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Support Groups

PSC has set up a number of support groups in response to feedback about the lack of ongoing support available, and subsequent feelings of isolation experienced by many of our families.

  • Families with a child or young person with additional needs, and/or disabilities, who lives, or attends a school, in Berkshire
  • Families in need of ongoing support, and wanting to talk with others in a similar situation

Parent support groups are a great way to meet other parents for practical and emotional support. Groups generally offer:

  • Friendship
  • Opportunities to socialise
  • Information and advice
  • Emotional and moral support
  • A listening ear
  • A regular meeting place

We have the following support groups:

Community Support Groups: groups in local communities, funded by the People’s Health Trust, for parent/carers of children and young people with additional needs.

Kinship Carers Support Group: for family members who are caring for children who cannot be cared for by their birth parents (e.g. Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, Family Friends).

Adoptive Mums Support Group: for adoptive mums who are parenting/caring for children who have experienced developmental trauma and/or have special needs.

Dads and Male Carers Support Group: for birth fathers and male carers (Adoptive Parents, Foster Carers and Kinship Carers) who are parenting/caring for children who have experienced developmental trauma and/or have special needs.

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Who to contact

0118 9863532
07557 102623
07810 689679

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.