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Below are some articles and events that we have posted about or on behalf of other individuals, organisations, services, or support groups.

Some of these information are shared on behalf of Manchester’s SEND Local Offer. The Local Offer is a fantastic source of information for families of children and young people with SEND in Manchester. Please visit https://www.manchester.gov.uk/sendlocaloffer to learn more.

Useful Info for SEND Families on Manchester Day 2022

Manchester Day, the annual celebration of "everything great about the city," is back this year after two years of hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. As part of Manchester's Our Year programme, this year's celebration will focus on our city's children and young people.

Important Changes to Referrals for the Social Communication Pathway

Please see below a letter explaining some changes to the Social Communication Pathway (SCP) referral process. In summary, the changes are: For Early Years children (aged 3 to 5): The SCP will only accept referrals for those who have had exposure to community group

Christmas has come early – design a light-up motif to be displayed in Manchester!

As part of the Our Year campaign, Manchester City Council, in partnership with Blachere Illumination, are running a competition for children and young people to design a new Christmas motif. The competition offers a fantastic creative art project capturing the imagination of Manchester’s children

Easter SEND Community Offer

We are pleased to share that there are plenty of FREE activities that Manchester's SEND families can access over the Easter holidays. This is part of a packed SEND Community Offer for families living in the Manchester City Council area. Cycling & Egg Hunt

Greater Manchester Parent / Carer Focus Groups

Below is a message from the co-chairs of Greater Manchester (GM) Parent/Carer Workstream for the GM Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP): Hello, Parents and carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) are an often overlooked group of

Update on Reform of Services for Children with Disabilities – Phase 1

Over the past few months, there has been an effort in Manchester to reform services for children with disabilities (CWD) and their families. As part of this wider reform, it has been proposed that the specialist social work services for CWD will be de-centralised from

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Salford Autism Exercise Project

This was recently shared to us by a fellow Manchester parent-carer who works with the Salford Autism Exercise Project: We have our last set of swimming sessions starting in January and are currently looking for participants. Your child should be between 7-11 years with a

Home-to-School Transport Issues

Over the past few months, we've heard from a number of parents and carers about issues they've encountered with regards to school transport. We raised your concerns, as well as a request to make public the home-to-school transport policy, to strategic contacts within Manchester

Opportunities to Influence Children’s Services

We've been informed that Manchester will be dedicating 2022 as the "Year of the Child" - a year to celebrate and further support children and young people in Manchester. As part of this city-wide campaign, they will create a programme of activities, opportunities and experiences