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Michelle hinselwood

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We are running the Manchester 10k to raise funds for Birtenshaw because of the fantastic support they provide.

210 %
raised of £100 target
by 13 supporters
  • Event: Great Manchester Run 10k 2019, 19 May 2019


We support disabled young people to improve the quality of their lives.

Charity Registration No. 1092798


Thank you  for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page.

Michelle works at Birtenshaw and has seen first hand the support given to young people who face some of the biggest challenges in their day to day life.

Birtenshaw is a charity that provides a unique range of services for children and young adults with special educational needs and disability. The vision is to ‘Brighten Lives and Build Futures’ for these young people in Bolton, across the North West and beyond.

The Vision
The vision is ‘brightening lives, building futures’ for people with a learning or physical disability.

Services are designed to achieve this vision and to improve the quality of life of all those Birtenshaw support, so that they may become confident and independent members of the community. We believe in ‘ordinary life principles’, to provide people with the same social and learning opportunities as others, therefore enabling all to fulfil their individual potential.

The Mission
To empower people to live a fulfilling life using person centred approaches built on respect, innovation and sustainability. To respond to the changing needs of disabled people through dedication to continuous improvement, supporting more people and becoming judged in all areas as outstanding.

Birtenshaw was first established as a school in Bolton in 1956 by parents determined to provide special education to their children diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.

Birtenshaw now provides a wide and unique range of services for children and young adults with physical disability, complex health needs, learning disability and Autism Spectrum Conditions. These services span across both education and care, offering comprehensive support to people in their everyday life. Services include:
•Birtenshaw School Bolton and Merseyside
•Birtenshaw College
•Children’s Homes
•Childrens Short Breaks Centre
•Domiciliary Care & Adult Services, Enrichment Day Services