NEW LOOK! SEND Local Offer Newsletter Winter 2023 - Click Here to view
It’s here! The Winter edition of the new look SEND Local Offer Newsletter 2023. It’s packed with lots of information including blogs from:-
Please feel free to give us feedback on this latest edition, all suggestions are welcomed! If there are any topics you would like us to include in the next newsletter, please do let us know.
Information can also be found here SEND Local Offer - Newsletter | Reading Services Guide
Short Breaks for the Christmas Holidays can be found here - SEND Short Breaks (all ability activities & overnight breaks) | Reading Services Guide
SEND Local Offer 16+ Guide - SEND Local Offer 16+ Guide | Reading Services Guide
Please keep visiting the SEND Local Offer for updates on local services www.readingsendlocaloffer.org
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 & Holiday Activity Fund Programme Christmas Holidays 2023
SEND Short Breaks December 2023 Session - Reading Play, Ranger Station
Reading Play welcomes you to The Ranger Station as your SEND half term provider, we will be holding two sessions on Thursday 21st December 2023. We will be hosting a range of activities for the sessions which include:
10am – 12:30pm Age 4 to 7 years
1:30pm to 4pm – Age 8 to 12 years
Some activities listed above maybe weather dependent, therefore we will ensure that we have alternative activities planned.
Please be aware that any young people attending will be supported within a ratio of no greater than 1:4 and to participate in the activities young people will be offered instructions and be supervised by instructors, where we feel a young person is unable to participate in our range of activities or has not settled to the point we do not feel we can provide the level of enjoyment we wish, we will contact carers and parents and this may result in collection.
Reading Play T:0118 937 3283 E: email@example.com
Further information and booking can be found here Reading Directory | SEND Short Breaks December 2023 Session - Reading Play, Ranger Station
SEND Short Breaks -Chance to Dance Stars CIC - Dance and Multi Activity Program
Short breaks are available for Reading children aged 5 years to 18 years old.
We cater for children 5 years to 25 years at all our activities. (discounted short breaks not available for 19-25yrs)
Chance to Dance Stars CIC will provide group activities for children & young people with disabilities to have new experiences with sport and dance, to have fun and to build upon social and physical needs.
Sundays 10am to 2pm
12th, 19th and 26th November
3rd and 17th December.
*Christmas Holiday Camp 27th and 28th December*
Contact: Victoria Andrews 07736 343570 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information and booking instructions can be found here Reading Directory | SEND Short Breaks -Chance to Dance Stars CIC - Dance and Multi Activity Program
Christmas SEND Holiday Clubs 2023 - Make/Sense Theatre
Make/Sense Theatre's popular holiday clubs are back for Christmas 2023!
We will be running sessions for young people aged 4-25, with moderate learning difficulties (MLD) as well as more complex, medical needs.
Our highly-trained members of staff will design sessions perfect for all ages, and integrating a love of performing arts with opportunities to socialise, meet other young people, play games and have fun!
Rosie Durance Tel: 07554664825 email: email@example.com
Further information and booking details please click on the link Reading Directory | Christmas SEND Holiday Clubs 2023 - Make/Sense Theatre
Holiday Activities and Food scheme (HAF)
Brighter Futures for Children co-ordinates the Holiday Activities and Food scheme on behalf of Reading Borough Council, funded by the Department for Education.
Please note: HAF registration is only open to children eligible for pupil premium free school meals.
Further information and booking details please click on the link Holiday Activities and Food scheme (HAF) - Brighter Futures For Children
Link to Short Breaks page Reading Directory | SEND Short Breaks (all ability activities & overnight breaks)
For parent carers who need information on childcare, holiday clubs, childminders etc for the school holiday – www.readingfis.org/childcare