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Autism Berkshire Free Workshops June 21st & 19th July 2021

News from Autism Berkshire

Free workshops advise autistic adults and their

parents and carers through benefits applications

 Free places can now be booked for two online Understanding Your Benefits Rights online workshops with Autism Berkshire's expert advisers.

The workshops will help autistic young people and adults (aged 16+) and their parents and carers in the Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire council areas to understand their entitlement to benefits, how to apply, what supporting evidence to include and the appeals process.

The workshops both run from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Mondays, using video links, as follows:

  • June 21: For autistic young people and adults aged 16+, and their parents and carers, looking at applying for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
  • July 19: For autistic young people and adults aged 16+, and their parents and carers, looking at applying for Universal Credit and Employment & Support Allowance (ESA).

They also look at related issues, including employment advice and support available to autistic adults.

People can find out more about these workshops and register for free places at https://www.autismberkshire.org.uk/benefits-service/ where they can also find more information about the charity’s Benefits Service.

Autism Berkshire’s benefits advisers can be contacted by email at benefits@autismberkshire.org.uk or by calling 01189 594 594 (option 2) and leaving a voicemail message.

The workshops are supported by Reading Borough Council’s New Directions College community learning service.

Who to contact

Telephone
01189 594 594 (option 2) Leave a message
E-mail
benefits@autismberkshire.org.uk

Where to go

Name
Online

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday 10.30am to 12.30pm 21st June & 19th July 2021
Time of day
Morning

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.