What's on in Cheshire East

We're so lucky in Cheshire East to have a range of opportunities for our young people.  Visit Cheshire East's Local Offer or pop back to this page and see the weekly updates from Sarah Jacklin, our Local Area Coordinator. If you would like to receive these updates weekly, please email: sarah.jacklin@cheshireeast.gov.uk 

W/c 15th April 2024

Hello Everyone


Hope you are all keeping well and had a lovely Easter.  Here is the bulletin with lots of opportunities and things I would love to share with you.


  • SUSO – have shared with us what activities are coming up for this week plus as we edge closer to May the calendar to plan what you’re looking forward to doing next month.
  • Time out Group – have shared what activities they have got coming up this week and don’t forget their ‘DD Event’ and other information shared on the parent carer newsletter which I have also included.
  • Multiply – are sharing lots of different courses hosted by both Springboard and Reaseheath College for anyone that wants to learn and upskill their maths, learn to sew, start your own business and lots more so I have shared a couple of the recent flyers with all the detail.
  • Involvement Recovery and Wellness Centre – have shared with us their new prospectus that has just started all its new courses that support with your mental health and wellbeing there is a lot on offer that if there are any you are interested in please come back to me and I can refer you into this April_-_August_2024_Prospectus.pdf (cwp.nhs.uk)
  • *NEW Family Hub – please follow the link for the new digital site created for the Family Hub which shares with you support for children and young people from birth up until the age of 19 (or 25 for those with special educational needs) Family Hubs (cheshireeast.gov.uk)
  • Self-Advocates face to face meeting – being hosted at the Guild in Wilmslow on the 23rdMay 2024 we would love new members to come along and see what is going on and how to get involved. 
  • Everybody Health and Leisure, All Ability Adult Sessions – please see the new attached posters Andy has kindly shared with me, activities that are being run across the Cheshire East patch including the cycling, swimming, boccia and netball.
  • Princes Trust Macclesfield and Crewe – currently are both recruiting for their next programme starting on 20th May 2024 they would love to hear from you if interested.For Macclesfield it is Chris and for Crewe, Ashley I have attached the link which shares more information on who is eligible and how to get in touch with the team. Prince's Trust (cheshirefire.gov.uk) but also Chris has shared with us a presentation which goes through week by week how the programme works and what you do. If you would like a copy of this to have a look let me know and I will send on.
  • Disability Ice Skating at Deeside – if you fancy trying something different please follow the link, it is in Cheshire West but looks great fun Disability IceSkating Session Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
  • Friends for Leisure – have shared their latest booklet with all the activities and sessions coming up I have included the link which shares with you the leaflet up to and including the end of April and the next booklet which runs from May to July for you to have a look.  What’s going on in your area (friendsforleisure.org.uk)
  • British Red Cross Services in Cheshire East - please see the attached leaflets with all the wonderful information how they can offer support and help including mobility aids, discharge from hospital and their support at home service for adults 18+.
  • Space4autism – have shared with us what’s on coming up at Space4autism for adults, children and young people and parent and carers please follow the link for more information which includes a gaming session and the return of the sailing and paddle boarding What's on at Space4Autism? Also the team have shared with us the updated poster for the Poynton Outreach session they offer as it is now hosted at a new location please see the attached information.
  • Wishing Well – please see the attached information as to what is coming up for their next Let’s Get Social Thursdays in April, they have their disco coming up this week.
  • Autism Inclusive Girls Group – please see the attached poster with information about their weekly group during term time that they run.
  • Springboard, Cheshire Learning Partnership – have shared their latest newsletter which I have attached with what skills and courses open to all are running this new term starting 15/04/24.
  • Disability Information Bureau – Are offering free training available to help you update your IT skills and they have different equipment to support everyone including people with different sensory needs, they would be happy for you to give them a call to learn more on 01625 501759.
  • Macclesfield Community Sports Trust – offer lots of different activities open to all including pan disability football and activity sessions during the week at All Hallows School for all ages including adults Macclesfield FC Community Sports Trust but in addition to this they are now going to be operating the Street Sports across Macclesfield for the younger people so I have attached the latest posters with this information too.


Cost of living help and support


IMPORTANT LINK Cost of living (cheshireeast.gov.uk)


  • Knutsford Meals on Wheels – please see the attached poster Nick and the team from the Welcome have asked me to share with futher details of how they can help.


Please note in the links shared below around the new plans launched there is included the Easy Read format.


Cheshire East launches new plans to empower people with mental health and learning disabilities.


Cheshire East Place has announced the launch of its new mental health and learning disability plans, designed to empower individuals and their families living with these conditions across the borough.


The plans have been developed and co-produced by the Cheshire East Mental Health Partnership Board and Cheshire East Learning Disability Partnership Board, whose members represent Cheshire East Council, Cheshire and Merseyside NHS Integrated Care Board, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, people with learning disabilities and mental health support needs with lived experience and carers, Healthwatch, Cheshire police and organisations from the voluntary sector.


These comprehensive and transformative plans outline a clear roadmap for improving the quality of life for people with mental health and learning disabilities, focusing on:


  • Early intervention and prevention: Providing timely support to help prevent escalation of mental and physical ill health and promote wellbeing.
  • Choice, flexibility and control: Empowering people to make decisions about how they receive their care and support, improving access to bespoke accommodation, maximising independence and dignity.
  • Integrated care: Ensuring seamless collaboration between health and social care services for holistic support.
  • Employment and education: Supporting individuals to achieve their full potential in education, training, and employment opportunities.
  • Social inclusion: Combating stigma and discrimination, fostering community engagement and belonging.


Councillor Jill Rhodes, Cheshire East Council adults and health committee chair, said: "We are committed to creating a Cheshire East where everyone feels valued, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential.


“These new all age placed based plans mark a significant step forward in achieving this goal and will improve the lives and outcomes of people with learning disabilities and mental health support needs, by focusing on the importance of strong partnership working across health and local authorities.”


Mark Wilkinson, place director at NHS Cheshire and Merseyside, said: "Working closely together, we are encouraged by the council's commitment to improving mental health and learning disability services across Cheshire East.


“These plans have the potential to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of many individuals and families."


The plans will be continuously reviewed and monitored annually by the Cheshire East Learning Disabilities Partnership Board and the Mental Health Partnership Board, to ensure that the plans are delivering on the key priorities and outcomes.


The Mental Health and Learning Disability Plans are available for download on the Cheshire East Council Live Well online directory by going to:

Cheshire East Place Mental Health Plan and Learning disability (cheshireeast.gov.uk)



Have a good week and please stay safe.


Kind Regards




Sarah Jacklin | Local Area Co-Ordinator | Adult Social Care Learning Disability and Preparing for Adulthood Team

Adult Social Care and Health| Cheshire East Council |People Directorate

Floor 2, Macclesfield Town Hall, Macclesfield, SK10 1EA