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Explore this page to find various information relevant to SEND families in Manchester during this Covid-19 crisis.

This includes information coming from, NHS, Manchester City Council, Council for Disabled Children, Contact, and many other sources that we find useful for SEND families.

Please click one of the boxes below for relevant information, scroll further down to see related blog articles and events, or click the Questions / Comments box to send us a message.

Related News and Blog Articles

Invitation for Interview with Family Fund

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing, Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , |

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

Fledglings Gift Card for Manchester’s SEND families

By |October 17th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , |

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

URGENT: Tablets for Socially Excluded (via Manchester City Council)

By |October 7th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , , |

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,

Q&A from the July Virtual Local Offer Drop-in

By |September 9th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

Information, Advice and Support Manchester’s (IASM) Working Practice

By |September 4th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing, Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

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

Ministerial open letter to children and young people with SEND, their families and carers and those who work to support them

By |September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Vicky Ford, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, wrote an open letter to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), their families and carers and those who work

Manchester City Council Letter to Parents Re: Return to School

By |August 28th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , |

Manchester City Council recently wrote a letter to all families of children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP). In it, Isobel Booler, the Head of Schools Quality Assurance and Strategic SEND, wrote

Boating At Heaton Park for SEND Families

By |August 7th, 2020|Categories: Events, Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This summer, Manchester's SEND families can have some boating fun at the Heaton Park lake every Monday morning in August. Sessions last 25 minutes and can be booked between 10am-12noon. There’s a choice of swans (four-seater

Related Events

Virtual SEND Parent Drop-in

January 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This virtual drop-in is happening in place of the monthly SEND Early Help Local Offer Drop-ins that normally happen on a rotating basis across the city. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the drop-ins will be done