Addington School

Wellbeing and Support


The Family Fund provides grants to families on low incomes who have disabilities or severe medical conditions. You can find out more about the Family Fund here: https://www.familyfund.org.uk/


Free online Happiness coaching program 


SOCIAL CARE (Support by local authority)

Social workers and short breaks coordinator would be the first point of contact.  For families who are not open cases or who do not know who their social worker is, they will need to contact:

Reading families:


For concerns (only), call First Contact on 0118 937 3641 (includes out of hours contact details).


Wokingham families:

Children with Disability Admin on 01189746890 during working hours.

and Social Care emergency duty team on 01344 786543 between 5 pm and 9 am during weekends and Bank holidays.



Bracknell families:

The number to ring is 01344 352020 between 8.30 am and 5 pm after that the call will be directed to Forest Care where they will be able to speak with a social worker.



Promise Inclusion (Formally MENCAP)




Family Liaison Workers 07827 340405 




A mental health charity 

Phone:  0300 123 3393

website: www.mind.org.uk 



Phone: 116 123


The Mix

The Mix website

Phone: 0808 808 4994. 

Email: help@themix.org.uk

(Support for under 25 year olds)


Rethink Mental Illness 

Phone: 0300 5000 927

 Website: www.rethink.org


Educational Support Partnership

Provides free confidential counselling for teachers, including online chat services.

Phone: 0800 0562 561

Text: 07909341229

Email: support@edsupport.org.uk

website: www.educationsupportpartnership.org.uk


ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)

ACAS provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of work place relations and employment law. Supports good relationships between employers but also provides conciliation services to resolve work place problems. 

Phone: 0300 123 1100

Website: www.acas.org.uk





NEW BEGINNINGS READING (Great Knolly’s Street, Reading)





Woodley Foodbank website

Contact details:

  • 07806 658995
  • info@woodleyfoodbank.org



Wokingham Foodbank website



Reading (Readifood) Foodbank website


Bracknell Foodbank website



West Berks Foodbank website 




Olio App for sharing things you don't need:


Olio website



App for discounted food from local businesses:


Too Good to Go



Supermarket coupons for free/discounted food:




Help with those struggling with utility bills (quite a lengthy document but may be useful?)