Occupational Therapy Week 2020: Securing the future workforce and increasing diversity within the profession
2 November 2020 - 4:15pm
"This year during Occupational Therapy Week we want to inspire people from all backgrounds to choose occupational therapy as a career. We know that being an occupational therapist is the best job in the world, but we need other people to know it too.”
Last weeks STEAM Careers Day hosted at Inscape House School proved to be a great success with attending students gaining plenty of insight and knowledge from speakers across the event. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths and the careers day aimed to expose students to a variety of careers, to jumpstart their thinking about their futures and also think about the core subjects and how they link to their future choices and careers.
Our response: Government rejects extension of free school meals
23 October 2020 - 1:45pm
Like so many around the country, we were shocked and upset that the government chose to vote against the extension of the free school meals over half term. Free school meals are a vital lifeline for many of the families we support and the food vouchers for school holidays make a significant difference at a time when they need it the most.
Together Trust and The Turnpike gallery partner on collaborative art project
14 October 2020 - 1:30pm
We are delighted to announce that as part of our 150th-anniversary celebrations we have partnered with The Turnpike gallery in Wigan on a development programme for artists living and working in Greater Manchester.
The Making of Us is a professional development programme for socially engaged artists, aiming to develop post-pandemic practices with a focus on working with young people between 13-25 years, facing adversity.
We are delighted to announce that we are one of the finalists for The Vernon Building Society Community Awards 2020!
The Vernon Community Awards are offering £10,000 to local not-for-profit organisations who dedicate themselves to supporting the local Stockport community. A vote for the Together Trust can help us to continue providing life changing support for people with disabilities, and their families, across Greater Manchester.
Inscape students have A Level success despite national result day concerns
13 August 2020 - 2:15pm
For students across the country 13 August 2020 has been etched in their minds for some time now. However with Covid-19 and last minute reforms to A Level and GCSE grading, this week has not been easy for students.
For students at specialist schools and colleges, these strange and uncertain times have created yet more barriers in a world where a great deal already exist. Despite these challenges students at Inscape House School are celebrating a number of fantastic results.
Darren Evans, Positive Behaviour Support lead, hosts a webinar in collaboration with NATSPEC
21 July 2020 - 12:00pm
Last month, Darren Evans, Behaviour Analyst and PBS Lead at Bridge College, hosted a webinar in collaboration with The Association of National Specialist Colleges (NATSPEC). The webinar provides an opportunity to learn about a range of practical positive behaviour support (PBS) strategies and how these can be used to improve access and engagement in learning. The session also includes strategies for use by parents, staff and students, in the home learning environment and an education setting.
Young People and Adults’ Achievement Awards is one of the Together Trust's greatest annual events when we all get together to celebrate and recognise the incredible achievements of the people we support. Unfortunately, this year’s event couldn’t go ahead at Manchester City FC as planned due to the pandemic but our services still managed to celebrate and acknowledge the resilience of the people we support at this extraordinary time. Congratulations to everyone who received an award and please enjoy the following snapshot of some of the winners.
Bridge College photo competition winners announced
10 July 2020 - 2:30pm
Bridge College has held its yearly photography competition and we’ve been truly blown away with all the stunning entries.
The competition was open to students that attend specialist education schools and colleges throughout the North West. Students were invited to send us their photography around the theme, “This is me” This was a great opportunity to get creative and to show off photography skills while schools and colleges haven’t been open to all during this unprecedented time.
As part of the Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) we are launching research which finds that's disabled children and their families have had vital care and support withdrawn during the coronavirus pandemic. Over 4000 families with disabled children and young people told us that they were being #LeftInLockdown.