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Extra Care Housing in Manchester - What is it and who is it for?

Extra care housing is a form of retirement housing with personal care and 24 hour support available for those who need it.The attached factsheet aims to provide information on what extra care housing is, your options if you are considering a move and what financial…

Feedback from Resilience conference Friday 25th November 2016

The theme of the day was “Inclusion Matters: Resilience”. Parent Champion Geraldine Hills attended two workshops. For further details open her document Feedback from the Resilience Conference. Workshop 1 was presented by Professor Nicola Whitton: The Importance of Failure – playful learning for all ages.   Workshop 2:…

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-…

Flexible Working Options

Flexible working benefits you by giving you a better work-life balance while still being able to earn a living. All employees with 26 weeks of service have a statutory right to request flexible working although this is at the employer’s discretion. Please see the Carers…

Free and discounted travel with TFGM

TfGM, along with System One and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, are offering apprentices free travel on buses and Metrolink trams for 28 days and then reduced price travel tickets for three more 28-day periods. For more information please click on either link on this…

Free Early Education for all 3 and 4 year olds in Manchester

All 3 and 4 year olds in Manchester are eligible to receive 15 hours of free early education each week during term time. Full details can be found on our main website.

Frequently Asked Questions

In this section we are compiling the most frequently asked questions. If you have a question which is not listed, please contact Information Advice and Support. 

Frequently Asked Questions Transport

How do I get a bus pass for school? Contact the Travel Co-ordination Unit on 0161 219 6400 to see if you are eligiable. How do I get a bus pass for Leisure? Contact Transport for Greater Manchester on 0161 244 1000, for details of bus passes and consessionary bus…

Getting involved with the Local Offer: Feedback from Melland's Information Day

Feedback from Melland’s School Information day 27th November 2015 Organised by Parent Champion Cath Stone I just wanted to say again what a fantastic day we had yesterday – and what a great venue.....! We were able to contact lots of new parents/ carers and…

Getting Older

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