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Fostering & Adoption

This advice and guidance page describes the process for becoming a foster carer and/or adoptive parent.   Last reviewed May 2021.

Free health checks for over-14s with a learning disability

Reading Mencap has run the 'Being as Healthy as We Can’ multi-disciplinary Learning Disability Health Working Group this year and is focusing on Annual Health Checks. They have designed this flyer to raise awareness that children and young people with Learning Disability, from age 14…

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 2020

Graduated Response Documents for Early Years & Schools

Graduated response documents for Early Years 0-5 year, and Schools 5 - 16 years. Updated - May 2021

Health & Social Care

This section gives you information about health services for children and young people including specialist nursing, therapies (e.g. physiotherapy, speech and language therapy), Child and Adolescent Mental Health and audiology and tells you how you can get help from them. Simply click on the relevant…

Health & Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing is most important in family life, there may be many concerns and issues throughout your life and these can vary from you and your children’s health and happiness, ranging from healthy eating and road safety to protecting your children from online technology.…

Health Services (NHS) in Reading

Health services in Reading are delivered from local NHS Trusts, the first point of contact for most NHS services is usually from the Primary Care providers this includes GP’s, dentists, pharmacists, opticians including the NHS Walk In centre and NHS 111 telephone service. To find…

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…

Help from your GP

Caring can take a toll on your own health and wellbeing so it is especially important to look after yourself. It is important you identify yourself as a carer to your GP Practice so they are aware of your situation and can offer extra support if…

Help with decision making (Power of Attorney)

Power of Attorney If the person you look after lacks the capacity to make decisions about their care (because of a learning disability, head injury, dementia etc.) the Council will discuss their needs with the person/people legally allowed to make welfare and/or financial decisions for…