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
Leeds Weekend Care Association is celebrating it’s 20th birthday and we want you to celebrate with us! Join us for a day of family fun to celebrate 20 years of the charity. Activities will include: – A Meet and Greet by Magic and Mischief (Susie Sparkles) – Face painting by Peppermint Sparkles – Fun fair-style games including a ‘Test-Your-Strength’ game – Tombola, raffle and pre-loved stall – Arts and crafts – Sensory and messy play – ‘Photo booth’ area – Area for picnics – Most importantly, CAKE! Entry will be free and activities will take place to raise some funds to support our services. Pop the date in your diary and watch this space for updates!
Leeds Weekenders Care Association 20th Birthday Celebration
Steve Silberman author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and The Future of Neurodiversity discusses his work. In association with MisTÂûght & Healthwatch Sheffield. Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism & Future of Neurodiversity, discusses his work with MisTÂûght founder Melissa Simmonds. Silberman’s book won the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2015 and is considered essential reading for those interested in the topic. This event is part of the ‘Living Together’ strand which has kindly been sponsored by Learn Sheffield, Create Sheffield and Cohesion Sheffield. For further information and our full programme visit www.festivalofdebate.com Tickets are £6 from www.ticketsforgood.co.uk
Steve Silberman: Neurotribe
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. *This includes; learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, complex health needs and more. The cost is £15 per child per day, this is negotiable, as a charity we never want a child to miss out due to financial constraints.
ASAS Activity Day
Our Making a Difference Exhibition takes place in Leeds on Thursday 30 May 2019 – have you registered for your free place yet? If not, you can register today! The one-day event will showcase a wide-range of fun and exciting recreational activities and interests for disabled children and adults. Many stands will be interactive so you can try on the day! Activities and interests will include: • Arts and Crafts • Drama • Dance • Outdoor activities • Wellbeing • Music There will also be a variety of live stage performances; Please visit our website for further information including details on the exhibitors. If you are a healthcare professional or involved in any aspect of a patient’s healthcare pathway, this event will be of interest to you and your patients. If you would like posters or leaflets to share the information, please do get in touch. The Pavilion at Leeds United FC is a fully accessible venue and free parking will be provided. We hope you can join us! Sign-up today to receive your goody bag on arrival. Kind regards,
Making a Difference Exhibition
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. This includes; learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, and more. Places are available to children throughout Leeds who don’t currently receive overnight short breaks. We have highly experienced leaders who are fully DBS checked and trusted members of our team. They care for the children 24 hours per day, help with feeding, bathing and also sleep in the bedrooms with the children for their safety and security. We cater for children with medical needs, special dietary requirements; challenging behaviours and we do whatever we can to make the whole thing a positive and pleasurable experience, not only for the child but we also understand that parents can be very anxious allowing their child to stay away from home for the first time and entrusting someone else with their care.
ASAS Residential Short Breaks
AUTISM/ASPERGER ADVICE SESSIONS with STARS, Leeds Library Service, Leeds ABC, CAMHS, SALT, Health Visitors and SENDIAS 3rd floor meeting room, Central Library, Leeds STARS Team Contact details: Tel: 0113 3789792 firstname.lastname@example.org www.starsteam.org.uk Friday 3rd May 10am to Midday drop in Workshop 10.45am to midday: Puberty and Sexuality Friday 7th June 10am to Midday drop in Workshop 10.45am to midday: Introduction to Intensive Interaction Friday 5th July 10am to Midday drop in Workshop 10.45am to midday: Mentoring
Autism / Aspergers Advice Sessions
Booking closes: 23rd June 2019 to allow to plan for catering. We can’t believe it ourselves but this year we are the BIG 10! Little Hiccups has been going for a decade now and we’ve grown from strength to strength and the number of families that we help support has grown right alongside us! This year we wanted to celebrate BIG to celebrate our big birthday and we delight in inviting families old and new join us for a birthday bash to be remembered. We wanted this to be a birthday to remember (don’t be expecting this next year!!) and have decided that running away with the circus is the only way to do that this year. Well…not really…but we have invited Berzerkaz Circus to come join us and help entertain you all. There will be a variety of circus acts and walkarounds including stilt walking, juggling, comedy shows and hoola hooping amongst others. To continue the circus theme we have popcorn and candy floss machines available (sorry in advance) and fairground games Hook-a-Duck, Tin Cans and a Coconut Shy. As if that wasn’t enough, Face Painting by Claire will also be available for children (and adults!) to get their face painted. Claire was at […]
Little Hiccups 10th Birthday Celebrations!
ASAS run play schemes for children and young people with additional needs* during the Easter and Summer holidays and a Christmas Activity Day in December, these are only for children aged 5-18 years, who live in the Aireborough area of Leeds (LS5, 16, 18, 19 20 & 21) and they are usually based at Green Meadows School, Guiseley. *This includes; learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, complex health needs and more. We can cater for children with medical needs, challenging behaviours and profound learning & physical disabilities. We have highly trained and experienced leaders to care for the children, all who are DBS checked and trusted members of our team, they regularly undertake safeguarding training and other specific training such as Team Teach, First Aid, Epilepsy, Epipen administration, Moving & Handling and Behaviour management. The cost is £15 per child per day, this is negotiable, as a charity we never want a child to miss out due to financial constraints. During the play schemes the children take part in a programme of activities e.g. Swimming/hydrotherapy, trampolining/rebound therapy, arts & crafts, cooking, music & movement, drama, entertainers, animals visit; and trips e.g. to the cinema, bowling, climbing, sailing, to parks, play centres and farms and many, many more activities and […]
Ever wanted to climb Mount Everest? Now you can from the safety (and warmth!) of Clip n Climb, Leeds. In case you haven’t heard, Little Hiccups are 10 in 2019 and we’re celebrating BIG! We have fun activities planned throughout the year but our main goal this year is to fundraise a fantastic £10,000 a MONTH to help us support families for another 10 years. Mount Everest is 8848m high and on July 29th 2019 we’re going to conquer it. There are 30 walls to split between all the climbers and one wall will be reserved for SEND climbers with the SEND harness. That means on average each wall will need to be climbed 40 times. The idea is to count individual climbs and add them together until we reach 8848m. So we’ll be climbing as a team. This event is open to everyone who wants to help us raise funds. Corporate teams, Hiccups families, friends and families and children are all invited. All you need to do is raise a minimum of 50 pounds per family although we’ll happily accept more! Why not get people to sponsor you per climb or for the whole event? Want a t-shirt, vest or hoodie? Email Miriam on email@example.com to see our […]