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
Technology plays a day to day role in our lives and mobile phones, tablets, Alexa and Siri are common place. Imagine the impact on your life if you were no longer able to interact with a touch screen or keyboard or give voice commands. Join us for a virtual event in which assistive technology expert, Andy Fell, will give practical demonstrations of how everyday technology and specialist technology can be used to help give independence to those who need it most and why specialist technology may be needed. Case managers, ancillary medical professionals, as well as interested members in healthcare, social care, parents and clients may find this webinar useful. This event will be also be useful for anyone caring for, working or living with people such as dementia sufferers or sufferers of other conditions which restrict their mobility who may require some form of assistive technology to enhance their independence. Andy will explore how assistive technology has evolved, and the advantages and disadvantages of using everyday technology with a client group who are dependent on technology for some, or all, of their independence. Biography: Andy Fell Andy Fell is an independent disability and assistive technology (AT) consultant with almost […]
Webinar: Assistive Technology – Everyday Technology V Specialist Technology
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.
ASAS Activity Day
During July to September 2020 we’ll be running a series of short webinars aimed specifically at all parents and carers supporting children with additional needs at home. We recognise that in the current environment there have been many changes to the ways in which services are accessed and delivered. In our first webinar, we take a closer look at how to get the most out of each contact with medical and therapeutic appointments. We’ll discuss practical ways of preparing your child for the changes and support you to feel more confident when asking questions and raising concerns and help you to feel more in control of the situation. This webinar will also give you the tools to assist you with managing negative thoughts, which can impact on family life and help you to focus on improving your mental health and wellbeing. In the upcoming webinars there’ll be interactive and practical guides that address some of the challenges faced by parents and carers during lockdown and beyond. You’re invited to join our first ‘Supporting Your Child at Home’ interactive session on Wednesday 15 July 2020, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, hosted by our paediatric client liaison manager, Carmel Gallagher. Upcoming webinars: Occupational Therapy […]
Webinars on Supporting Your Child at Home: Medical and Therapy Needs
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.