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Stuff to Do

Find lists of activities, sports & holiday activities for children & young people with a disability. There are also lots of mainstream clubs and activities which are accessible to disabled children, known as 'universal services'.   Take a look in the Things to Do category to find out…

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…

Education

Pleae note: The pre-school & specialist schools & colleges sub-categories are in development. In the mean time, if you have any questions please contact Information Advice & Support Manchester on the details below. This section includes information about Education & Support for children with additional…

Tools & Resources for Practitioners

Being a carer can mean lots of different things - for young people caring for a member of their family could make them a young carer. Young carers are people under 18 years old who look after a family member who has a disability, illness,…

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…

Stephen's Story - Case Study

Feedback from Time Specialist Support Team Thought you'd appreciate an update on how things are going with Stephen: I think last time I mentioned him I said that he had started opening up to me a lot more. Well, this trend has continued and since…

Feedback from Time Specialist Support

I recently took a young boy we support- Dapo- swimming for the first time. He is a lovely boy, but can be very challenging at times and can sometimes get distressed. After we had been in the pool for about 5 minutes, my co-worker- Kate-…

Our Manchester Disability Plan

Please open the first download to see Our Manchester Disability Plan. For more information about Our Manchester Disability Plan, please open the second download AADS developed in March 2017.

Local Offer Review Board- Minutes and Reports

The purpose of the board is to ensure the Local Authority is carrying out its statutory responsibilities to prepare, develop and review its Local Offer and to ensure the Local Offer is collaborative, accessible, comprehensive, upto date and transparent. The Board also acts as the Steering…

Case Studies for Short Breaks and Universal Services

Case Studies for Short Breaks and Universal Services In this section you will find case studies from disabled young people, service providers and parents about services they have accessed and young people that have been empowered to access services and social activities to enrich their…