who we work with

BKT Working in Partnership with Home Start

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We have recently formed a partnership with the Manchester branches of the charity Home-Start. We have had the opportunity to visit a number of the families supported by Home-Start and have been able to offer help with much needed items when necessary. We sincerely hope that this partnership will continue to develop which enables us to give help when it is really needed.

Rochdale Borough Council


BKT have recently ‘joined forces’ with RBC in order to expand the work we do in helping children with special needs.

Working with the Occupational Therapist division of RBC, we have been able to contact a number of families and have awarded grants for a number of items, including a sleep pod, specialist bed, outdoor all terrain buggy and a contribution towards a specialist wheelchair.

This is an ideal partnership for BKT and RBC as the therapists know and have often supported the families for a long time and are therefore aware of their individual needs. Many families struggle to find funding for disabled equipment which is not available through statutory services therefore we are often able to help, thus making a small difference to the lives of these children and their families.

We hope that our partnership will continue to flourish but more importantly, lighten the burden of children and families who are going through difficult times.

For advise on how to apply for funding please contact RBS at :http://rochdale.fsd.org.uk/kb5/rochdale/fsd/localoffer.page

New Partnership For BKT & Rainbow House

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Quote from Rainbow House:

“Rainbow House is delighted to announce our working partnership with the Brian Kennedy Trust. We have recently received support from the Trust when they funded two pieces of Physiotherapy Equipment which will prove invaluable to our children.

Rainbow House is a charity that helps children, young people and adults with disabilities and acquired brain injuries learn how to learn life skills, in order to live more independently. We do this through Conductive Education – a system of learning involving Rehabilitation, Education and Fun! We are looking forward to working closely with The Brian Kennedy Trust and the partnership can continue to flourish in the future.”


In August 2010 BKT established a partnership with the Cheshire Constabulary, working with them under their Safer Schools project. CC piloted an online system called SHARP (School Help Advice Reporting Page) throughout 6 schools in Cheshire .

The system is designed to assist secondary and primary schools with safeguarding young people across a whole range of issues such as bullying, drug and substance misuse, internet safety, racist abuse and sexual abuse. It also offers a confidential reporting system which works alongside existing school reporting procedures and policies. Click here for more on the Constabulary Sharp System. BKT have sponsored 60 systems making them free of charge to both secondary and primary schools across Cheshire. More...

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