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Video Recording and Slides from “Working with Your Child During Lockdown”

In 28 January and earlier today, educational psychologists, Abigail and Audrey, from One Education delivered their "Working with Your Child During Lockdown" training to parents & carers of children & young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Manchester. They discussed and gave

Manchester City Council’s Letter to Parents of Children with EHCP

Below is a letter from Isobel Booler, Manchester City Council's Head of School Quality Assurance and Strategic SEND, that is being sent to all parents/carers of children and young people with an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan). It discusses how the January 2021 lockdown

Families from Manchester Wanted for Cooking Show (BBC Studios)

We were recently approached by BBC Studios, which is currently making a brand new cooking and food show. They are looking for families based in Manchester who might be interested in taking part. 2020 WAS A LONG YEAR OF COOKING AT HOME... ARE YOU

By |2021-01-17T18:39:14+00:00January 17th, 2021|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , |

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