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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This Carers Week, we have partnered with Shiloh’s Way and Ronaldo Thierry Johnson Foundation for a Well-being Day and celebration!

Join us for a chat, some nice food, and indulge in self-care activities with fellow parents and carers of children/ young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) in Manchester.

We’re going to have:

  • Hand or Shoulder Massage – There will be six individual 10-minute hand or shoulder massage sessions that will be delivered by a therapist. This will be held in a private room separate from the main area. Booking will be done on a first come, first served basis on the day.
  • Manicure – Pamper yourself with a fresh set of nails. Booking will be done on a first come, first served basis on the day. (20 minutes per session)
  • Music and Dance – Give yourself a boost by dancing to some feel-good music!
  • Wellness Arts – Painting is said to be a great way to relieve ourselves from anxiety and worries.
  • Games – Enjoy some friendly games.
  • Information Packs – Learn about different services and support groups that may benefit your family.

We will serve lunch and refreshments so please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking.

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About Our Partners

Shiloh’s Way Parent/Carer Support Group is a parent-led group for parents and carers of African-Caribbean heritage who care for children with Autism and other additional needs. They provide culturally appropriate care, support, and advocacy for families facing the challenges of raising children with SEND.

It is apparent that African-Caribbean families feel they are not being heard and understood culturally or religiously. There is a feeling of discrimination that families feel they face, which affects communication with educational provisions and other services that their children and young adults need to engage with. These experiences often lead to a breakdown in communication with Education and other services, which leads to carers feeling overwhelmed and burning out.

Shiloh’s Way assists in bridging the gap in service provision and improve cultural understanding amongst organisations and professionals.

Ronaldo Thierry Johnson Foundation (RTJF) was created in Ronaldo Johnson’s memory. They support young people with the things that Ronaldo’s friends said he used to do for others, such as supporting young people to get through education, life skills such as interview preparation, CV writing, cooking, road safety, school lunches & including young people with SEND.

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About Carers Week

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face, and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

It is celebrated on 10-16 June this year and the theme is “Putting Carers on the Map” – highlighting the invaluable contributions of carers across the UK and ensuring their voices are heard loud and clear.

Click here to find other Carers Week events happening in or near Manchester.

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