Carers' Information Events

BEAD - Berkshire Epilepsy Awareness Day

Friday 29 September 2017
10am – 4pm
Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell RG12 9SE

For carers and family members

This is a Berkshire-wide awareness day for parents and carers of people with learning disabilities who have epilepsy. 

Hosted by Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, healthcare professionals will discuss what services are available and how to access them. Other organisations and companies will also be demonstrating their services and technology.

This event is free. Lunch and refreshment included. 

Booking is essential, please visit Eventbrite for tickets.

Managing Difficult Behaviour in Children with Disabilities and Special Needs

Wednesday 11 October
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Krazy Play Days, Unit 7, Sterling Way, Tilehurst, Reading RG30 6HW

Talk hosted by Reading Families' Forum for parent carers of children with disabled and special needs children. Lyn Oualah of Parenting Special Children will be giving a talk at 7pm on how to manage difficult behaviour. There will be qualified helpers on site to supervise your children so you will be free to listen to the talk. 

Entry is free. Light refreshments served. Siblings welcome.

To book your place, please email (Please note childcare spaces are limited).

Birth to Five: Free information workshop programme

Saturday 4 November
10am - 12pm
Dingley's Promise, Kennet Walk Community Centre, Kenavon Drive, Reading RG1 3GD

Welcoming and informative sessions for parents and carers of children aged 0 - 5 who have additional needs. 

This session covers support and information:

  • Know about support services for you and your family
  • Know how to find support in your local area
  • Understand how to get support.

There are three other sessions in the programme.

  • Saturday 11 November: Building Parental Confidence
  • Saturday 18 November: Building Positive Behaviour
  • Saturday 25 November: Money Matters.

For more information and to book, please contact Judy Trayford on 07920 654989 or email

Reading Learning Disability Carers' Forum

Wednesday 6th December
11am - 12.30pm
Committee Room 4a, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

This forum aims to improve the quality of life for carers of people with learning disabilities in Reading. 

Members include:

  • people with learning disabilities
  • carers
  • health and social care professionals
  • local voluntary groups

Carers' Steering Group

Monday 18th December
11am - 1pm
Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

The steering group aims to develop services and support for carers in Reading.

Members include:

  • carers
  • carers' support groups
  • health and social care professionals

All carers welcome.