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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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SEND Short Breaks

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 delivered through Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC). Short breaks provide opportunities for disabled children and…

Sensory Impairment

Sensory impairment is when one of your senses; sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste and spatial awareness, is no longer normal. Examples - If you wear glasses you have a sight impairment , if you find it hard to hear or have a hearing aid then…

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…

Social and Activity Clubs

There's no need to feel lonely and isolated at home - there are lots of social and activity clubs which provide opportunities for you to get out, meet new friends and take part in activities you enjoy. Many clubs and groups are for people of…

Social care for the person you look after

Reading Borough Council and Brighter Futures for Children provide community based social care services for families with a disabled child and adults who are dependent on others for care and/or support because they are older, have a physical or learning disability, have a visual and/or…

South Reading Cluster Children Centres

Dear Children's Centre families We are slowly returning to our children centre buildings whilst also delivering virtual sessions. We will be uploading regular updates, activities, tips and fun ideas for you to try at home with your children. Many thanksThe Reading Children’s centre teams  …

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer

Welcome to Reading’s SEND Local Offer The Family Information Service provides this information on behalf of Brighter Futures For Children which delivers children’s services in Reading. The SEND Local Offer exists to help you find information about local services, support, activities and events for children and young…

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…

Special Needs Support

Support available to Parents, Families and Carers and Young People with SEND. In this section you will find a range of information including: Local Services and Charities National Services and Charities Support Groups Where to get help and advice. If you want some specific help and advice, you…

Special United - Youth Area (Young People's Forum)

Special United is a youth forum for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their siblings, age 8-25 years, living within the Reading Borough. The youth forum is run by Reading Families Forum, a local charity supporting families who have…