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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

Have Your Say on the Proposed New DLA Child Form

Hi everyone, Following the survey we sent out a few weeks back regarding the dreaded Disability Living Allowance (DLA) forms, there will be a meeting the week commencing 9th August to discuss the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) proposed changes and have a little

About Me / More About Me Profiles Pilot

For the past one-plus years, we have been part of a multidisciplinary project group working to develop a person-centred profile document for children and young people that will be universally recognised across Manchester. The group has agreed to call these profiles "About Me", with

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Review of IAS Manchester Tribunal Guides

Back in October 2020, Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM) held a workshop to try and co-produce SEND Tribunal factsheets with parents & carers. They have progressed with the work and have since decided to create tribunal guides with more detailed information. The guide documents

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Your Feedback: Redbank House Sensory Rooms

Following the success of the Local Offer and Short Breaks activities last summer, Manchester City Council again reached out to parents & carers to look at what could be added to their programme of activities for the spring term and Easter holidays. Discussing together with

Your Feedback: Children’s Adventure Farm Trust

Following the success of the Local Offer and Short Breaks activities last summer, Manchester City Council again reached out to parents & carers to look at what could be added to their programme of activities for the spring term and Easter holidays. Discussing together with

Your Feedback: Winter Sensory and Activity Packs

Following the success of last summer's Paperbag Sensory and Activity Packs project(s), Manchester City Council again reached out to us in January to look at delivering a new batch of the packs to children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) in

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

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Review of Early Years Ordinarily Available Provision

Back in June, we shared with you the final draft of Manchester's Ordinarily Available Provision for Early Years document, which describes the support, strategies and activities that are available in early years settings to young children with additional needs, regardless of formal diagnosis or specialist