Some West Yorkshire CANN Organisations
Sunshine & Smiles is a registered charity that provides a support network in Leeds for children and young people who have Down syndrome and their families. Until we were founded by a small group of parents, Leeds did not have a support network to help children and families living with Down syndrome. Sunshine & Smiles fulfils this important need and provides a vital role in the community. The charity is parent led and is overseen by a team of four trustees. We have three paid freelance workers who are; a service manager and two support workers. We aim to improve the lives and opportunities for children and young people with Down syndrome. We offer speech and language therapy, regular groups and activities, individual support and advocacy for families, as well as raising awareness and challenging preconceptions in the wider community. We are able to achieve this by establishing links with hospitals, health and education professionals and connecting with other related charities.
Sunshine & Smiles
Aireborough Supported Activities Scheme (ASAS) runs holiday play schemes for children 5-18 years with moderate to severe learning and/or physical disabilities including Easter & Summer play schemes and a Christmas Activity day, these are based at Green Meadows School, Guiseley for children in the following postcodes:- LS5, 16, 18, 19, 20 & 21. We also provide residential short breaks at weekends to outdoor pursuits centres for children Leeds city wide, aged 8 – 18 years and who don’t already receive overnight short breaks/respite care.
52 Chippendale Rise, Otley, Leeds LS21 2BJ
Little Hiccups is a support network for families who have children with a disability or additional need and their family. We offer the following services: Outreach Programme: Not all Parents/Carers feel comfortable in group situations. Having a disabled child can be a real roller coaster of emotions and finding the strength to take that first step towards accepting the reality can be very daunting. For those Parents/Carers who don’t yet feel ready, we are happy to meet them for a relaxed and friendly chat over coffee because sometimes making that first contact can be a big step forward! Weekly Stay n Play: A relaxed Stay n Play to suit all abilities. The sessions are held at The Vinery Centre, Mencap Leeds. We offer a safe environment with a soft play and sensory room along with sensory toys suitable for all needs. It is a relaxing atmosphere where the child will be allowed to play and discover the world at their own pace. Monthly Family Fun Days: Something for all the family. Siblings and other immediate family are also welcome. Every month we host a Family Fun Day where we organize an event at reduced cost so that it is everyone can attend. […]
Little Hiccups c/o 63 High Ridge Park Rothwell Leeds LS26 0NL
Wakefield Early Support Advice Information Liaison (WESAIL) is available to parents and carers of a child or a young person, who has, or may have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 years who are living within the Wakefield District. This service is also available to young people themselves and those working with families. Wakefield Early Support, Advice, Information and Liaison (WESAIL) provides a free, confidential and impartial service – which means we do not take sides and try to ensure everyone is given opportunities to express their views and feel listened to. WESAIL provide information, advice, support and signposting according to need by either by telephone or where needed on an individual or targeted basis or through events and workshops. We share details of events on the Local Offer, our facebook page and provide information through the Information Network. WESAIL offers information covering a range of matters relating to Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) including education, health, social care, personalisation, personal budgets along with benefits and leisure. The aim of the WESAIL service is to support children, young people, their parents, carers and families by providing information to navigate systems and processes so that they can play […]
Barnardo’s Wakefield Services, Room 249, Castleford Civic Centre, Ferrybridge Road, Castleford, WF10 4JH