Trafford Independent Support Service

Letter to Parents and Carers - Closure of our Service

We wish to provide an update for our Independent Support Service in Trafford.

You may have been one of the 700 parents or carers that has worked with one of our team at some point over the last four years and therefore we are writing to let you know that the service will cease from the end of July this year.

We are obviously disappointed that the service will not be continuing and this is due to the lack of funding from central Government.

It has truly been a wonderful experience to support and work alongiside the parent/carers and young people in Trafford and to also be able to support school colleagues along the way.

Any information that we hold on individual cases will be securely stored by VCAT as will any data stored on our computer system.

If you would to collect this information please do get in touch with VCAT – Voluntary and Community Action Trafford at Ground Floor, Oakland House, Talbot Road, Old Trafford

Phone Number: 0161 872 8563

Email: vcat@vcatrafford.org

Or alternatively contact the Project Manager Elizabeth Stanley at Wraparound: 109, Portland Street, Manchester M1 6DN

Phone Number: 0161 236 0069

Email: hello@wraparoundpartnership.org

In terms of further support within Trafford, for information, advice and support service for the SEND and their families, the Trafford Parent and Young People’s Partnership Service (PYPPS) is available and is based at Fourth Floor Waterside, Sale Plaza, Sale, M33 7ZF Phone Number: 0161 912 3150 Email: pypps@trafford.gov.uk

There are also other national sources of support including:

IPSEA: www.ipsea.org.uk Phone Number: 01799582030

SOSSEN: www.sossen.org.uk Phone Number: 03003023731 / 02085383731

CONTACT: www.contact.org.uk Phone Number: 0808 808 3555

We wish you the very best of luck for the future, it has been such a pleasure to work alongside so many wonderful families.

Very best wishes

From all the Independent Support Team.