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Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on here are still in the process of posting service updates. Many phone lines and websites are still available, but some contact details have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Help with travel and travel costs (plus accessible facilities)

There is a range of support to help you get out and about. Click here for more information about help with travel and travel costs, including: Travelling by bus Concessionary Travel Disabled parking Travelling to your workplace The Oracle Shopmobility Scheme RADAR National Key Scheme…

Adult Care & Support Services - information page

Are you are finding it more difficult to take care of yourself or keep in touch with others because you are getting older or you have a disability or ongoing health condition? If so, Adult Social Care Services may be able to help. We offer a…

SWAN UK (Syndrome Without A Name)

SWAN create awareness of undiagnosed conditions A project offering support and information to families of children with undiagnosed genetic conditions SWAN UK (Syndrome Without A Name) estimate that 30-50% of children with severe learning disabilities and 50% of children in contact with NHS Regional Genetics…

Children & Young People’s Disabilities Team (CYPDT) - COVID-19 (update)

COVID-19 Update from CYPDT - With regards pay for PA’s employed through Direct Payments during this covid-19 pandemic. It has been agreed that BFFC and ACS will adopt a unified approach, detailed below. • If the PA has been asked not to work by the Employer…

Policies, Pathways & Documents

COVID-19 update documents below (June 2020) This section will provide information on policies (both local and national) pathways and documents which parents, carers, young people and practitioners may find useful.

Special Needs Activities

There are different types of activities available, clubs that are specifically designed around the needs of children/young people with special needs that also offer a Short Breaks and clubs where the parent/carer stays. Some parents prefer an inclusive club where all children are welcome and this…

Short 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 provided by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC). Short breaks form part of a continuum of services, which support disabled…

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…

Further (Post 16 years) & Higher Education

This section deals with the compulsory education requirements until a young person is 18 years and the continuing education that is available after this age.   Page reviewed December 2019

Transport

There are various types of transport available to Reading residents who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.  This includes council run services as well as private and voluntary sector organisations. School Transport Statutory free transport may be available for Pupils with an Education, Health & Care…
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