Dietary Issues & How to Promote Experimentation

18th October 2017

If you care for a child or young person with autism and severe learning difficulties, you are eligible for a comprehensive range of support from Seashell Trust.

This is the first of several sessions aimed at helping families deal with everyday issues like mealtimes, communication, behaviour and looking for ways to help your child become more independent.

In this session, Royal College Manchester tutor Lauren Miller will address one topic that comes up over and over again: How do I help my son or daughter around food?

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Sleep Success Workshop

18th October 2017

Wednesday 18th October
9.30am - 2pm
Heald Green Village Hall, Outwood Road, SK8 3JL

Lunch provided

Free for parents and carers of children and young people with special needs and disabilities

With The Children's Sleep Charity

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Supporting your Teenager towards Independence

17th October 2017

Are you a parent/carer of a teenager moving towards adult independent living?

Supporting your Teenager towards Independence Workshop - a FREE information workshop for parents and carers of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) delivered by Paul Harper MBE of Lifetime Design, supported by Seashell Trust

When: Tuesday 17th October 2017, 9.30am to 2.15pm

Where: Cheshire Conference and Events, Edgeley Park, Hardcastle Road, Stockport SK3 9DD

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Five Day Course for Intervenors, 16th – 20th October 2017

Five Day Course for Intervenors

16th October 2017

This is the original Intervenor Course developed and delivered by Jenny Fletcher and colleagues from Sense. The 5-day course is specifically designed for Teaching Assistants, Health Care Workers, Learning Support Workers, Social Care Workers and those employed to work on a 1:1 basis with a child or young person who is congenitally multi-sensory impaired / deafblind or has a single sensory impairment with additional complex needs.

This course meets the requirements of the Intervenor Standards issued by NatSIP.

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Independent Living Choices

11th October 2017

Wednesday 11th October
6.30pm - 8.30pm
At Seashell Trust

A free information session about independent living choices aimed at families of young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Find out about:

  • Your involvement in planning services
  • Accommodation options
  • Day services
  • Sense

With guest speakers from Sense and a parent who needed to find services for their children.

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Makaton Foundation Course

09th October 2017

Makaton Foundation Course

Dates: Monday 9th & Monday 16th October

Times: 09.30 – 16.00

Price: £120 for professionals, £60 for parents and carers

Lunch and refreshments provided

Following our successful Makaton taster session in July, Seashell Trust is offering a two day foundation course from 9.30am until 4pm on Monday 9th and Monday 16th October.

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Understanding the Mental Health of Young People and Providing Psychological Support

28th September 2017

Understanding the Mental Health of Young People and Providing Psychological Support is a workshop delivered by Mode Rehabilitation and Nurture Psychology, supported by Parents in Partnership Stockport and Seashell Trust, FREE for parents, carers and family members or £50 for professionals.

Thursday 28th September, 9.30am to 2.30pm at Cheshire Conference and Events, Edgeley Park, Hardcastle Rd, Stockport SK3 9DD

Aims of the Workshop:

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Seashell Sportive 2017

17th September 2017

Come along and ride, knowing that your entry fee is going to a very worthwhile cause, or go one step further and use the sponsorship form to help raise even more money to buy specialist bicycles so that our students get the chance to experience the thrill of cycling. Thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters, every penny of the entry fee comes directly to Seashell Trust.

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Seashell Trust Golf Day 2017

07th September 2017

Our annual charity golf day will take place once again at Wilmslow Golf Club on Thursday 7th September. Including a complimentary halfway house and a three course evening meal, a four ball costs just £360. To book please download and complete the attached form, below, or contact Jo Barber at

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BSL Courses

01st September 2017

Sign language courses starting in September

Introduction to Signing (12 weeks)
Gain a basic understanding of signs to meet people, use numbers and talk about the weather, direction or transport
£100 including class time, course booklet and exam fee

Choose one of the available class times

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday      1-3pm, 3:30-5:30pm
Wednesday                                  1-3pm, 3:30-5:30pm, 8-9:30pm

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Signalong Course

01st September 2017

Our 12 week Signalong course begins in September
Fridays from 10 - 11.30am

If you’re supporting a person with communication difficulties as a result learning disabilities, attending our Signalong course could have a big impact.  Signalong uses signs and symbols to help people communicate. It’s designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech in spoken word order.

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Makaton Taster

28th July 2017

Free Makaton taster session for parents, carers and professionals

Seashell Trust is offering a free taster session for those interested in finding out more about the sign and symbol language system, Makaton. A bitesize practical session will take place on 28th July at Seashell Trust in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport.

Makaton has transformed the lives of children and adults with a range of different communication difficulties. It’s designed to support spoken language – signs are used with speech, in spoken word order to help children and adults to communicate.  

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