Holiday Activities & clubs
Families in Reading may be eligible to free activities running during the summer holiday, which are funded by the Holiday Activity Fund (HAF). To find out more about eligibility and how to access the activities visit Holiday Activities and Food scheme (HAF) - Brighter Futures For Children
General Holiday Activities can be found on the following search list - Search Results | Reading Services Guide
For parent carers who need information on childcare, holiday clubs, childminders etc for the school holiday – www.readingfis.org/childcare
Support for children & young people
Children's Single Point of Access (CSPOA) - If you have concerns about a child or young person in Reading and need to let us know. The Children’s Single Point of Access is where to raise a concern about a child (pre-birth to 18 years old) in Reading. Report concerns about a child (brighterfuturesforchildren.org)
The following local organisations provide free food, no referral is needed to access their service. Please click here for more details
To access the ReadiFood Food Parcels a referral needs to be made, please visit their website to find out more https://readifood.org.uk/
Children eat free at ASDA stores when adult spends £1 Asda also launched ‘Essential Living Hub’ a one-stop website where customers can access a wide range of hints, tips for the weekly food shop, including how to save energy, budget better, buy and cook smarter…
School uniform support
There isn’t a grant available for school uniform in the Reading Borough area. The first point of call would be the school your child will be attending as they may have funds available or offer uniforms at a reduced rate to families on low incomes.
There are a number of local organisations that have also helped in the past with pre-used school uniforms please click here to find out more. Contact them directly for more details.
The following organisations provide school uniforms however families will need to be referred click here for their contact details.
Contact Reading Citizen Advice Bureau if you need further help and support click here
The turn2US charity website has a charity search to find organisations that may be able to help with grants visit https://grants-search.turn2us.org.uk/
Street Support Network
Useful advice related to homelessness https://streetsupport.net/reading/advice/
Drug & Alcohol Support
CGL (Change Grow Live) - Local service based in Reading offering drug and alcohol advice support to anyone affected Change Grow Live (CGL) Reading