Upcoming Activities and Clubs to Join
Inclusive Cheerleading Squad!
A Cheerleading Squad in Salford called Red Hot Superstars are off to represent England as their first ever national Special Abilities team!
You can read more information and how to get involved through the article below:
HOME Manchester has now launched a weekly Relaxed Screening Offer!
Free Inclusive Swims
The inclusive swims at Moss Side Leisure Centre are now free as part of the SEND Community Offer! Sessions are every Sunday 9-11.30am and are for families living in the Manchester City Council area. The swim provides a calm environment and a clear process from entry to the pools.
Families can access the small pool and floats for family fun or use the main pool for lane swimming when available. For now, there’s no need to book – just turn up at the leisure centre.
Manchester Parent Carer Forum (MPCF) has planned an exciting series of free relaxed cinema screenings over the summer months. It's for SEND families living in the Manchester City Council area, with showings at GRUB / CULTPLEX, a street food and independent cinema venue in the Red Bank area of Manchester city centre. The first showing is on Saturday 10th June, 10am to 12 noon.
Fun with Flip
FLIP are free weekly sessions at Projekts skatepark near Piccadilly Station, running until 18th July 2023. It’s now every Wednesday (instead of Tuesday) in term-time 4.30-6.30pm. It's a chance for young people with SEND aged 8-25 years to enjoy an hour of skateboard coaching, followed by an hour of music-making with Billy and Andy who offer accessible music workshops. Siblings can join in too.
Families are welcome to hang out in the cafe during the sessions or watch the skateboarders from the viewing balcony.
Local Offer Drop In
The Drop Ins are aimed at parent/carers living in the Manchester City Council area. If you live in other parts of Greater Manchester, search for ‘Local Offer’ with the name of your Council area to see what is available.
Immersive Gamebox at Manchester Arndale
Super 1s Cricket
Super 1s is a Lord’s Taverners programme designed to give cricketing opportunities to young disabled people aged 12-25. It includes Super 1s Disability Cricket on Friday evenings, 7-8pm, at Denmark Road Sports Centre in Moss Side, M15 6FG. It’s free - or £2 if young people join the multi-sports with Champion’s Sports Club from 6-7pm.
There’s an Accessible Rave For All with Nite School and DJ Xanda on Thursday 22nd June, 6-9pm at The Pink Room, YES, 38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB. Tickets are £4 (+ booking fee), carers go free, minimum age 18.
DJ Xanda, otherwise known as Alexander Robin Webb, started dj-ing at the age of 10(!) and is into Breakbeat, House & Old Skool. Learning disabled and registered blind, he is now 25 and very excited to be doing this gig. Under One Roof is a safe and welcoming space for adults who identify as having a disability, as well as their friends, family and carers. To find more information and to book, go through Skiddle
Quiet Sundays at the Whitworth
Quiet Sundays are multi-sensory, open-ended family play sessions every last Sunday of the month at the Whitworth Art Gallery. They are designed for a quieter experience, with children leading the way in their own time and at their own pace. Held in the School of Creativity space, they are free and there’s no need to book, just come along any time between 10.30am and 12.30pm. The next one is Sunday 26th March. Find out more on The Whitworth website.
The gallery has open-ended play all the time in their School of Creativity. Find out more about visiting the gallery in their access information.
Short Breaks for Unpaid Carers
Carefree offer low-cost short breaks in the UK for unpaid carers. After registering with them, you can browse the options and submit a request for a hotel on specific dates. Hotels donate 1-2 night breaks in a twin or double room, plus breakfast where possible, for you and a companion (adult or child). There’s no charge for accommodation, just a £25 admin fee to help with the cost of operating their charity. Find out more on the Carefree website.
Clubs to Join