Who Is West Yorkshire CANN?
‘CANN’ stands for ‘Children Additional Needs Network’.
West Yorkshire CANN is formed of third sector, voluntary community and statutory organisations working with families and carers with children and young people with additional needs, in West Yorkshire.
It has been established so that Member Organisations can share best practice, resources, ideas and opportunities, in order to improve access to information, training and support for families and carers across the West Yorkshire area and the region, and to help to create a more efficient and effective ‘market place’ to the benefit of all users of our services, and the organisations involved.
The aim of this website is to share those good practices and resources with the families who need them!
West Yorkshire CANN Locations
FIND FUN ACTIVITIES
Enjoy new experiences and meet other families on fun days out.
Learn about available courses and get support whether you are a parents/carers or a professional.
Find out where you can hire equipment.
Some Upcoming Events
We would like to invite you to one of our listening events for parents and carers throughout the first half of 2020. We are offering small group workshops with senior staff from across the local authority and its partners to establish common themes for development and to look at how we can improve our SEND services. Places will be limited to 30 attendees per event. Date Time Location Thursday 30 January 2020 10am-12pm Keighley Civic Centre Wednesday 26 February 2020 12pm-2pm Margaret McMillan Tower Thursday 26 March 10am-12pm Shipley Library Wednesday 29 April 12pm-2pm Keighley Civic Centre Thursday 21 May 10am-12pm Shipley Library Monday 22 June 10am-12pm Margaret McMillan Tower To book a place email SENDT&C@bradford.gov.uk or call 01274 435300
Bradford Local Offer SEND Listening Events
The SEND Transformation & Compliance Team have arranged engagement events with parents in order to hear first hand experiences with regard to SEND provision and services. This will help inform our SEND Strategy and actions to improve things
Bradford Local Offer Parental engagement events
Research Study: Families’ experiences of participation in the Education, Health and Care Plan process Date: 6th March 2020 Time: 11am-12.30pm Location: Leeds Mencap, The Vinery Centre, 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds LS9 9LU I’m afraid that this is not a suitable event for children. If you can spare your time, as a thank you we will provide lunch. Please let us know of any allergies or dietary requirements. What is this study about? You are invited to take part in a research study to look at how families of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) participate in the process of gaining an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). We are interested in understanding families’ experiences of taking part in the EHCP process and how children with communication difficulties are included in the plans. Your views will help us to develop better services and systems for the future. This information sheet tells you more about the project and what it would involve for you. Please read the information carefully and ask any questions about it. Take time to decide whether you would like to take part. What will it involve if I take part? The study is supported by Leeds Beckett University […]
Research Study: Families’ experiences of participation in the EHCP process – 6th March
Working together on SEND Information and Participation Event for Families Be heard by… Decision makers from Education, Health and Social Care With FREE Refreshments Following on from the SEND ballot we now invite you to meet with decision makers to have open and honest conversations about the key areas highlighted as priorities for families. Priority 1 – Education – Barriers to learning Priority 2 – Accessible play spaces Priority 3 – Improving communication with families Meet with professionals and have your voice heard, influence decision making and shape the future of services for families Weds 11th March 2020 10am – 1pm Leeds Town Hall, Headrow, LS1-3AD To book… https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/91136430517
Epic Leeds: Working together on SEND
The Centre is hosting a Disabled Access Day pop up event to highlight the different travel options that are available for people with disabilities in Leeds. Including information on disability adapted motorbikes, vehicle adaptions, medical fitness to drive assessments, air travel and bus travel. Find out more here: https://www.wmdlc.org/disabled-access-day-2020
William Merritt Disabled Access Day Travel Open Day Pop Up
Little Hiccups have arranged a private tour at Leeds and Bradford Airport. This is not a Family Fun Day but an opportunity to explore the Airport and checking in procedures if you have a child with additional needs. This is an ideal tour if you are planning a holiday abroad in the next year.
Tour of Leeds and Bradford Airport
ASAS also run Activity Days for children aged 8-18 years who live throughout Leeds Centre Based – these take place at Lineham Farm Children’s Centre and are aimed at children who prefer a less structured and busy environment; activities include animal care, climbing wall, adapted bikes, Sensory Caravan and walks in the countryside. Community Based – these take place in Kirkstall at the Leisure complex and are aimed at children who can cope with an organised programme of activities and cope better with busy and noisy environments; activities include bowling, lunch in a restaurant and cinema to see a film.
ASAS Activity Day
Aireborough Supported Activities Scheme organise between 5 & 8 residential short breaks per year. The first of these takes place in Spring and the last in Autumn. We cater for children & young people aged 8 years to 18th birthday, who have additional needs.