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
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
Date:Saturday 26th October 2019 Time:9.45am onwards – will be slots which I will organise closer to the time! Location:Chill Factore, Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Trafford Way, Manchester M41 7JA Price:£5 per person(Minimum Age 4 for standing skis / 3 for Sitskis) Website:https://www.chillfactore.com Accessibility: https://www.chillfactore.com/plan-visit/accessibility/ Due to the success of the last skiing event two years ago, we will be returning to Chill Factore in Manchester to have another go! Children (and parents) will be able to have a go at skiing in the fantastic venue Chill Factore. Chill Factore is proud to be the 2010 winner of the Manchester Tourism ‘Access for All’ award which recognises excellence in accommodating the needs of guests with disabilities. And we could see why on our last visit. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Disability Snowsport UK is a nationwide registered charity, based at Chill Factore and they provide adaptive skiing for individuals with any disability, including physical, sensory and learning difficulties. By using adaptive equipment and specialist instruction and support, they are able to cater for even those with very limited mobility, so we’ll have you whizzing down the slope in no time! There are 12 Sitski’s available spaced throughout the day. […]
Skiing with Disability SnowSports
SNAPS has planned a Special Spooky Spectacular Party for the whole family this October half term, featuring a disco, fancy dress competition, messy play, arts & crafts and much MORE! We will be providing a buffet and refreshments at the party. Tickets are £2 per child (parents and carers tickets are free) which includes 2 and a half hours of spooktacular fun and a buffet for you to enjoy. (***Please note that you do need to book adult tickets as well, even though they are free, so that we know how many people we are catering for.***) We will be running two fancy dress competitions on the day – one for the adults and one for the children. DO YOU DARE TO COME???!! Places are limited so please book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Please note: Children are the responsibility of their parents and carers and therefore parents and carers must remain with your children for the whole event. If you have any questions or dietary requirements please contact Jo Milburn: Jo@snapsyorkshire.org SNAPS is a Leeds based charity that works with children with additional needs and their families. For more […]
SNAPS Halloween Party
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
Date: Wednesday 6th November 2019 Time: 11am – 1pm Where: Leeds and Bradford Airport, Whitehouse Lane, Yeadon, LS19 7TU Price: Free Web: Leeds and Bradford Airport 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. There is a maximum of 10 allowed on the tour, which can be a combination of service users and carers and the tour will last roughly 2 hours. Part of the tour will be to go through the checking in procedures. Please be aware everyone who wants to go airside must carry an in date photo driving license or passport. You are also required to follow security procedures so please be aware of what you will be able to carry through security. There is a full list available on the website here. Full details of checking in with special assistance can be found on the Leeds and Bradford website here. There is a Changing Place room available should it be required.
Guided Tour of Leeds and Bradford Airport
A PA (Personal Assistant) is someone who helps people to live their lives as independently as possible and support them in reaching their potential through practical and emotional support. Becoming a direct payment worker offers flexibility around other commitments and competitive rates of pay. If you are a parent or young person who has a direct payment this is a great way to find the right PA for you. Alternatively if you are a PA looking for work we will help introduce you to young people and families’ who might want to employ you. Come along to one of our events in Bradford and Keighley. Wednesday 6th November at 5.30 pm – 7.30pm – Central Hall Keighley, Alice Street, Keighley, BD21 3JD Thursday 7th November at 5.30pm – 7.30pm – Margaret McMillan Towers, Princes Ways, Bradford BD1 1NN. For more information or if you are interested in attending this event please contact Charlotte Goss on 01274 435115 or email email@example.com
Networking Event for young people and their families to meet potential PAs
Date: Saturday 9th November 2019 Time: 9.30am (movie starts at 10am) Address: Showcase Cinema de Lux Leeds, Gelderd Road, Batley, WF17 9TB Price:Only £3.50-£4.50 per person (Under 2’s free) Website: Showcase Cinema Booking closes 2nd November 2019 Please note that Little Hiccups events are for families that have children that have disabilities or additional needs. You will need to be registered before booking on. New families are always welcome but please register first. You can download a form from http://www.littlehiccups.co.uk/familyfundays.htm or email Miriam on firstname.lastname@example.org. Little Hiccups hire out one of the Showcase’s cinema rooms entirely for Little Hiccups families to provide a relaxed showing with reduced lighting, reduced sound, subtitles and audio descriptions. As we hire out the room, you can relax and sit back and enjoy the show in the knowledge that it is only Hiccups families there. And if you haven’t been to the Showcase in a while – its had an upgrade! Every seat is a plush recliner seat and at the front of the cinema are ‘beds’. Basically it is perfect for our children! This year we’re going to see Abominable, which is being released this year and looks amazing. After discovering a Yeti on the roof of her apartment […]
Abominable at The Showcase Cinema
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 email@example.com www.starsteam.org.uk Friday 6th September – 10am to Midday drop in Autism Education Trust Training: Early Years – Making Sense of Autism 10am to 11.15am Friday 4th October 10am to Midday drop in Workshop Topic: Sensory Processing 10am to 11.15am WORKSHOP NOW CANCELLED Friday 15th November 10am to Midday drop in Autism Education Trust Training: School Age – Making Sense of Autism 10am to 11.15am PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF USUAL DATE Friday 6th December 10am to Midday drop in Workshop: Visual Structure and Routine 10am to 11.15am PARENTS ONLY
Autism / Aspergers Advice Sessions
Booking closes 24th November 2019 Christmas is no longer Christmas without traditional annual trip to Sundown to visit Father Christmas in his magic grotto. If you have never been, Sundown in a theme park designed for under 10’s. It is especially fun at Christmas time when it is decorated into a magical wonderland! As the evenings draw in, the market square will come alive with hundreds of twinkling lights and decorations. The shops will be full of goodies, (forget those diets it’s Christmas) stocking fillers, small toys, the full range of cherished teddies, piggin’ pigs and snow babies, as well as a large selection of collectors teddy bears and fabulous collectors dolls, Christmas decorations, Santa’s reindeer and lots, lots more. Plus they have live entertainment, face painters, real reindeer, Disco dancing, meet and greet with Honey and Sunny Bear & their new friends Kiki & Koko, plus the Snow Princess is in her Ice Kingdom. This ticket will include the Santa Visit on the Magical Night Before Christmas Ride which includes a present for every child. Please note, wheelchairs cannot go through this ride but if you are unable to lift your child out into the ride, the elves take you through […]