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The Together Centre

We are also supporting Children who may be unable to leave their homes throughout the Holidays, due to their Parent's/Carer's health or wellbeing with a FREE Lunch delivered daily to their door Monday 20th - Friday 24th February 2023. Children will also receive a Craft Pack too.
If you or someone you know would benefit from this or you would like to find out more about our meaningful charitable services, then please email or contact our Volunteer Administration team on 0161 366 1987 – It would be a pleasure to hear from you!

The Together Centre's January Schedule 2023


Mencap Family Engagement Project

Mencap have set up their Family Engagement Project in Tameside. The project focuses on engaging with and providing peer support/signposting to parents and caregivers of children with SEND or emerging needs aged 0-5 years.
Mencap’s purpose is to work with families to build a community where they and their children can thrive.
The project wants to develop opportunities with and for parents and caregivers to:
  • Connect with other parents and caregivers who have shared, or similar experiences
  • Invite them to join family led peer support groups and networks
  • Signpost to services and opportunities that could help their family
  • Empower them to advocate for, and co-produce what they need to feel more connected to their community
Please note:
  • The project does not offer family support, and does not carry out home visits
  • The project is not crisis intervention and is not an Early Help service or an alternative to this.
Useful information
To access the project, parents and caregivers will need to complete a registration form:

To find out more about what is currently on offer from the Family Engagement Project in Tameside, please contact Laura. Laura is the Mencap Family Engagement Partner for Greater Manchester.


Mobile: 07815 483266

Working hours: Tuesday-Friday 8am-6pm

For more information about Mencap please click on the button below:


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The SEND Pupil Support Service is now offering a Parent Helpline. The service is for the parents/carers of children with EHCPs, currently not in school. The service will offer support and guidance to parents who have SEND children at home, and who are currently struggling to support, engage and/or manage their SEND needs. Whilst the SEND team may be able to suggest strategies to help your child engage with school work set by school, they are not able to set a curriculum for your child. The helpline will be available to parents from Monday 30th May, and will operate between the hours of 9am-1pm. Helpline details as follows:

Monday - Friday
Working hours:

09.00-11.00 - 0161-3438381
11.00-13.00 - 07971132375