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Events in 2019

Krazy Play Days

Date, time: 10th July 2019, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Venue: Krazy Play Days, Unit 7, Sterling Way, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 6HW
Entry: FREE entry, light refreshment, siblings welcome
Full details: Pdf

Maryam Makki and Gill Seagrove will be showing the SEND Local Offer and how to access it to find services for families of children with additional needs. There will be qualified helpers on site to supervise your children, so that you can be free to
attend the meeting. (Please note that child care spaces are limited).
To book your place, please email or phone/text 07516 185380.


Date, time: 16th July 2019, 9.30 am – 2.30 pm
Venue: Madejski Stadium Conference Centre, Junction 11, M4, Reading RG2 0FL
Full details: Pdf

It is FREE to attend and comes with complimentary refreshments and lunch! Ample, free parking
and easy bus links from town on number 30 Greenlink bus. Booking is essential, please email or phone/text 07516 185380 to book your place stating any dietary requirements – thank you.

Save the Date ... 16th July 2019

Date, time: 16th July 2019, 9.30 am – 2.30 pm

If you have a child/young person with SEND and/or disabilities or are a service provider and would like to know more about children’s rights with regards to Children in Needs assessment, short breaks and direct payments then please book onto our conference (booking not open yet).

Reading Families’ Forum is delighted that Luke Clements, Professor of Law at Leeds University, will talk about Children in Need assessments, - what are the thresholds for assessment? and what should be covered in the assessment? - timescales for completion and provision of support. Also, he will be discussing the criteria for accessing short breaks and what direct payments can be used for.

Venue, final programme and booking information will be sent out soon.


Special United event for Reading young people aged 11 - 25 years with additional needs and their siblings.

This was a great opportunity for young people to have their say on what leisure and sports activities they want to see in Reading. Dan Rook from Reading Football Community Trust and Luke Lloyd from Reading Play and Leisure were there to hear young people’s views.

Download the flyer of the event: pdf


Transition 16+ SEND Local Offer Newsletter December 2018

Details: You can find information on annual health checks, independent living, further education, training, employment and much more…
Newsletter: Pdf


SEND Local Offer Newsletter Summer 2019

Details: You’ll find news items, information, free information workshops, information & advice, What’s On!, childcare, support and much more…
Newsletter: Pdf




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View the pdf link for information on another great evening and the Adult Social Care team



Functional life skills, Ability, Mental health, Individual needs, Learning support, Your voice, Your group

Details: Please see flyer attached for details of venues and sessions.

Children Centres are working with Reading Familes' Forum to support families with a child or parent who have an additional need for example emotional, behavioural, anxiety plus more.

Speakers are regularly invited to offer support at all of the Children’s Centres sessions.




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