Accessibility Statement
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(Integrated service for children with additional needs) 

Children’s Disability Team

Social Care / Early Help


Who are ISCAN?

The ISCAN team are based at Jubilee Gardens, Droylsden.  The team comprises of Social Workers, Children with Disabilities (CWD) Intervention Worker, a Management Team, a Transition Social Worker, Community Occupational Therapists and a Behaviour Support Therapist. 

What does the ISCAN service provide?

The ISCAN team work directly with children and families to assess their needs.
Should a child be assessed  as meeting threshold 2-3 for ISCAN intervention, who may  require the provision of homecare support, community short breaks, direct work, parenting support or aids and adaptations etc. they would be supported through the Early Help process with the allocation of a CWD Intervention Worker.
Should a child be assessed as at meeting threshold for Social Care Intervention level 3-4 then they would be supported through the Children’s Social Care Process with the allocation of a Social Worker. This could include direct work, parenting support, the provision of community short breaks; targeted complex needs short breaks and overnight respite for those families who are at risk of breakdown without the provision of specialist support services.
Should your child be referred to ISCAN with a safeguarding concern or a safeguarding concern is identified during the assessment process, the social worker will follow Tameside’s statutory procedures.
ISCAN also assist families’ and young people to prepare for adulthood working alongside our colleagues in adult services to assist a smooth transition and continued support, if this remains appropriate. ISCAN has a dedicated Transition Worker who will assist with the early identification of need and support the transition process.
We also offer information and advice around what is available to families in Tameside, in regard to the local offer. (See section on Local offer below.)

Services Could Include:

  • A wide range of short break opportunities to allow the young person to access a range of activities and clubs
  • Parent support groups
  • Portage
  • Domiciliary care
  • Direct Payments
  • Short breaks away from the family in a residential home / alternate settings
  • Early Help
  • Provision of information on parenting, family issues and disability.
  • General advice and support
  • A range of therapies relevant to your child's needs as an outcome of an assessment
  • Advice on Behaviour and Communication
  • Carers Assessment
  • Supported transition to Adult Services

Who can use the ISCAN Service?

Children who have a Profound/Severe/Moderate disability, aged from 0-18 years and their families can use the ISCAN service.   For ISCAN criteria please click on the link below
 (criteria link)

Jubilee Gardens

Jubilee Gardens is a Hub for Children with Disabilities and their families to access advice, information or support and a friendly and supportive environment where families can come together to access activities for the whole family to enjoy. It is a community building where we hope you will feel welcome and able to use the services and facilities. We have a Sensory room and Conference room which both families and professionals can book directly through contacting Jubilee Gardens. We have a large garden with a wheelchair accessible roundabout, both of which are additionally accessed through our support groups and the short break session that they facilitate. ( see local offer)

What facilities are there?

If you are a child with a disability we want you and your family to make full use of the facilities. If you would like to use any of the centre's rooms, please ask the staff for more details. They'll be happy to help.

Sensory Room
The Sensory room is a magical place filled with special lights, soft soothing music, a bubble tube and a variety of textures, mirrors and sounds. The floors and walls are cushioned and there are lights and sounds that surround you.

A Sensory room is a place of relaxation, pleasure and pure enjoyment. Anyone who enters can decide to explore and enjoy the different sensory experiences in their own way and in their own time.
Family room/play room:
Families can use this room to meet other families and children with disabilities enabling the whole family to relax and enjoy the facilities. The rooms are also used by support groups who use the building to provide a range of activities / short breaks for families. There is also an accessible kitchen, disabled toilets and a shower room with changing facilities available.

Conference Room:
The large conference room can be booked for support group meetings or professional meetings. There are facilities to make coffee and tea and to prepare buffets. Equipment such as WIFI, projector and flip chart are available.
Additionally the conference room is large enough to be utilised for activities, youth clubs and play sessions.

Local Offer

The ISCAN team work in partnership and provide grants to support the local offer.
ISCAN children’s services local offer is coproduced with the following support groups and agencies.
OkeOKE is a parent run support group for families living in the Tameside area who have a child/young person with special needs/disability. We're a one-stop shop for families to get help, advice and support. We also offer families access to a range of activities and events throughout the year for the whole family
T21T21 a parent led group committed to supporting parents/carers of children and young people with Down's Syndrome (Trisomy 21). We aim to provide information, advice and a friendly face to parents, carers, families and friends of people who have Down Syndrome in the Tameside and East Manchester area.

TASCATASCA a parent run support group for families with children 0-18 years living in the Tameside area with Autism, communication & social difficulties. We organise activities throughout the year for the whole family
FACT(FACT)  a parent run support group, set up to provide essential support, help and information to families of children who have been diagnosed with autism and related conditions i.e. ADHD, OCD, Pica, SPD and more complex learning disabilities, providing activities that benefit Autistic Children 5-18 years and their families.
HOPEHOPE a parent run support group for parents/carers of children and young people living with Epilepsy. We give families the opportunity to meet up, share and gain knowledge and influence service provision. We also organise activities and events throughout the year.

Active Tameside Active Tameside

What is the short break statement?

Short breaks statement 

Information on our commissioned short break options are here: Commissioned Short Breaks (

When are we open?

We are open Monday to Wednesday 8.30am - 5.00pm | Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm | Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm

The centre is also open Saturday and Sunday for the support groups who provide short breaks for families.

Contact Information
Contact by Post

ISCAN Children’s disability team
Gardenfold Way
M43 7XU
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 5599
Contact by Fax
0161 371 2061