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…


25 Medical Teams, 8 Hospitals, and 6 Educational settings: Relationships with Professionals

  One of the parents Wraparound supports has very kindly written this heartfelt blog for us about her experience with the professionals involved in her son’s life. Until my eldest son was born, I was lucky enough to have very little experience of dealing with many professionals. I had never been in hospital, rarely visited…


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…


BBC Radio 5 Live Mum Takeover

Wraparound were invited to BBC Radio 5 Live’s #MumTakeover in Blackpool on 28th November 2017. Supported by Netmums, Better Start Blackpool and Maternal Mental Health Alliance the event is a chance to discuss the challenges faced by mums of all ages – from post natal depression and anxiety to work/life balance and loneliness – with…


Wraparound partner Sarah talks about life as a parent of a child with autism and the path that led her to work for Wraparound.

This piece originally appeared in the Messenger Newspaper 27th October 2017.   A MOTHER in Sale is holding her hand out to offer other parent carers support after her son was diagnosed with autism last year. Sarah Windram, was head of customer care at a busy property investment company, but upon the diagnosis of her son,…