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Below are blog posts and events on our website involving the Manchester’s Local Offer.

The Local Offer is all about services, events and information that are available for families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Manchester.

Visit the Local Offer website to learn more.

Virtual SEND Parent Drop-in

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 virtually until further notice. This virtual drop-in is for

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

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, you have to be: A Manchester resident Over 18

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

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 parents asked at the July SEND Drop-in (click or

Virtual SEND Parent Drop-in

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 virtually until further notice. This virtual drop-in is

Manchester City Council Letter to Parents Re: Return to School

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 of measures done in relation to EHCPs and the

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Boating At Heaton Park for SEND Families

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 pedalos), dragons (two-seater pedalos) and rowing boats (seats four).

Groundwork Outdoor Sessions for SEND Families

These outdoor sessions from Groundwork will take an Emotional Wellbeing theme. It is a 4-week programme over the summer holidays that will engage young people aged 10 -14 in unique outdoor nature-based play activities. Activities will take place twice a week for 3 hours a

Creative Ceramics for SEND Families

Venture Arts has two creative projects that over 100 SEND families in Manchester can do at home this holidays. The first is to join artist Dominic Bennet in creating ceramic weasels. Dominic was inspired by The Wind In The Willows as a child and has

Pedal & Picnic for SEND Families

Join Simply Cycling staff for an all-ability guided ride and picnic on Manchester’s green routes, off-road trails and parks. The 2hr activity is for two families at a time (max. 10 people) and the routes will be geared around needs and abilities. This photo

Treetop Trek for SEND Families

Two hour sessions of tree-riffic bouncy adventure in the high trees are on offer at Tree Top Trek in Heaton Park. Enjoy free play high up in the trees on huge bouncy nets with super-fast slides and aerial walkways. These special sessions for Manchester's SEND