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Education and Learning

Children and young people who have a special educational need and/or disability (SEND) may need some additional help in order to achieve their full potential. Children with SEND are generally supported with resources available to early years settings, schools and colleges. Some children with very…

Education Other Than At School (EOTAS)

Education Other Than at School The two main reasons children receive an education outside the mainstream school system There are two main reasons why a child may not be educated in an educational setting – e.g. Mainstream school, Special School, Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), privately…

Encouraging independent travel

It is so important for young a person to access life as an independent, happy adult, wherever possible. However they do need to a feel safe and have autonomy.   To support and teach them these important skills, it needs to be started when they are young and…

Family Hubs

Family Hubs offer a range of services to support parents and carers of children aged 0-19.(0-24 for SEND) Under 5’s direct work 5-19 signposting and information What do our family Hubs offer? Families with under 5’s can access the following: 1-1 support from a Family Support…

Family Hubs

Family Hubs offer a range of services to support parents and carers of children aged 0-19.(0-24 for SEND) Under 5’s direct work 5-19 signposting and information  What do our family Hubs offer?  Families with under 5’s can access the following: 1-1 support from a Family Support…

Feedback

West Berkshire Council’s Local Offer for children and young people with SEND and those who support them has been designed in co-production with parents, carers, professionals and young people using the service. Our Local Offer will always be changing and developing in direct response to…

Five ways to Wellbeing

Five Ways to Wellbeing Getting your 'five a day' for mental health and wellbeing Don't you agree that there are some days when you 'feel good' and other days when you don't? There are lots of free and meaningful things that we can all do everyday…

Grief after bereavement or loss

The loss of someone you've been close to, whatever the cause of their death, can bring intense feelings of grief. But losing someone through suicide can cause reactions and emotions that are different to those felt after death from illness, an accident or natural causes.…

A Healthy Lifestyle

Here are some sourced websites offering information and advice on creating a healthy life style for you and your family.  Children's Heart Foundation provides help and support to families of children with a congenital heart defect (CHD). The Lullaby Trust Is one of the UK's leading baby…

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

Webinars are popular.  You can choose between a recorded webinar available any time or a live webinar where you can ask questions. Webinars  Foster Carers webinar (registration required) We are also on Twitter and Facebook, please click on the followin links for more information: @HMRCbusiness Facebook…

Leisure and Recreation

Leisure and recreation West Berkshire has activities and events aimed at families for all different age groups. We also have plenty of parks and outdoor space where families can enjoy the outdoors together for free. Please use the section below to find links to Parks/…

Leisure and Recreation

In this section we have a range of leisure and recreational activities for you to take part in, ranging from art and craft activities to something more active in the sporting range. There are some groups which are specifically for those children with special educational…

Local Offer

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Community Support Hub for information and advice in West Berkshire. Call 01635 503579 or email: westberksbct@westberks.gov.uk  Mon to Thurs 8.30am to 5.00pm, Fri 8.30am to 4.30pm.  Advice leaflet for residents. The Local Offer sets out provision which is available for children and young people with Special Educational…

Managing suicidal thoughts

Suicide is the act of intentionally taking your own life. Suicidal feelings can range from being preoccupied by abstract thoughts about dying, wishing you were dead, wanting to disappear, or feeling that people would be better off without you, to thinking about methods of suicide,…

Mental health helplines

Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines can offer expert advice. Anxiety UK Charity providing support if you've been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. Phone: 08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm) Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk Bipolar UK A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar…
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