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Local Offer Coronavirus Advice and Information

    We know this has been, and continues to be, an anxious time for SEND families in Manchester. This page has resources around Covid which we've been gathering since the start of the pandemic.  If you can't find what you're looking for, take a…

Local Offer Newsletter

The Manchester Local Offer Newsletter Below is a list of all of the newsletters produced during the coronavirus crisis, with an idea of what is in each of them. There are several ways you can subscribe to receive the Local Offer newsletter: Email ali.davenport@manchester.gov.uk and ask to be added If…

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,…

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…

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-…