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
The team from Irwin Mitchell are running a brand new drawing competition for children with learning or physical disabilities. The competition will be split into 3 age categories: – under 5, – 5 – 10 – 11 – 16. The aim of the competition is to ask our young artists to describe their perfect day through their drawing. That could be a drawing of the people that make a day perfect like mum and dad, their favourite pet or anything around the way they would spend this day like playing a game or going to the zoo. The competition opened on the 25th August and will run until the 27th September. The winner from each category will be chosen at the start of October and will win a £50 online voucher to get something related to their perfect day. To take part we ask parents to post a photo of the artwork to our Facebook group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParentCarerForum/ by the 27th September with the first name of their child, their age a bit about their perfect day and why this is important to the family. The competition is open to children of any ability that identify as having additional needs or learning difficulties without […]
Drawing competition for children with learning or physical disabilities.
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 are pleased to bring you this session on Tuesday 13 October, between 2pm and 3.30pm, in partnership with Irwin Mitchell. Taking a closer look at the life of both a serious injury and medical negligence case, this session will include the processes involved in establishing a legal case, gathering evidence, the role rehabilitation plays as part of this process, with shared case studies. This session is suitable for any professional working with a family who are involved in a litigation case. It will provide insight into what this journey may be like for the family, as well as their child, and give practical tips and advice on how you can support during this process.
Webinar: Acquired brain injury: supporting a family in the middle of a litigation case
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.