Who are the real Champions?

It was a privilege to be invited to the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Champions Awards on 13th July, even more surprising to have been nominated for an award, like many parent carers I don’t feel that I do anything different or exceptional. https://www.gmchampionawards.co.uk/ For me this was about celebrating the work and support that…


Independent Support in Trafford to End in July.

  Background to Independent Support Improving life chances, opportunities and outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs, has been and will always be a priority for successive governments. In 2014 the largest reforms to the system for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) were introduced. This…



Preparing for the Big Move – Transition Looms!

Preparing for secondary school is daunting for any child. But for a child with autism or indeed any form of special eduational need, their transition from the security of a small primary school to a large mainstream secondary needs to be handled with particular care. Here we set out some top tips. Two years in…



Making Sense of Relationships with Professionals

Having a child with special needs often means you are forced to become involved in a world those parents who have children with no additional needs don’t have to. This new world involves coming into contact with professionals and services you may never have heard of before. This new world can be confusing and its…



We Won! Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation awards Wraparound prize for innovation 2018

GRANT GIVES GREATER MANCHESTER’S SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN GREATER SCHOOLING CHANCE A Manchester mum who has long championed practical support for special needs children and their families has been awarded £1,000 to further her efforts in helping ordinary families make sense of extraordinary circumstances. Elizabeth Stanley, Director of social enterprise, Wraparound Partnership, was gifted the prize…


Events and Workshops

Wraparound offers a programme of FREE events to support parent carers and professionals across Greater Manchester and beyond. Our mission is to simplify the world of special needs and empower you with the knowledge to achieve the best possible outcome for your child or the children and young people you work with. Come down, we’ll…