Elevate ~ Helping you towards a Brighter Future

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Our aim is to help NEET (or Risk of NEET) young people aged 16-18 (up to 25 for SEND and Care Leavers) to make informed career choices about their future. Our role is to provide impartial advice and guidance supporting young people back into Employment, Education and Training.

Young people aged 16-25 will have access to a wide range of services in the hub, including: advice on the academic and vocational opportunities available; first-hand experience of work places through the DWP Kick Start scheme; training sessions from local partners and employers; access to digital technology within the hub; resources to help with career planning; training on CV building, interview preparation and communication skills and drop-in support from health practitioners.

Young people can be referred to the service by their DWP Work Coach or Youth Employability Coach.

There is also a live chat facility for young people/parents/carers who may want to chat to us online – this service is open Mon-Friday 9-5pm

Visit Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) ~ Elevate (Careers Service)  to find out more.

Who to contact

0118 937 3766 0118 937 3766 07929 178133 07929 178133
Brighter Futures for Children - Elevate
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Where to go

Octopus Room, Curious Lounge, 1st Floor, Pinnacle Building
20, Tudor Road
Directions to RG1 1NH


Age Ranges
16 - 18 years (up to 25 years for young people with additional special needs)


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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.


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Contact the Team

Family Information Service

fis@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

SEND Local Offer

localoffer@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

Adult & Carers Support

CSAAdvice.Signposting@reading.gov.uk 0118 937 3747 0118 937 3747
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