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
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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
Event Details Event: Stockheld Park – The Halloween Adventure Date: 27/10/2021 Time: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Location Stockheld Adventure Park The Adventure Park, Wetherby , LS22 4AN Please note that Little Hiccups events are for families that have children that have disabilities or additional needs. You will need to be registered before booking on. We always welcome new families but please register first. Weblink: https://stockeldpark.co.uk/activities/season/halloween/ Join us for spooky adventures when Stockeld Park comes alive for the Autumn Half Term! You’ll find some brand new Halloween surprises in the Enchanted Forest! The witches will be here to guide you as you follow the new skeleton trail. Every child will also get to pick a free pumpkin from our pumpkin patch! Skeleton Trail: This Halloween at Stockeld Park, life size skeletons will be taking over in this new, colourful and entertaining theme suitable for all of the family! As you explore the Enchanted Forest to find each skeleton scene, look out for a few extra Halloween surprises, and don’t get trapped in Hansel and Gretel’s Jail! Witches in the forest: The witching hour will be upon us before we know it and it will be time for some family-friendly, frightful fun at Halloween! Head […]
Stockheld Park – The Halloween Adventure
On 27th October we will be taking part in a Cricket Unity Day hosted at Headingley Stadium. The session is an opportunity for our young people aged 12 to 25 to join with another group, Wicketz, who access sessions run by Yorkshire Cricket Board. The event will be from 3.30pm to 6.30pm and parents and carers will need to stay with their young people for the event. We will start with introductions to the coaches and the other group and then move on to some cricket skills activities such as throwing, catching and batting. There will be a tour of the stadium and time for a break for refreshments. Then there will be some time to play some friendly cricket games with the other team. You can book your place here.
Cricket Unity Day
Swimming sessions for Sunshine Families The next session will be on Saturday 29th May, and bookings will open Saturday 22nd May. If you’ve been lucky enough to book a shallow end pod for either of the last two sessions could we please ask you to hold back a bit before booking to allow others the chance to book a swim. Sessions are 40 minutes long and we will run 2 sessions of 4 pods on a fortnightly basis. The 1st pod will run from 3.15pm to 3.55pm followed by 20 minutes between sessions, with the 2nd session being from 4.15pm to 4.55pm with 20 minutes to exit the baths. Each pod will be a 1/4 of the pool – 2 shallow end pods & 2 deep end pods (your child must be able to swim without arm bands or floats for the deep end pods) with a maximum of 6 people from the same family or support bubble in each pod. All sessions must be booked in advance and spaces are released for booking the Saturday before the swim session. The link to book is: Sunshine & Smiles Swimming We will then ensure we pass family details to Bramley for the purposes of NHS track & trace & for checking into the […]
Family swim at Bramley Baths
Sunbeams is our youngest group and is for any children from birth (or even before!) to 4 years along with their siblings, parents and carers. It is a lovely time for playing, chatting and sharing a cuppa with other familes. We always end the group with a time of singing and signing which is popular with the little ones. If you are planning to attend could you please let us know via WhatsApp or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) including how many parents or carers will be coming along. The group takes place in a hall with plenty of space, and we will provide hand sanitiser and encourage mask wearing and distancing. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to chat with someone before joining a session. Every other Monday, 12:30-14:00 Address Stainbeck Community Hall 162 Stainbeck Lane Leeds LS7 2EA Contact Phone: 07725 041601 Email: email@example.com
Event Details Event: Trip to The Showcase Cinema Date: 14/11/2021 Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am Location The Showcase Cinema Gelderd Rd, Birstall, Batley , Leeds, WF17 9TB Please note that Little Hiccups events are for families that have children that have disabilities or additional needs. You will need to be registered before booking on. We always welcome new families but please register first. Weblink: TBC Little Hiccups hire out one of the cinema’s for Little Hiccups families and provide a relaxed showing with reduced lighting, reduced sound, subtitles and audio descriptions. As we hire out the room, you can relax and sit back and enjoy the show in the knowledge that it is only Hiccups families there. Every seat is a plush recliner seat and at the front of the cinema are ‘beds’. Basically it is perfect for our children! We’ve got to confirm the showing yet but it will be suitable for all ages. We aim for a U or a PG so that everyone in the family can come. Even better, we provide the snacks! The children receive a Kids Film Crew Combo which includes popcorn, drink (water / Capri Sun orange / Capri Sun Blackcurrant / Diet Coke […]
Trip to The Showcase Cinema
Event Details Event: Christmas Fun at Sundown Adventureland Date: 05/12/2021 Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Cost: £0.00 Total tickets: 0 Available tickets: 0 Location Sundown Adventureland Treswell Road, Rampton , Retford, DN22 0HX Please note that Little Hiccups events are for families that have children that have disabilities or additional needs. You will need to be registered before booking on. We always welcome new families but please register first. Weblink: https://sundownadventureland.co.uk Christmas is no longer Christmas without traditional annual trip to Sundown to visit Father Christmas in his magic grotto. If you have never been, Sundown in a theme park designed for under 10’s. It is especially fun at Christmas time when it is decorated into a magical wonderland! As the evenings draw in, the market square will come alive with hundreds of twinkling lights and decorations. The shops will be full of goodies, (forget those diets it’s Christmas) stocking fillers, small toys, the full range of cherished teddies, piggin’ pigs and snow babies, as well as a large selection of collectors teddy bears and fabulous collectors dolls, Christmas decorations, Santa’s reindeer and lots, lots more. This ticket will include the Santa Visit on the Magical Night Before Christmas Ride which includes a present for […]
Christmas Fun at Sundown Adventureland
Our Christmas party is the biggest and most exciting event of the Sunshine calendar and always a wonderful time to come together and celebrate. Join us at the Royal Armouries at Leeds Dock from 11am until 2pm for lots of fun activities, including: Play and craft Singing from our musical groups Buffet Raffle Santa’s Grotto Face painting Disco Bookings are open, click here to book on now. If your family require transport, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ailith on 07725 041601.
Sunshine and Smiles Christmas Party
Event Details Event: Pottery Painting Date: 16/01/2022 Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Location Leeds Mencap 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds, LS9 9LU Please note that Little Hiccups events are for families that have children that have disabilities or additional needs. You will need to be registered before booking on. We always welcome new families but please register first. Web Link: https://littlebiscuitpottery.wixsite.com/mysite Bookings for families opens shortly. Going for something a little bit more calming and sensory after what I imagine, will be a hectic Christmas, we’ve decided to have a go at a little bit of pottery and painting! The session will be held in Leeds Mencap to allow for more children to attend but will be run by Little Biscuit Pottery, who are based in Morley. Here’s what to expect! You can also download the above images as a PDF here. Don’t worry about the prices – Little Hiccups will help out with those, your ticket price will include the pottery and refreshments – the list is just on so you will be able to select what you want to paint beforehand. Due to space, we will only be letting children paint for this session. At least one adults will need to be present […]