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Parent/Carer Consultation

This is where you will find opportunities to get involved with Local and National SEND Service consultations.

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Changing Places Toilets are high spec, gold standard disabled toilets for those with more profound disabilities. They include a changing table, and hoists for the use of carers. Disabled people and their families who need these toilets often use them to plan their days out and routes.

Bury Council is currently discussing a scheme and would like your views on where it would be best placed, see below:

Current proposals for location are Burrs Country Park and next to Ramsbottom Leisure Centre.

They are seeking views specifically from young people about the locations suitable? If not, alternative ideas with reasons why?

If you have any feedback please comment below or email so we can pass this on.


For the first section of the revised Local Offer, the LA is looking for parent or carers who would be prepared to talk through their early experience of being new to SEND for other parents, to reassure them and point them in the right direction with helpful tips and advice.

If you are interested please email

Bury Council's Local Offer website is being completely reviewed and rewritten. A series of workshops to look at different topics on the Local Offer have been arranged by Bury Council (please see below for the list). Parents/carers are invited to attend to help shape the content of the Local Offer pages. It's vital that parents attend to ensure the Local Offer information is written with parents/carers so that it provides the right information . A representative from BURY2GETHER is hoping to attend each meeting as well.
Below is a list of all the upcoming topics for discussion.  If you would like to attend this workshop, or would like to be sent full details of the other workshops, please email

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** Max Cards **

Please can we ask for a few minutes of your time to complete our short survey about the Max Card scheme ?

The survey has been made by us. Your feedback will be anonymous . We will look at the results and send all feedback to the Local Authority. Thanks for your help

**** How to request a Max Card ***

If you do not have a card but would like one, please send an email request to and we'll get one out to you.

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The Dept for Education has set out its long-term plans for the reform of children’s social care in England. It is seeking feedback on its implementation strategy, a new national framework for children’s social care and new rules on employing agency workers. Consultation runs until 11 May. You can find more information here:

For the consultation documents click here:’s


Contact is launching a new programme for parents and carers, run by their Campaigns and Policy team. Now more than ever, the voices of parents and carers need listening to.

The programme will include:

Focus groups – help inform and shape future campaigns.

Influencing government decisions - opportunities to meet MPs and policy makers.

Peer Support – meet other parent carers in similar situations.

Ambassador opportunities – help Contact reach more parent carers by spreading the word about Contact.

Training – gain and share new skills.

Media work – totally optional, but if you’re interested in speaking with the press, they can support you.

You can apply here:


Bury Council are undertaking a consultation on their transport strategy.

The Local Transport Strategy will set out a plan for transport investment in Bury for the next twenty years and beyond, covering all modes of travel in the borough.

To find out more and to share your views go to their website: 

'If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself'
Henry Ford

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