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Coronavirus

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.

If you have any queries, please email us at dos@reading.gov.uk or fis@reading.gov.uk

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Offending Behaviour

The Family Information Service has sourced the following organisations who can offer information and support for families and individuals who are experiencing behaviour issues.   Page reviewed March 2020

Parenting Support

Parenting Courses Reading Borough Council, offer many different parenting use the following link to find out more and to register an interest Parenting. Your local children's centres will also run courses and offer support to families, check with your local centre to find out if  they are…

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…

Policies, Pathways & Documents

COVID-19 update documents below (September 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.

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 disability.…

Reading Youth

Young Person Friendly Coronavirus Support Your one-stop-shop for all things 'youth' in Reading.  This site provides you with access to a wide variety of events, activites and organisations for young people in Reading.  Make sure you use the search bars at the top of the pages…

Report - Disability Awareness Day 2019 - Thursday 15th August!

The Oracle shopping Centre provided the venue for Reading’s third Disability Awareness Day.  The event, with the theme “Staying healthy - Mind and Body” was held to celebrate the diversity of Reading residents and visitors who may have a physical disability, sensory need or neurological…

Requesting an EHC Needs Assessment, Identifying and Assessing SEND

Special Educational Needs/Disabilities If you are concerned your child is finding school work difficult or not making progress, it is always best to talk to their teacher. Some children may need extra help with their education, and schools have responsibility for meeting children’s needs, ensuring…

SEND - Family Finance

Family Finance aims to inform and educate families, leading to their greater financial well being and consequent improvements in lifestyle. At a time of huge change to the benefit system, the organisations listed below will help provide a much needed source of free, confidential, high…