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TfGM Travel Guidance and Face Covering Exemption Card

We recently shared with you guidance from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) about the rules on wearing face covering on public transport across Greater Manchester (and throughout the country), including information about exemptions. We are pleased to have received today an announcement from TfGM that

Manchester’s Ordinarily Available Provision for Early Years

It's our pleasure to share with you the final draft of Manchester's Ordinarily Available Provision for Early Years document, which describes the support, strategies and activities that are available in early years settings to young children with additional needs, without the need for a formal

Short Breaks Summer Offer 2020 Virtual Meeting

Manchester City Council is looking to co-produce with parents their Short Breaks offer for this summer. We are having a meeting with partners from the local authority on Monday, 15 June, 10:30-11:30am. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually via

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Tablets for Socially Excluded (via Manchester City Council)

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 To be eligible for a device residents have to

Paperbag Sensory and Activity Pack (Pilot Programme)

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 distancing strictly observed) These packs

Manchester City Council’s Letter to Parents of Children with EHCP

Below is a letter from Isobel Booler, Manchester City Council's Head of School Quality Assurance and Strategic SEND, that is being sent to all parents/carers of children and young people with an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan): This letter will

By |2020-05-07T17:30:26+01:00May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Features to Check When Your Child is Unwell

Manchester City Council recently reached out to us to say that Health colleagues have raised concerns that families are presenting children late with serious conditions/ Covid-19 because of anxieties about attending hospitals. They shared with us the following guidance from Healthier Together and the Royal

A Message from Digital Advantage – Supported Internship Opportunity

Digital Advantage, who delivered their Digital Inc. programme to a number of Manchester students last year, have recently passed this message to us: Thanks for sharing the below information about our brand new supported internship for GM residents with an EHCP.

Early Years Schools and Nurseries Discussion

Manchester City Council are putting together a document that will describe the ordinarily available provision for young children with additional needs in Manchester, i.e., what early years settings and nurseries are expected to be doing to support them, even without extra funding or an Education

Early Years Action Learning Set (EY ALS) Local Offer Session

Manchester City Council are putting together a document that will describe the ordinarily available provision in Manchester for young children with additional needs, i.e., what early years settings and nurseries should already be doing to support them, without extra funding or a plan, etc. Once