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Happy, Active, Healthy SEND Summer Family Packs

This summer, we have partnered with 4CT Limited to deliver "Happy, Active, Healthy SEND Summer Family Packs" to families in Manchester. It's like the paper bag sensory and activity kits that many families loved last summer and Christmas - but with an Explore Manchester

Your Feedback: Redbank House Sensory Rooms

Following the success of the Local Offer and Short Breaks activities last summer, Manchester City Council again reached out to parents & carers to look at what could be added to their programme of activities for the spring term and Easter holidays. Discussing together with

Your Feedback: Children’s Adventure Farm Trust

Following the success of the Local Offer and Short Breaks activities last summer, Manchester City Council again reached out to parents & carers to look at what could be added to their programme of activities for the spring term and Easter holidays. Discussing together with

Your Feedback: Winter Sensory and Activity Packs

Following the success of last summer's Paperbag Sensory and Activity Packs project(s), Manchester City Council again reached out to us in January to look at delivering a new batch of the packs to children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) in

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). It discusses how the January 2021 lockdown

Start Well Focus Group

There is ongoing work to develop a strategy to give children in Manchester the best start in life.The Start Well Strategy aims to shape how families experience the first 1000 days of their child’s life, which is fundamental to establishing good patterns and practices that

Review of Early Years Ordinarily Available Provision

Back in June, we shared 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, regardless of formal diagnosis or specialist

Key Messages for Manchester City Council Staff Trainings on SEND

Manchester City Council will soon be running training sessions for their staff to update them on the Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) reforms. In preparation for those, they would like to have a short online discussion with parents & carers about what key messages

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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

Our Future Manchester – Consultation with SEND Families

Manchester City Council is reviewing the Our Manchester Strategy and they would like to hear from families of people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). They want to gather your thoughts, ideas and suggestions so that it can feed directly into the review of

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