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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:

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

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

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

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

School Summer Play Spaces – Melland

Melland High School’s playing field is open to families for three weeks of the holidays - Monday 27th July to Friday 14th August, between 10am-3pm, Monday-Friday. This is for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0 to 25 years.

School Summer Play Spaces – The Birches

The Birches Specialist Support School is offering summer play spaces over the coming weeks. This is for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0 to 18 years. The Birches has 45-minute play slots in two areas: The slide playground

Success Story: Paperbag Sensory and Activity Packs

Back in early May, we shared an idea with some Manchester City Council partners about producing sensory kits for SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) families across the city. We thought of the project because we’ve heard that many families are having issues managing their

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: , , , |