Some West Yorkshire CANN Organisations
People in Action (Yorkshire) is a thriving Leeds based charity, established in 1983 to benefit people with learning disabilities and autism. The charity makes a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and socially isolated; inspiring and empowering people to recognise their potential, fulfil their aspirations and lead safer healthier, better connected lives. The charity provides a range of innovative, inclusive, person centered services which reflect the needs of the people it supports. People In Action runs three groups for children and young people with a learning disability or autism, supported by BBC Children in Need. Play, Fun, Learn (for ages 8-12) and TEAM (for ages 13-17) take place over the weekend for 40 weeks a year. The groups are a space for children to make new friends, learn new skills and have fun. The groups are split over three sites: Otley, East end park and Crossgates. People In Action Groups
The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds, LS9 6NL
People In Action
The Children’s Sleep Charity are a national, award-winning charity supporting children with sleep issues. We provide support for families and accredited training for professionals and commercial organisations. Sleep deprivation can have a serious impacton emotional, physical and mental health, many families seeking our support are approaching crisis point. We offer a range of services from working directly with parents to training professionals in the NHS. Our work is based on the latest research and we have a team of experts who input into our training materials and courses. We believe in working in partnership with families and offer a gentle approach to making lasting changes to your child’s sleep patterns.
P5A The Spinney, Balby, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 9HQ
The Children’s Sleep Charity
The Jigsaw Tree is a community group based in East Leeds, supporting families of children with Autism Spectrum Conditions (both pre- & post diagnosis). We offer advice/strategies, support and friendship as well as helping our parents to complete DLA/PIP forms or advice on the EHCP process. We hold monthly daytime parent/carer support group meetings and evening support sessions at the Megaplay Leeds soft play area, as well as organising school holiday events for all our families and learning forums for the parents/carers. The Jigsaw Tree has a small library of books about autism and also has a weighted blanket that members can borrow to ‘try before they buy’ one of their own. We have also provided autism awareness training or advice for local groups/businesses in order to raise awareness and increase acceptance within our own community. We have a website (www.thejigsawtree.org) with an events page and links to useful and/or local charities, we also operate active social media accounts. Our ‘secret’ facebook page is the busiest of these – our families keep in touch between meetings and reach out to us and each other to ask for or offer
The Jigsaw Tree
SWAN UK is the only dedicated support network for families of children with undiagnosed genetic conditions. Approximately 6,000 children are born in the UK each year with a syndrome without a name – a genetic condition so rare that it is often impossible to diagnose. Without a diagnosis it can be difficult to access basic information and support. We have information leaflets below which are available to download. We are developing leaflets in further languages and these will also be available to download once they are completed. If you can’t find the answer to your question in the resources below or would like to make an enquiry please email: email@example.com. Our animation called ‘Ellie’s story’ explains what it means to have an undiagnosed genetic condition and how SWAN UK helps. Click the link to find out more: bit.ly/elliesstory We offer 24/7 information and support through our online forums for registered members. If you would like to become a SWAN UK member please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to find out more. Don’t forget to check out our news section and join our mailing list too.
Genetic Alliance UK SWAN UK CAN Mezzanine 49-51 East Road London N1 6AH