Department for Education coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to
answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and
children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact
this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Information and letters
Help and support
ThinkNinja is a free app designed to support children's emotional health and wellbeing. It is available from your device's relevant app store.
There is a section in the app for coronavirus, covering fears linked to coronavirus, isolation struggles, worries about family and friends and coping techniques.
Click here for more information.
Support for parents
One Reading Community Hub:
The One Reading Community Hub has been created for Reading borough residents who may require additional support during the pandemic. It is also a place for people to volunteer their time or services to help those in need.
The hub is a partnership between Reading Borough Council, Reading Voluntary Action, Brighter Futures for Children and the town's wide and varied voluntary and community sector.
It provides a helpline 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm Saturday on 0808 1894325 (freephone). For more details visit: https://www.reading.gov.uk/coronavirussupport