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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 Gov.uk, 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

Extension of Temporary Changes to EHCP Legislation

By |June 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

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

By |June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We asked participating organisations/teams in last month's 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

Tablets for Socially Excluded (via Manchester City Council)

By |May 26th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , |

We have been informed by Manchester City Council's Adult Social Care team that there is the possibility that the city council will be able to help families have access to a tablet and internet. Eligibility Criteria

IASM Guidance on Temporary Legislative Changes to EHC Needs Assessments and Plans

By |May 25th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earlier this month, we wrote about the temporary changes to education, health and care legislation during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25 In that article, we shared info and commentary from Contact and from

Paperbag Sensory and Activity Pack (Pilot Programme)

By |May 13th, 2020|Categories: Celebration, Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

“Creative Take Aways” for Neurodivergent Young People

By |May 11th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We have recently been contacted by Starling, a charity that uses creativity and the arts to amplify the lived experience of neurodivergent young people, to bring good news about their "Creative Take Aways" project. The project,

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

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

We asked participating organisations/teams in last month's 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

Related Events

Virtual SEND Parent Drop-in

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In place of the June SEND Drop-in, which has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis, we have decided to run a Virtual Drop-in from 10am-12pm on the same day. This is for the benefit of