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  1. Information, Advice and Support

    Do you need help or advice or are you just looking for a chance to network with other families? In this section, you will find information about local and national services and organisations as well as links to useful websites offering support to Manchester families…
  2. Access to computers and help to get online

    Would you like to know about accessing services online including the Local Offer, but do not have access to a computer or the internet or would like help? Click on this link  to find your nearest library, community centre, or computer club. Alternatively if you…
  3. Education, Health & Care Plans and Other Support

    Most children with special educational needs will be supported through the additional help & reasonable adjustments their school / setting are required to offer. This type of support is known as SEN Support. A small number of children may have, or go on to have,…
  4. Money and Debt

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  5. Skills for Life

    Skills for Life is a universal approach which aims to raise the profile of skills so that for children and young people know when and where they are developing these vital skills for life. The five key skills are :  Communication Problem Solving Self-belief (inc…
  6. Social Care and Short Breaks (previous)

    Manchester City Council provides a range of Short Break services for disabled children and young people with Special Educational Needs, rare disorders and chronic medical conditions age 0 – 17 years inclusive. What is a short break?A short break can range from an activity which lasts an…
  7. Rosie's Story - Case Study

    Rosie’s Story Rosie has Cerebral Palsy and initially attended Lancastrian, she then moved onto a main stream school. Using a small direct payment Rosie was able to access horse riding and sport activities which she really enjoys. The activities have had a range of beneficial…
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