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
July 21st Oxygen Freejumping Leeds 6-7pm 28th Oxygen freejumping Leeds 6-7pm August 4th Oxygen freejumping Leeds 6-7pm 11th Oxygen freejumping Leeds 6-7pm 18th Oxygen freejumping Leeds 6-7pm 25th Oxygen freejumping Leeds 6-7pm September 1st Oxygen freejumping Leeds 6-7pm
Zigzag Oxygen Freejumping events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to see our […]
Climb Everest at Clip n Climb
As part of Leeds Pride, our LGBTQ+ group have decided they want to put on their own event. They decided it should be an inclusive and accessible drag cabaret! With help from LEEP1, the event is going ahead on Tuesday 6th August at PRYZM in Leeds,6pm – 9pm Some of the members of the LGBTQ+ group will be performing at the event (Elijah DooLarge, The Pussycat Sisters) and some professional drag acts have also been booked to perform (The Witch Blair, Miss Mindy Minogue, AGE of THE). The event is open to literally anyone that would like to attend, and it’s going to be a really good show. There will be: – opportunities to experience a drag make-over, dress-up, visit make-up/glitter artists and have a go in the Express Yourself Photo Booth! – Information on local LGBTQ+ services from a variety of stall holders including: MESMAC, LDPO, Advonet, Carers Leeds, People Matters and more. – Incredible performances from a variety of Leeds’ finest Drag Queens, Kings and Queer performers It’s going to be wonderful. Tickets are available from http://peopleinaction.org.uk/cinder-fella/ , by calling 0113 2443729 or on the door on the night. Tickets are £5 and chaperones/support workers enter for free. Cinder-Fella is supported by Leeds Pride 2019 Community Grant in partnership with Wellington Place. Thank […]
Accessible Cinder-Fella Show
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
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.