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  • Update from children and young people’s service at Royal Berkshire Hospital
    7 May 2020

    The Children’s Emergency Department, both ‘hot’ (those presenting with Covid-19 symptoms) and ‘cold’ (those presenting without Covid-19 symptoms) has moved to the Pain Clinic which is behind the Endoscopy Department. Access for walk-ins and non-blue light ambulances is via the south wing car park entrance. Blue light ambulances will access via the Endoscopy entrance. For context, ...

  • Post-16 opportunities for young people – update from the Elevate Team
    7 May 2020

    Careers advice for 16-18 year olds (up to 25 for care leavers and those with SEND) Due to the current coronavirus situation, the Elevate careers team are unable to work from their base at Reading Central Library but are still available to offer support and careers advice virtually, via email and telephone. Elevate offer free careers advice ...

  • List of childcare available for key workers updated daily by Family Information Service
    6 May 2020

    RBC’s Family Information Service are making daily updates to a list of childcare settings open to children of key workers, including: childminders day nurseries pre-schools after school clubs and holiday clubs. There is also a list of all childcare settings that are currently closed and links to similar lists for surrounding local authority areas. Go the Key Workers’ Childcare page on the ...

  • ABC to Read volunteers celebrated in challenging times
    6 May 2020

    Reading is a core skill for all children. Its impact extends well beyond escaping into stories; it is a critical foundation for future life skills. Berkshire charity ABC to Read has been placing volunteers into local schools for over 15 years to work with children identified as struggling most with their reading. Their consistent investment ...

  • Update from Alana House, Women’s Community Project
    6 May 2020

    Alana House continues to support all our regular service users remotely during this Covid-19 season, having suspended face-to-face individual work, outreach and group sessions for the time being. Alana House supports women with complex needs and we recognise this time is difficult for many where needs may be aggravated. We are also encouraged though how ...

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