Together achieving better decisions and brighter futures for Manchester families of children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

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Based on Cerebra’s Accessing Public Services Toolkit, the aim of the workshop is to support families who are encountering difficulties in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services.

The workshop isn’t about giving legal advice or solving individual issues, but about general strategies that parents can use to get the services that they need for their child and family.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify commonly occurring problems facing families accessing services and recognise different types of dispute
  • Come up with problem-solving approaches to these problems
  • Use a number of template letters when corresponding with public bodies

The workshop includes working on case studies relating to direct payments, respite care, Disabled Facilities Grants, residential placements and school transport.

Booking is free for parents of children or young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Manchester.

We will serve lunch mid-day and there will be coffee/tea-making facility in the venue.

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About our trainers:

Cerebra is the charity dedicated to helping families with children with brain conditions discover a better life together.

They built the Accessing Public Services Toolkit for families who are facing difficulties with official bodies in trying to access the health, social care and education support services you and your child are entitled to. The toolkit identifies common issues and offers strategies to help resolve them without resorting to legal action.