Legal Advice Coffee Morning

Do you have a child aged between 0 and 13 years who has a disability or an additional need? We’re holding a free legal information event in partnership with Gorvins Solicitors, on Monday 6th March 2017 from 10am until 1pm. The Legal Advice Coffee Morning will give you the perfect opportunity to gain answers to… Read more »


Help us Sprint to Success!

Still maintaining that ‘New Year, New You’ attitude? Why not push yourself that extra 6.2 miles and take on the Great Manchester Run in aid of Independent Options! The run, to be held on Sunday 28th May, will see participants race to complete the 10 kilometre from Portland Street around Manchester, before crossing the finishing line on Deansgate…. Read more »


Knit, knit, knit, knit, chicken! (Lay a little egg for me!)

Are you a keen knitters? We are in need of small knitted chicks for our Easter fundraising! The chicks are designed to hold a chocolate Creme Egg, but don’t worry about supplying the chocolate, we will do that! For more information, call us on 0161 456 6502 / email To download the pattern, click here


Exciting Opportunity to Join Our Fundraising Team

We’re on the hunt for an enthusiastic and creative Fundraising Officer to join our Fundraising Team!  An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Fundraising Department, as we’re looking to expand our team to enable us to help enable others. Through the expansion of our team we will be able to continue to succeed in creating… Read more »

Bag Pack MARCH 2017

We Need Your Help!

We’re holding a bag packing event at Sainsbury’s Hazel Grove, and we need your help! Can you spare an hour of your time on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th or Sunday 12th March to help us pack shopper’s bags? If so, please do get in touch! Email us at or call 0161 456 6502


New Timetable at Children and Family Centre

2017 brings a packed timetable for you here at Independent Options’ Children and Family Centre! All our groups are for children with learning disabilities, communication or other additional needs. We hope you can come along and join us! Monday Parents Coffee Morning (9:30-12pm) For parents of children with disabilities and additional needs (Last Monday of… Read more »


Thank You, O'Neill Patient Solicitors!

  A big thank you to O’Neill Patient Solicitors, who got creative with their fundraising, with everything from a Bake Off competition and busking to golf challenges, a big prize raffle and even employees performing magic shows! The team raised a magical £743.88!  

David's Story

This is David. Through Independent Options’ Supported Activities and Independent Living Skills (SAILS) Service he is supported to spend time at the service’s allotment space which has enabled David and his fellow service users to experience the enjoyment and satisfaction of planting, growing and harvesting their own plants and vegetables. It also provides valuable experience of planning, communicating and working within a team.

David has worked hard over the summer with his fellow service users tending to the allotment space, and has grown this wonderful crop of sunflowers for the allotment sunflower competition, as well as onions and potatoes.

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