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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: , , , , , |

Feedback on EHCP Personal Budgets

Manchester City Council is looking to review its Personal Budgets Statement for Children and Young People with EHCPs (Education, Health and Care Plans). We would like to ask for your feedback about your experience with applying for, accessing, using, and reviewing/monitoring your child's / young

By |2020-08-18T17:06:44+01:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , |

Success Story: Paperbag Sensory and Activity Packs

Back in early May, we shared an idea with some Manchester City Council partners about producing sensory kits for SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) families across the city. We thought of the project because we’ve heard that many families are having issues managing their

Concerns and Feedback About Hospital Use

We received today the following message from Val Bayliss-Brideaux, the Head of Engagement for Manchester Health and Care Commissioning: Hi does anyone have any concerns about returning to any the Manchester hospitals for care and treatment? It would be good to know so we can

Paperbag Sensory and Activity Pack (Pilot Programme)

Over the past couple of weeks, a few dozen families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability have been getting Paperbag Sensory and Activity Packs delivered to their doorstep. (P.S. With social distancing strictly observed) These packs

GMCA Complex Needs Service Review

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is currently doing a review of the services that children and young people with complex needs access. The aim of the review is to find out: What is working well and how can other areas and services learn from this?

Short Breaks Listening Session

Over the past few weeks, we have been in discussions with Manchester City Council as part of our Short Breaks Co-production Pathway work. In true spirit of co-production, the city council is inviting MPCF members and Manchester Parent Champions to a Short Breaks-themed listening session

By |2018-10-29T18:51:01+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , |

Feedback About the Autism Assessment Process

Continuing evaluation from families is important to the new Social Communication Assessment Pathway (see previous post) - South CAMHS are inviting feedback on the previous SCAIT pathway, for comparison. Please let's send them lots of requests! They will continue to run surveys like this throughout

By |2018-07-16T15:20:00+01:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , |

Your Voice: New Local Offer Homepage Layout

We are currently (and constantly) working with Manchester City Council (MCC) to improve the Local Offer, a tool that helps parents and carers find out information, services, and events relevant to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). MCC is currently

By |2018-06-18T13:45:22+01:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: |

SEND Survey (Autumn 2017) Results

We shared a survey in November, asking fellow parent-carers to share what they think about the different Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services available for their child/ young person. We have now collated the (anonymised) data, which we will present to various service providers

By |2018-01-24T15:34:13+00:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , |