Useful Links to specialist websites and resources.

Helping hands

Help with the cost of living crisis


SENDIASS  Manchester offers independent information, advice and support to parents and carers to increase their involvement in the education of their children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Manchester local offer hub.

We have created this resource to bring information together in one place around special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the Manchester City Council area and beyond. 

Manchester Local Offer

Children & Families Section. Click on The local offer (disability & special educational needs) icon to register your child. Scroll down to Manchester's register of disabled children and complete the 5 page form.

GMAC aims to be a point of contact for anyone in Greater Manchester needing information about autism and related issues. We are managed by the UK's leading charity for autistic people and their families The National Autistic Society.

Together Trust

Together Trust provides not-for-profit services which include a range of care, community and special education services for people with behavioural challenges, learning difficulties, physical disabilities, complex health needs and autism.


Cerebral Palsy Information


The National Autistic Society



News and articles surrounding internet safety


Think You Know

Great advice to keep children safe whilst using the internet.



Department for education. Articles and advice for children and young people.


Action for Children

Action for Children supports and speaks for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.


Life Coach for parents


Manchester parent carer forum

Manchester Parent Carer Forum (MPCF) is funded by the Department for Education and works in partnership with the Manchester City Council as well as Health and Education settings to shape and influence services, and to ensure they are fit for purpose and meet the needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families living in Manchester.



Offers 1-1 support, guidance & advocacy and assistance with completing forms. Also hosts special calendar events, lunches, days out and craft sessions.


Collis curve, special toothbrush.

Specialist toothbrush and grippers.


caring working living

Improving employment opportunities for people with caring responsibilities


Disability grants

Use this website to save time finding disability grants


New life

Newlife charity grants


family fund

Family Fund grants


Star stream

Specialist Training in Autism and Raising Standards (STAR)


Carers Manchester.

Carers Manchester


Challenging behaviour.

Challenging Behaviour


The Newman Holiday Trust

The Newman Holiday Trust is a voluntary organisation which provides summer holidays for children with special needs.



Sibs exists to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister.


NSPCC underpant rule.



Rehab Recovery

A Compassionate & Inclusive Approach to Evidence-Based Treatment



Rehab 4 Addiction offers drug and alcohol rehab in Manchester and the Greater Manchester region.


Woodstreet Mission.

Wood Street Mission is a children’s charity helping children and families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford.



Vehicle harnesses & seatbelts designed to restrain & support children and adult passengers with learning-difficulties or challenging-behaviour.



We are the leading charity in the field of SEND law in England, and we provide free and independent legal advice and support to families of children and young people with SEND. We also provide training on the SEND legal framework, and we influence policy at both a local and national level.

Fleglings Adaptive Clothing and SEN equipment.

Adaptive clothing including swimwear and shoes, bedding, disbaility, sensory aids, eating aids and much more.

positive eye.

Visual impairment resources and information.


British sign language

Sign Language is a visual means of communicating using gestures, facial expression, and body language. 


SEND Dads group


South Manchester Down's syndrome support group

The South Manchester Down's Syndrome Support Group is a registered charity which supports children and adults who have Down's Syndrome and their families.

We provide activities, social events, speech and language therapy, information and training to enable our young people to fulfil their potential.


Support organisations

Here is a selection of organisations and groups in the Manchester area and nationally to support parents/carers and families with children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

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Ashgate Specialist Support School, Crossacres Rd, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5DR

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