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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…

Advice about choosing childcare

The first thing you will need to do when arranging childcare is find out exactly what is available in your area. Once you have found local providers, you will need to do a bit of research to see which will suit your child best.  See…

Top Tips for Parents and Professionals Working Together in Manchester

Parents and professionals all want the best support, services and outcomes for children and young people in Manchester but we all have different pressures and expectations and conflicting priorities.   So it is in everyone’s best interest to find ways to work effectively together and to…

Manchester's SEND Local Offer Newsletter: January 2015

Welcome to Manchester’s first Local Offer Newsletter.  The aim of this newsletter is to  ensure that parents, carers and young people are kept informed about how Manchester is developing its Local Offer and that they have the opportunity to get involved and give feedback about…

How do I add my service to 'Help & Support Manchester'? (or take ownership of our existing entry)

To keep the directory as up to date as possible, we ask that organisations and services register, to allow you to either create a new entry or take ownership of an existing entry and update it as and when you need to. If you notice something…

Manchester's SEND Local Offer Newsletter: April 2015

Welcome to Manchester’s second Local Offer Newsletter. During the Spring Term, we have been looking at ways of getting more parents involved and this work will continue to be a priority over the next six months.  Working Together in Manchester  Manchester is committed to working…

SEND Local Offer: Who to Contact in Manchester

Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Manchester Telephone: 0161 209 8356 Email: parents@manchester.gov.uk For free confidential and impartial information, advice and support about any matters relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities of children and young people up to the age of 25 years. Please contact…

Manchester's Register of Disabled Children

Manchester's Register of Disabled Children The Register is a database of children and young people aged 0-19 years with disabilities or special educational needs. The Register aims to improve access and take up of services, and identify gaps in provision. The information you provide is…

Working Together in Manchester:Register of Parents who want to Get Involved

Working Together in Manchester: Register of Parents who want to Get Involved Are you the parent or carer for a child or young person with special educational needs and/or disabilities? Do you want to make a difference in Manchester? Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Manchester…

Supporting Young Carers

It is estimated that there could be up to 18,000 young carers in Manchester, many of who may not know who to turn to for advice and support. They might not even be aware that they are classed as a carer. What is a young…