The Local Offer

 July Virtual Drop In



You’re invited to contact Ali on the Local Offer team. Whatever the question – whether it’s about carers issues, benefits and grants, emotional wellbeing or coronavirus information - she will do her best to signpost you, wherever you are in the city. Email Ali at or call/text 07971 587963. She usually works all day Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday morning, and will get in touch as soon as she can.


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Stuff To Do


Fun On The Farm

Enjoy free family fun on the farm this spring! During March, we’ve booked out four days at the Children’s Adventure Farm in Cheshire on Sunday 7th, Saturday 13th, Sunday 21st and Saturday 27th. There are five one-hour time slots each day for three families at a time. For COVID-safety, each family needs to live in the same household. You’ll spend time in three areas: the farm with sheep, donkeys, alpacas and other animals that you can feed and interact with; the Play Park with a zip wire, swings, adventure trail and hobbit house; and a Woodland/Forest School, including den building, a pirate ship and mud kitchen.


Farm play area

Booking is essential – call 219 2125. You need to live in the Manchester City Council area and have a child with special educational needs or disability. Here’s a map showing the farm. If there are any transport issues, talk to staff when you phone and we’ll see what we can do. This activity has been made possible through funding from Manchester City Council.


Free Sensory Rooms - REMINDER!

Just a reminder that the Sensory Rooms at Redbank House are free to SEND families in the Manchester City Council area until Friday 9th April. Sessions start on the hour and are for 50 minutes, Monday to Friday at time slots during the day. Booking is essential – call 0161 214 5959 or email

Drama With Odd Arts

Free drama workshops for wellbeing aimed at young people with additional needs are on offer between now and May at the Powerhouse in Moss Side. Odd Arts will hold either 1-2-1 or small group socially distanced sessions, booked at a time most suitable for young people and their families. Please email to register your interest.


Sensory Theatre For The Family

Head2Head makes sensory theatre that is accessible and inclusive for all. At this time, they’ve moved online and are offering plays, games and interactive films at £5 per family. See the programme to find out what’s on.



Autistic-friendly Walks

Thrive Manchester, a local wellbeing organisation, has started new free walks for autistic people and their families. They are currently every Friday, 2-3.30pm, in Wythenshawe Park – meet in front of Wythenshawe Hall. To keep everyone COVID-safe, places are limited, so you need to book - call Colette on 07853 841290.

The Local Offer Virtual SEND drop-in dates for this academic year 2020 - 2021 for 10 am - 12 noon:
  • 10th March
  • 21st April
  • 26th May
  • 23rd June
  • 14th July

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