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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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Reading Carers Card

You may be eligible for a carers card. Carers cards help make others aware that somebody is dependent on you. Having a carers card can be useful if you need support or assistance when you’re out and about. Carers cards are free for unpaid carers…

Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP)

Education Health & Care Plans (EHCP) Reviewed - January 2021 Updated - January 2021

Capital Fund Plan to support development of Specialist Education Provision for Children & Young People with Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs)

Brighter Futures For Children, Reading Capital Fund Plan to support development of Specialist Education Provision for Children & Young People with Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs) Capital Fund Plan - May 2019 Introduction The Government has committed some funding to support local authorities to invest…

Direct Payments - a guide for parents and carers (BFfC)

The Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) Direct Payment, a guide for parent carers, provides step-by-step guidance on how to access a direct payment.  You can view the full guide here Updated - September 2021

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…

Community Wellbeing - Latest Updates

January 2022 Computer training opportunities Courses at the Crescent Centre, Earley Start Computing Friday 21st January - 18th February 2022 1.00pm- 3.00pm Fee £50 https://www.earleycrescent.org/events-1/start-computing-3  Next Steps in Computing Friday 21st January – 18th February 2022 10am- 12 noon Fee £50 https://www.earleycrescent.org/events-1/next-steps-in-computing-2 Employment opportunities in construction Thursday…

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…