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SEND Short Breaks

Short Breaks (all ability activities & overnight breaks) The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011, requires Local Authorities to provide a range of short breaks for families with disabled children (age 0-19yrs). In Reading this is delivered through Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC). Short breaks…

Personal budgets and direct payments - or Adults

If you are not able to fund your own care and support needs, you will need to complete a self assessment form and submit it to the Adult Care team at Reading Borough Council. Find out more about direct payments  A Personal Budget can be…

NHS Health Services

NHS Choices For information about health conditions, advice about staying well plus signposting to local health services: Visit www.nhs.uk Carers Direct on NHS Choices For information and advice for carers visit www.nhs.uk/carers or call the Carer’s Direct Helpline 0300 123 1053 Your local pharmacy Ask…

Reading Information, Advice & Support Service for SEND (SENDIASS)

Reading Information, Advice & Support Service for SEND (Reading IASS)- The service was formerly called the Parent Partnership Service. It offers free confidential and impartial advice and support to Reading parents and carers who have children (up to the age of 25) with special educational needs or disabilities.…

Living well with Autism

Autism in Reading Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects how a person communicates with and relates to others, learns, and processes information. It is currently estimated that roughly one in every 100 people has autism. As a spectrum condition, autism affects people in…

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…

Special United - Youth Area (Young People's Forum)

Special United is a youth forum for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their siblings, age 8-25 years, living within the Reading Borough. The youth forum is run by Reading Families Forum, a local charity supporting families who have…

Young Person Friendly Coronavirus Support

Introduction This page is a one-stop-shop for young people in Reading to access up to date information and support during the Coronavirus outbreak and government lockdown. It’s important to ensure that you keep up to date with all the changes that the government are advising…

Blogs - from Local SEND Services

Parent carers requested local service providers write blogs about thier organisations or services they offer, so that parent carers have a better understanding about the support available, how to access it, and make referrals. Page created - March 2021 Updated - June 2021

Parents useful apps & websites

This page has details of local and national groups that parents may find useful. Page reviewed May 2022