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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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Independent Living

Independent Living  Leaving Home Are you ready to leave home? As you leave school and become an adult you might start thinking about leaving home. It is important to think about how independent you are before you leave home. You will need to think about…

Jargon Buster

Jargon Buster Academy - An independently run school that receives government funding. Many academies have converted from maintained schools. Academies may be run by businesses, other schools, charities or voluntary groups. Academies are not controlled by the local authority and have a lot of freedom…

Learning Disabilities: Annual Health Checks

People with learning disabilities often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This doesn't need to be the case. The Annual Health Check scheme is for adults and young people aged 14 or above with learning disabilities who need more health support and who…

Learning disability services and List of local Day Activities for people with Learning Disabilities

There is a wide range of day opportunities offered across the borough for people with learnign disabilities.  The services offered aim to make sure that people with learning disabilities have the support they need to: stay healthy and well be as independent as possible and…

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…

Local Offer Feedback & Consultations

We would welcome feedback from parents carers, children and young people, and practitioners using the SEND Local Offer to access services and support.  Reading's Local Offer will continually grow over time to ensure it provides a genuinely valuable resource for our children, young people and…

Mental Health Support Team

COVID-19 Update  “We are working toward offering face to face contact in the new academic year (i.e. September 2020 onwards).  This position statement was updated w/c 21.9.2020 and will be next reviewed w/c 19.10.2020.” If you have received support from the MHST, we would warmly welcome…

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…

NHS Long Term Plan

Here are some additional resources that have been made available following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan.  These include:  An easy read version of the Plan, which you can view here. A five minute video explaining provisions for learning disability and autism, featuring…

Nursery Schools & Classes

Nursery School and Classes are open term time only, please see below to find out more. For infor mation on day nurseries visit our advice & guidance page Nurseries .   Page reviewed January 2020