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The Local Offer Review Board

From 1 September 2014, the Local Offer Review Board replaced the Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD) Board.  The Board members are from health, education, schools and social care as well as representatives from parent groups in Manchester. The purpose of the board is to ensure…

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…

Social Care & 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…

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…

Children's Centres & What's On

Here you will find details of activities and services offered at your local Children’s Centre.  This includes the latest ‘What’s On’ guides which tell you what is currently running. If you are looking for a nursery or playgroup, view the childcare section of the directory.

Travel and Transport

In this section you will find lots of information about travel and transport solutions for Disabled Children, Young People and their families.  

Youth Offer

Here you will find information on positive activities and support services for young people, most of which are low cost or free. This includes details of employment, skills and training services, holiday activities, youth clubs, one to one support, dance, arts and drama groups and…