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A Short Break can range from an activity which lasts an hour or two through to a few days away from home, and includes day, evening, overnight, weekend and holiday activities. These activities provide a positive experience for the child as well as giving parents and carers a break from their caring duties.

Manchester City Council provides a range of Short Break services for disabled children and young people with Special Educational Needs, rare disorders and chronic medical conditions age 0 – 17 years, inclusive.

You can learn more about Short Breaks and the Specialist Resource Team at https://hsm.manchester.gov.uk/kb5/manchester/directory/advice.page?id=EJP15IZ5AFs

Below are some articles we published relating to Short Breaks:

Short Breaks Annual Review Sessions – North Manchester

The regular Short Breaks annual reviews for parents of children with SEND in Manchester will continue on the pre-arranged dates for south, central and north Manchester - however the review sessions will now be completed over the phone with the Specialist Resource Team. Please do

By |2020-04-06T19:02:08+01:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: |Tags: , , , |

Short Breaks Annual Review Sessions – Central Manchester

The regular Short Breaks annual reviews for parents of children with SEND in Manchester will continue on the pre-arranged dates for south, central and north Manchester - however the review sessions will now be completed over the phone with the Specialist Resource Team. Please do

By |2020-04-06T18:57:04+01:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: |Tags: , , , |

SEND Local Offer Drop-in @ Central Manchester

Join us and various SEND organisations & service providers at this month's SEND Early Help Local Offer coffee morning, which will be held at the Moss Side Millenium Powerhouse, from 10am - 12pm on Wednesday, 8 July. It's an excellent opportunity to chat with or

Virtual SEND Parent Drop-in

In place of the July SEND Drop-in, which has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis, we have decided to run a Virtual Drop-in from 10am-12pm on the same day. This is for the benefit of parents and carers of children or young people with

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

We asked participating organisations/teams in last month's 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 June SEND Drop-in (click or tap a

Co-Production in Manchester

In celebration of National Co-Production Week, we invited some partners from the Local Authority to reflect and share with us how co-production has helped them deliver services to SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) families in Manchester. Below is a message from Maureen Howell, Manchester

Short Breaks Annual Review Sessions – South Manchester

The regular Short Breaks annual reviews for parents of children with SEND in Manchester will continue on the pre-arranged dates for south, central and north Manchester - however the review sessions will now be completed over the phone with the Specialist Resource Team. Please do

By |2020-04-06T18:52:03+01:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: |Tags: , , , |

SEND Local Offer Drop-in @ South Manchester

Join us and various SEND organisations & service providers at this month's SEND Early Help Local Offer coffee morning, which will be held at Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, from 10am - 12pm on Wednesday, 24 June. It's an excellent opportunity to chat with or learn

Virtual SEND Parent Drop-in

In place of the June SEND Drop-in, which has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis, we have decided to run a Virtual Drop-in from 10am-12pm on the same day. This is for the benefit of parents and carers of children or young people with

Short Breaks Annual Review Sessions – North Manchester

The regular Short Breaks annual reviews for parents of children with SEND in Manchester will continue on the pre-arranged dates for south, central and north Manchester - however the review sessions will now be completed over the phone with the Specialist Resource Team. Please do

By |2020-04-06T19:01:28+01:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: |Tags: , , , |