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  • The national charity Contact have a number of virtual workshops for families of children with additional needs from finances, educational support and handling meetings effectively as a parent. See for more details Family workshops | Contact

 

  • The Reading Family Carers Card

Many people are family carers and support someone who relies on them to collect shopping, prescriptions and other essential items. You may not identify yourself as a carer because you are firstly a parent, a wife, husband, daughter, son, grandchild, friend or neighbour.

Reading Mencap have produced The Reading Family Carers Card it’s available to carers for FREE and it will identify you as a family carer in order to help shorten the time you might have to spend queueing for a shop, a pharmacy or even a health appointment. It is supported by Reading Borough Council.

Please click on the link below to the Reading Services Guide information page about the Reading Families Carers Card.

https://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/advice.page?id=FiM1gU0NzYk

 

  • Reading Information, Advice & Support Service for SEND (Reading IASS) 

This service was formerly called the Parent Partnership Service. It offers free confidential and impartial advice and support to Reading parents and carers who have children (up to the age of 25) with special educational needs or disability. Here is a link to their website where you can find further information.          https://www.readingiass.org/                      

 

 

The following services are offering short breaks, for children and young people with additional needs, living in the Reading Borough area. Please contact the service directly to book a place.

 

SEND Summer Short Breaks – Make Sense Theatre 2021

Funded by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC

Summer Theatre at The Avenue School in August

£8 per 3 hour session and £4 for the one hour Parent session.  

Click on the link for full details and flyer SEND Summer Short Breaks – Make Sense Theatre 2021 | Reading Services Guide (openobjects.com)

Tel: 01189461739 e: makesensetheatre@gmail.com

 

SEND Summer Short Breaks - Multi Sport Camps Reading Community Football Trust 2021

Funded by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC

Multi Sport Camps with RFC

20 children per session

Click on the link for full details and flyer SEND Summer Short Breaks - Multi Sport Camps Reading Community Football Trust 2021 | Reading Services Guide (openobjects.com)

Tel: 07306 357723 e: drook@readingfc.co.uk

 

 

SEND Summer Short Breaks - Chance to Dance Stars CIC - SEND Activity Days

Funded by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC

Limited spaces to meet government guidelines of a maximum of 15. 

Location – Beansheaf Community Centre, Charrington Road, Calcot, Reading, RG31 7AW
Cost - FREE for all Reading Residents - Session are funded by Brighter Futures for Children. Short breaks are available for Reading children aged 5 years and older who have a diagnosed disability. 

Booking - https://chance-to-dance.class4kids.co.uk 

Click on the link for full details SEND Summer Short Breaks - Chance to Dance Stars CIC - SEND Activity Days | Reading Services Guide (openobjects.com)

Tel: 07736 343570 e: vickieandrews50@hotmail.co.uk

 

SEND Summer Short Breaks - Reading Rockets SEN Basketball Camp 2021

SEN Basketball Camp (Ages 8-18) Cost £10

John Madejski Academy

This 2 hour mini camp is a great opportunity for children to have great fun whilst learning the skills and game of basketball. The environment is really lovely for the young people that attend and lots of time and help is given during activities. Steph Johnson who runs the camp has had lot's of experience working in SEN schools, running camps and is head of Special Olympics Basketball for Berkshire. Mon 26th July 2021 10am-12noon

Click on link for full details SEND Summer Short Breaks - Reading Rockets SEN Basketball Camp 2021 | Reading Services Guide (openobjects.com)

Tel: 0118 9263040 e: steph.johnson@readingrockets.co.uk

 

All the Short Breaks information can be found on the following page on Reading SEND Local Offer – click Short Breaks

 

If you want to find out more about short breaks – visit - https://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/family.action?familychannel=3-7