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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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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…

Children's Action Teams (CATs)

Children’s Action Teams (CATs) in Reading are local teams providing help, guidance and support, working together with families and communities to create and achieve positive change for Reading’s children and young people. CATs work closely with schools and other services to provide family-centred support that…

Coronavirus ~ Latest advice for all residents (with link to Easy Read information tab)

Where to find information National Lockdown Information from January 2021 ~   https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home The latest government guidance.  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Advice for households with suspected coronavirus infection.  The full guidance is available here. Reading Borough Council have a number of useful advice pages for residents during covid-19:  Coronavirus ~…

Coronavirus ~ Latest advice for all residents (with link to Easy Read information tab)

Where to find information Government guidance published 27/11/2020  Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings.   2 December guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).  The latest government guidance.  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Advice for households with suspected…

Deputy's Office (Reading Borough Council)

The Deputy's Office manages the finances of social care clients who are unable to do so themselves. Clients, who are already getting services from Adult Social Care Services, are referred to the Deputy's Office when they are deemed to have lost the mental capacity to…

Dignity in Care Event (PDSN) - 22 February 2016

The Physical Disability & Sensory Needs Network (PDSN) held the ‘Dignity in Care’ event on Monday 22 February at the Civic Offices, Reading.  The event was attended by 20 service users and members of voluntary sector organisations. The event was set up in response to…

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

From April 2017 the Disability Access Fund (DAF) came in to effect.  Updated July 2020

Disabled Students' Allowance

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty and are studying in higher education, you may be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs). These allowances cover extra disability-related costs or expenses you have while studying. There are four allowances to cover different areas of need. Specialist…

Do you need help to meet your care needs or to employ a Personal Assistant (PA)?

If you do, you may find it useful to recruit a Personal Assistant to help you get out and about or to help you get involved in the activities you’d like to do. Fo further information and to find out how to recruit a Personal…