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.
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.
SEND Short Breaks December 2021
We are delighted to share with you details of the SEND Short Breaks Christmas 2021 funded by BFfC , details are below and please contact the provider directly.
SEND Short Breaks Christmas Holidays Play Course with Reading Community Trust
Based at The Avenue School in Reading we are running a play course for those children with SEND from the ages of 5 years to 7 years. Full details can be found on the link below:
SEND Short Breaks Christmas Sports and Food Camp with Reading Community Trust
SEND Short Breaks Christmas Sports and Food Camp with Reading Community Trust for a ages 8 years to 16 years
SEND Short Breaks Christmas Holidays with Make Sense Theatre
Based at the Avenue School in Reading fun and inclusive drama and movement workshops for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism
Engaging workshops for young people with complex needs/Profound and Multiple Learning Disability (PMLD) including multi-sensory theatre. Full details can be found on the link: SEND Short Breaks Christmas Holidays with Make Sense Theatre | Reading Services Guide (openobjects.com)
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