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
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.
ASAS Residential Short Breaks
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
Small group sessions delivered by Independent Speech & Language Therapist Lauren Drake, who works to build on your child’s social skills, and general language development. The session will focus on speech sounds, language in context, and understanding.
Sunshine and Smiles: Lauren’s Sunday Speech & Language – Green Groups
Date:4 week blocks starting 23rd May Dates include: May 23, May 30, June 6th, June 13th (please note that we will be open and running over May Bank Holiday weekend) Time: 11.00am-11.45am Address: Leeds Mencap, The Vinery Centre, 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds LS9 9LU Price: £20 for all 4 sessions Contact firstname.lastname@example.org now to reserve a slot Little Hiccups are delighted to announce that we will be running Accessible Yoga Sessions for children with Disabilities or Additional Needs. What to expect…. Yoga for children with additional needs includes the classical yoga practices of movement, breathing, deep relaxation combined with sound, rhythm, massage and sensory integration techniques. Everyone is special. Regardless of abilities, appearance, culture, gender, race or the assumptions society has placed on us. Each session is based on the principles of movement, body work, breath-work and creativity. Sessions build upon each other, with each one focusing on a different discipline, including yoga, breath-work, massage, aromatherapy and movement based learning. This approach creates a space for exploration, inspiration and sharing enabling a personalised ‘toolbox’ of strategies for each child. Each course can take 4-8 depending on ability of children. Bookings will initially be open for 4 and increased if applicable. Recommended age 4-11 At […]