Family Information Service Links
The aim of this section is to provide a link to other agencies who offer support to families. Often the support is linked to parenting.
As and when we recieve relevant information we will add it to the site.
Manchester City Council offer a service designed to help families:
- Are you looking for CHILDCARE?
Do you want to know more about your CHILDCARE options?
Would you like advice on how to access TAX CREDITS, CHILDCARE VOUCHERS or FREE EARLY EDUCATION ENTITLEMENT?
Do you need support for children with ADDITIONAL NEEDS and/or a DISABILITY?
Do you want information about PARENTING SUPPORT?
Do you want to know more about FLEXIBLE WORKING?
Do you need help or advice with a FAMILY MATTER?
. . . and much more
The Family Information Service offer a free, confidential and impartial information advice and guidance service for families with children and young people 0–19 years of age. For more information go the Manchester City Council Website.
Some Examples Of Parenting Support In Manchester
Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES)
MAES can offer a range of Family Learning workshops and courses in your school, usually free and often with free childcare.
The Families Connect Course is a new 8 week course for parents of children aged 4 – 6. In each 2 hour session, parents get support with helping their child with emotional resilience, reading and maths. Children then join their parents to complete an activity and there are activities to do at home. Schools would need to provide a co-facilitator who would recruit the parents, make/buy resources, and jointly run the group.
Incredible Years (CAPS courses)
Manchester has protected the funding for its very high quality evidence based parenting courses. These are a fabulous intervention for any child aged 2 – 4 with behavioural problems, and may be suitable for the parent of a younger sibling where an older child has behavioural problems.