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Parent/Carer Interview About PACT (Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy)

Have you had experience of PACT (Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy)? Health Innovation Manchester would love to hear from you. Health Innovation Manchester are working with the University of Manchester and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to understand how they can make the

Invitation for Interview with Family Fund

Back in May, Family Fund received additional funding worth £10 million from the Department of Education to help provide grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children in England this year. The emergency funding has been provided in response to the

By |2020-11-16T18:29:43+00:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing, Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , |

Fledglings Gift Card for Manchester’s SEND families

Fancy a £50 voucher to spend in Contact’s online Fledglings shop? Contact has 40 gift cards worth £50 each for families in Manchester to spend in the charity’s Fledglings shop. This offer is open to families who could benefit from some extra support during the

Your Thoughts on the Lightopia Festival

The Lightopia festival is returning to Manchester this year! In preparation for Lightopia's return this November, the forum will be meeting with people from Manchester City Council and Heaton Park to discuss how to make the event more accessible to families of children and young

URGENT: Tablets for Socially Excluded (via Manchester City Council)

We have been informed by Manchester City Council's Local Offer/ Parental Engagement team about free devices for SEND families who have no access to a tablet and internet. Eligibility Criteria To be eligible for a device, you have to be: A Manchester resident Over 18

Invitation to Get Involved in a Documentary

We recently received the following invitation regarding the impact of ethnicity in education. Hello, *My name is Lyttanya Shannon and I’m directing a documentary for the BBC*, about the experience of the children of the *windrush generation* in the *British education system, during the 1960s

By |2020-09-14T15:57:29+01:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , |

Q&A from the July Virtual Local Offer Drop-in

We asked participating organisations/teams in the last Virtual SEND Local Offer Drop-in to collate questions that parents asked them so we can share the information to more parents & carers. Below are the questions that parents asked at the July SEND Drop-in (click or

Information, Advice and Support Manchester’s (IASM) Working Practice

Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM) wants to find out if their new way of working during the coronavirus pandemic is suitable to families. Please answer the quick survey below (2 minutes) to help improve our local SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and/or Disability IAS Service).

By |2020-09-04T15:37:19+01:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing, Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

Ministerial open letter to children and young people with SEND, their families and carers and those who work to support them

Vicky Ford, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, wrote an open letter to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), their families and carers and those who work to support them. The letter provides advice and guidance

Manchester City Council Letter to Parents Re: Return to School

Manchester City Council recently wrote a letter to all families of children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP). In it, Isobel Booler, the Head of Schools Quality Assurance and Strategic SEND, wrote of measures done in relation to EHCPs and the

By |2020-08-28T17:54:36+01:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , |