Within the Carers Manchester Pathway there are several organisations that support parents and carers of a child or adult with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Talbot House provide support to parent carers and family members who are supporting someone with a learning disability diagnosis. They offer a variety of support including 1:1 advice, events for families and pampering service.
They also run the Thrive Project which is for parent carers aged 50+ that meet on a regular basis for a coffee and a chat. The Thrive team are able to support you with a range of topics including future care planning, keeping healthy and financial planning such as wills and trusts.
Lifted Carers Centre
Lifted Carers support Parent Carers of children and adults with special learning needs. They offer a range of support including guidance, one to one support, assistance with form filling and free events and activities.
Himmat Support Centre
Himmat provides culturally-specific support to Asian parents and carers of children with learning disabilities in Manchester. They offer a range of one to one support, groups and events and offer phone call assistance and translation support to carers who have English has a second language.
There is also a variety of other support available in Manchester:
The SEND Local Offer
Manchester’s Local Offer brings together information for families in a single place. It helps children, young people and their parents understand what services and support they can expect from a range of local agencies – including their statutory entitlements.
Parent Carer Forum
Manchester Parent Carer Forum represent the ‘voice’ of parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities aged 0-25. They work with the council to ensure parent carer views are taken into consideration. They also organise and promote a range of events.
Parent Carer Champions
The Manchester Parent Carer Champions facebook group is also a great resource for carers looking to connect with other and find out what support is available through the Local Offer.
Click here to download our factsheet on caring for a child with SEND.