Carers' Information Events


Reading Families' Forum Krazy Play Days Coffee Evening

Tuesday 30 January
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Krazy Play Days, Unit 7, Sterling Way, Tilehurst, Reading RG30 6HW

For parent carers of disabled and/or special needs children. A chance to meet others in the same situation and to have a say in shaping services.

Reading Families’s Forum will discuss Permanent and Fixed Term exclusions from school (also known as being expelled or suspended) and informal exclusions such as being sent home for a few days to cool off and part-time time tables.

Helen Redding, SEND Improvement Advisor and Gill Dunlop, Virtual Head for children missing out on education, will be present from 7pm to hear your views.

The forum will also be discussing Ambitious about Autism’s campaign When Will We Learn?

There will be qualified helpers on site to supervise your children, so you can be free to listen to the talk. (Please note that child care spaces are limited).

Booking essential, please email or telephone/text 07516 185 380.

Free entry, light refreshment, siblings welcome.


Butterflies support group for Down's Syndrome

Friday 9 February
1pm - 2.30pm

Dingley's Promise, Kennet Walk Community Centre, Kenavon Drive, Reading RG1 3GD

Butterflies is a new support group for families with a child who has Down’s syndrome or expectant parents who have received a positive pre-natal diagnosis.

The group meets once a month to bring families together over a cup of tea to give each other support and guidance whether your child has not yet been born, is at school, college or working.

Contact Sian on 07970 381 120 (group organiser and parent)  or Emma at (family support worker at Dingley’s Promise offering support at the group for 0-5s).

Next meeting is Friday 9 March.


Carers' Steering Group

Wednesday 7 March
11am - 1pm
Committee Room 4b, 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.

Next dates for the Carers' Steering Group for 2018 are: 

Wednesday 20 June, Wednesday 5 September and Monday 17 December.