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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

By |2020-09-22T13:23:18+01:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: |Tags: , |

SEND JSNA Interactive Session with Parents/Carers

Manchester City Council is updating our city's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). According to NHS guidance, the JSNA is "a systematic method for reviewing the health and wellbeing needs of a population, leading to agreed commissioning priorities that

By |2020-09-10T12:49:53+01:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: , |Tags: , , , |

Ministerial open letter to children and young people with SEND, their families and carers and those who work to support them

Vicky Ford, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, wrote an open letter to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), their families and carers and those who work to support them. The letter provides advice and guidance

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

By |2020-08-28T17:54:36+01:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , |

Feedback on EHCP Personal Budgets

Manchester City Council is looking to review its Personal Budgets Statement for Children and Young People with EHCPs (Education, Health and Care Plans). We would like to ask for your feedback about your experience with applying for, accessing, using, and reviewing/monitoring your child's / young

By |2020-08-18T17:06:44+01:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , |

Designing Inclusive Environments with Arup

Manchester City Council recently shared with us this video from Arup's Access and Inclusive Environments Team, who are looking to promote inclusive design for everyone over the coming years. The informative video above is part of their Arup Adventures video series, where the firm's employees

By |2020-08-13T17:39:48+01:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , |

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).

Free Laminated Reasonable Adjustments Cards

A fellow parent-carer recently reached out to us, saying that she printed and laminated a hundred Reasonable Adjustments Cards, which she is willing to send by post to SEND families in Manchester. We developed the cards together with Manchester City Council and they can be

By |2020-08-05T14:12:02+01:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

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