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Transition 16-25

Transition describes the move from children’s services to adult services. This can involve leaving school, transferring from children and family services to adult social care services, and/or transferring from paediatric services to adult health services, it can also involve leaving college and moving to employment. Family…

Coronavirus ~ Latest advice for all residents (with link to Easy Read information tab)

Where to find information Coronavirus: how to stay safe and prevent the spread.  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do The latest government guidance.  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Advice for households with suspected coronavirus infection.  The full guidance is available here. Reading Borough Council have a number of useful advice pages for residents during covid-19:  Coronavirus…

Special Needs Support

Support available to Parents, Families and Carers and Young People with SEND. In this section you will find a range of information including: Local Services and Charities National Services and Charities Support Groups Where to get help and advice. If you want some specific help and advice, you…

SEND Process Transitioning Through School Years & Beyond

Transition from pre-school through to adulthood Updated October 2020   

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,…

SEND - Support in school and further education

Children and young people with SEND may find it harder to learn than most children of the same age.  Some children will need extra or different help from that given to others of the same age. If you think your child may have special educational needs, speak…

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 April 2021

Employment Training & Education

Employment, Training and Education can be accessed by anyone living or working in Reading. Young children can access 15 hours of free childcare/education from the term after their third birthday, a limited number of 2 year olds can access 2 year funded places (meeting the…

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer

Welcome to Reading’s SEND Local Offer The Family Information Service provides this information on behalf of Brighter Futures For Children which delivers children’s services in Reading. The SEND Local Offer exists to help you find information about local services, support, activities and events for children and young…

What is Sensory Impairment

What is 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…