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
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
Research Study: Families’ experiences of participation in the Education, Health and Care Plan process Date: 14th Feb 2020 Time: 11am-12.30pm Location: Leeds Mencap, The Vinery Centre, 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds LS9 9LU I’m afraid that this is not a suitable event for children. If you can spare your time, as a thank you we will provide lunch. Please let us know of any allergies or dietary requirements. What is this study about? You are invited to take part in a research study to look at how families of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) participate in the process of gaining an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). We are interested in understanding families’ experiences of taking part in the EHCP process and how children with communication difficulties are included in the plans. Your views will help us to develop better services and systems for the future. This information sheet tells you more about the project and what it would involve for you. Please read the information carefully and ask any questions about it. Take time to decide whether you would like to take part. What will it involve if I take part? The study is supported by Leeds Beckett University and […]
Research Study: Families’ experiences of participation in the EHCP process – 14th Feb
To celebrate everything each child has achieved through SNAPS, all the friendships that have been made and all the amazing people we have worked with we are holding The President’s Tea Party on Saturday 15th February and all SNAPS families past and present are invited! We are delighted that Anne Gait, one of the Founders of SNAPS has accepted the role of President of the organisation and she would love to see you and your whole family at the event as you have played an important role in our journey.
SNAPS’ President’s Tea Party
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.