021