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Gaddum Centre Advocacy and Advice services can support you as a Manchester resident to understand your choices, know your rights and express your views in order to ensure you are being treated fairly. Please see the Gaddum Centre website for further information on Advocacy.

Anxiety Based School Avoidance

Anxiety Based School Avoidance - Manchester Schools Guidance Document The Anxiety Based School Avoidance guidance document is the result of a co-production between Manchester Local Authority, One Education Educational Psychology Service, Parents, Health as well as schools, colleges and provisions across Manchester. Anxiety Based School…

Applying for a primary / secondary school place

For information on applying for a school place, either Primary or Seconday - please access the Manchester City Council website admissions pages.

Are you considering setting up a nursery, playgroup or out of school club in Manchester?

Please contact the Early Quality Assurance team for further support and advice. North or East Manchester - Lesley Rudge,  email- Central Manchester - Jennie Henry. email South Manchester or Wythenshawe - Gill Blackwell. email

Are you eligible for free childcare for your 2 year old?

Many children aged two can have 15 hours free early learning a week at a day nursery, playgroup or with a childminder. Early Learning in a childcare setting helps children with their development and to gain confidence, ready for when they start school.  Find out if…

Benefits and Advice

Working out what benefits or tax credits you might be entitled to doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Having the right information and support can make a huge difference. Please see the Citizens Advice Website for further information on Benefits and Advice.  

Bereavement Services

If you have been caring for a person that has died, the loss can seem even greater. How you cope with the death of the person you cared for is a very personal thing. There is no right or wrong way to feel following a…

Cancer: end of life care

There isn't any universal advice on how to come to terms with a life-threatening illness.  Each person will deal with their situation in their own way. Some people take on activities and challenges. Others prefer to spend their time quietly with family, friends or on their own. A terminal diagnosis…

Care and Repair Handyman Services

Care & Repair provides a HandyHelp service in Manchester. Their volunteers can complete smaller repairs. These jobs can include fitting curtain rails, unblocking sinks, repairing dripping taps and more.  Please see the Manchester Care & Repair website for further information on the Care and Repair…

The Care and Support Jargon Buster

The Care and Support Jargon Buster is a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean. The definitions were developed and tested by a steering group that included people who use services, carers, representatives from local…