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Early Help - Latest News & Good Practice

We are still responding to Requests for Early Help Support, however due to safety measures such as the need for social distancing and keeping families and workers safe, there may be some changes as to how we contact families and share information as part of…

Early Help Hubs and Early Help Parenting Team

Our Early Help Hubs are still responding to Requests for Early Help Support, however due to safety measures such as the need for social distancing and keeping families and workers safe, there may be some changes as to how we contact families and share information…

Children & Families

Find information on national and local organisations, services and activities for families, children and young people and the practitioners supporting them.  This includes details of childcare providers (Childminders, Day Nurseries, Playgroups, etc) in Manchester.

Short Breaks

During COVID-19 Short Break Reviews can be done over the phone. Families just need to call 0161-219-2125 during the dedicated Drop In times The SRT worker will call them back if they prefer. Manchester City Council provides a range of Short Break services for disabled…

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-…

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…

The Local Offer (Disability & Special Educational Needs)

The SEND Local Offer offers information in a single place. The Local Offer helps children, young people and their parents to understand what services and support they can expect from a range of local agencies - including their statutory entitlements. View SEND useful contact numbers here. Continue…

Send Families Experiences during the Covid Pandemic

  We wanted to capture how SEND families were experiencing the Covid Pandemic and their thoughts of some of the ways we responded. Luca, Geraldine and Jodie share their stories in these short video recordings…  We also asked our Change Makers to co-produce a survey…