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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…

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…

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

These are available to young people from 16 years plus, they are an alternative to staying in further or higher education, however they continue to learn new skills and gain qualifications.   Page reveiwed January 2022

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…

Early Years & Childcare

Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) - Brighter Futures For Children for information on activities running over the school holidays for eligible families Good quality childcare is beneficial for all children. It can play a hugely important role in your child's development, allowing them to become independent, to…

Children & Young People’s Disabilities Team (CYPDT)

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

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 2022

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…

Brighter Futures for Children

Brighter Futures for Children is a not-for-profit company, wholly owned by, but independent of, Reading Borough Council. The company took over responsibility for the delivery of Reading's children's social care, education (including SEND) and early help & prevention services in Reading in December 2018.  …