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Coronavirus

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.

If you have any queries, please email us at dos@reading.gov.uk or fis@reading.gov.uk

Carer's Assessment and support

If you are the parent carer for a disabled child or you provide unpaid care and support to a Reading adult (18 years+), you may be eligible for Carer's Support from Reading Borough Council's Social Care Services or Brighter Futures for Children.

How to get an Assessment - Contact TUvida Carer's Hub - if you are the parent carer of a disabled child (Under the age of 18 years) or an adult carer of another adult. Contact them on 0118 324 7333 or berkshirehub@tuvida.org. (this service is available to all carers, both for children and adults)

Please call 0118 937 3641 if you have any queries about a disabled child and to speak to the Children's Single Point of Access

If the person you care for lives outside the Borough of Reading you must ask their local Social Services department for a Carer’s Assessment.

Support for Young Carers

Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) also supports children under 18 years who have extra responsibilities at home because of a disabled sibling or parent with support needs.

See link: Support for Young Carers for details

 

Who to contact

Telephone
0118 937 3747 if you look after a Reading adult
0118 324 7333 if you need a carer's assessment - (all carers)
0118 9373641 if you want to speak to Children's Single Point of Access
Website
Carer's Assessment

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.