Hello, wonderful SEND parents and carers of Manchester! The pandemic has brought additional challenges to our families over the past year. Some of us feel more isolated; many of us find that we are not able to make time to do something for ourselves.
We have an opportunity for Manchester parents & carers of children & young people with SEND to hear a free talk from specialist Occupational Therapist, Sophie Thwaites. Sophie typically works with children aged between 8-12 years old, who are struggling to read, write, sit
A fellow parent-carer recently reached out to us, saying that she printed and laminated a hundred Reasonable Adjustments Cards, which she is willing to send by post to SEND families in Manchester. We developed the cards together with Manchester City Council and they can be
The coronavirus pandemic has brought about plenty of changes to our life, significantly affecting our ability to access the community. While this has been difficult for everyone, it can sometimes be even more difficult for families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs
We're looking for volunteers who are willing to help with packing and/or distribution of an exciting project that would benefit children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) in Manchester. Volunteers will be linked up with our friends from 4CT Limited, a
Last Monday, we learned of the unfortunate news that the change in the law for Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) in England has been extended by the Department for Education (DfE) until end of 31st July 2020. The changes mean that education and health
As you might know, face coverings are now mandatory (starting on Monday last week, June 15th) on public transport (with exemptions). Even as we are aware of the exemptions - e.g., children under the age of 11 and students travelling on dedicated school bus services,
We previously shared with you information about the temporary changes to the law regarding Education Health and Care (EHC) plans during the Coronavirus pandemic, which was followed by a factsheet from Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM) explaining the changes in more detail. On Friday
The government announced this week its "recovery roadmap" for the country to ease out of lockdown. With it is a plan to gradually reopen schools in England. You can read short summaries about these on the Contact and Council for Disabled Children websites.
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): This letter will