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
Made with Music and Abbey House Museum invite you to an event sharing the learning from our pilot intergenerational singing project, funded by Helping Hands through Leeds Community Foundation. We worked in three settings over the past year; a community cafe, a children’s centre and a care home. It was really interesting to see how the children and older people interacted in different settings and we will be exploring this in detail at the event. We will be continuing the sessions in the new year and we’re looking for Children’s Centres and older peoples’ groups to work with. The event is for Children’s Centre staff, older people’s groups, arts organisations, museum and library staff and anyone interested in working with intergenerational groups. Date: Thursday 5th December Time: 2.30-4.30pm Venue: Kirkstall Abbey Visitors Centre (parking available on Abbey House Museum side of the road) Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 29th November. Best wishes Kathryn & Hannah
Memories Made with Music: Intergenerational Singing Pilot Project
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
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
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 […]
Christmas Fun at Sundown Adventureland
Our PiA Presents…Christmas Cabaret is going to be spectacular! It will be held on Thursday 19th December at the Corn Exchange, from 6-9pm. There will be live music from our talented performers, drinks, dancing and some surprises! All for just £5! For tickets, people can visit http://peopleinaction.org.uk/pia-presents-christmas-cabaret/ or pop into our offices at The Old Fire Station in Gipton.
Christmas Cabaret is going to be spectacular!
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 request a form by replying to this email. Christmas is fast approaching and Little Hiccups would like to invite you all to the party of the year! Our theme this year continues to be ‘Superheroes’ and we will be celebrating in style at the Royal Armouries again this year. The Disney Store in The White Rose Centre has very kindly been donating out of stock, excess stock, stock with bits missing or slight damages. We will be able to give a lot of this stock as presents this year amongst other gifts. ONLY the undamaged stock will be given as presents. Santa and his elves love coming to our party so much last year that he wanted to come back again so of course we said yes! Booking is essential please to ensure that the children get an age-appropriate present from Santa. Held at the Royal Armouries, we will be providing food and entertainment in what is sure to be a genuine Christmas treat. We […]