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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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Brighter Futures for Children

Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) are a not-for-profit-company established to deliver children's services in the Reading Borough area, giving the best possible opportunities for the children of Reading. The services they offer are: Adoption Children's Guide to Being in Care Children's Single Point of Access (CSPoA) Children's…

SEND Short Breaks

View the Christmas Short Breaks - Funded by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) 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…

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…

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…

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…

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 disabilities.…

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…

Young Person Friendly Coronavirus Support

Introduction This page is a one-stop-shop for young people in Reading to access up to date information and support during the Coronavirus outbreak and government lockdown. It’s important to ensure that you keep up to date with all the changes that the government are advising…

Early Years Team Supporting SEND

Team members visit settings annually to ensure they meet the welfare requirements of the EYFS which include developing the Universal Provision set out in the Graduated Approach, and ensuring that settings are meeting the legal requirements of the SEND Code of Practice. Early Years Team…

What is the Local Offer?

Reading's Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support and services are available in the local area.  It will help parents, carers, and young people to see clearly the range of services, support, and…