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
We are very excited to announce the June Zoom for 2021, an inclusive virtual event for all abilities! Though we’ve had to postpone the SNAPS Superhero Zoom, our inclusive fun run, until 2022, we’re not letting that stop us! Instead we will have the June Zoom, giving you the opportunity to take part how you want, when you want during June 2021. Taking part in the June Zoom is easy: Sign up to receive a welcome pack. Pick your activity – this could be running, wheeling, walking, cycling or even a challenge in your back garden! Complete your activity at your own pace throughout June. Send a photo or GPS route of your challenge to us. Receive a medal for taking part! This is a donate-what-you’re-able-to event, meaning you can donate any amount you want to sign up. To find out more and sign up for the June Zoom, click here:
The SNAPS Superhero Zoom is going virtual!
Toilet training for all ages (face to face + zoom workshop), run by the Down syndrome Training and Support Service This will run over 3 Fridays starting 25th June, 10am to 12pm. Do you need help toilet training your child? Whether it be a young child just starting or an older child who still needs to develop skills towards independent toileting you are welcome to join us. Sessions will cover how the bladder develops, skills needed to use the toilet, tips on toilet training, constipation, day and night time wetting, and set targets for each child. There will also be opportunities to support each other, share ideas and resources and monitor progress. Places limited to 7. Parent members FREE/otherwise £20. · Activities gave a true understanding of how difficult it is for a child with Down syndrome · Benefitted from hearing other parent’s experiences, some really useful tips. · Lots of ideas and given me confidence as very daunted and didn’t know who to ask. To book please visit our website.
Toilet Training Workshops
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
Our choir is… – Fully inclusive: for children and young people who have additional needs/disabilities and those who don’t consider themselves to have additional needs/disabilities. – Accessible: online, therefore available to children and young people under the age of 18 across the UK. – FREE (*subject to fundIng) – Rehearsals will be at 5pm for 30 minutes on the following dates next half term: 8th June, 15th June, 29th June, 6th July, 20th July – Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fully Inclusive Choir
We have one-to-one cycling sessions with Dave Burns from I Want To Ride My Bike on Thursday 22nd May. Dave has experiencing of teaching children with Down syndrome & Autism to ride and we have a block of 1:1 Magic Hour sessions that we can offer to our families. Are you interested? If so, please email email@example.com with your details to book a 1:1 session for your child or young person.
I want to ride my bike sessions
Date: Sunday 11th July 2021 Time: 11am-1pm Address: Royal Armouries, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT Prices: £3.50 (Under 2’s Free) Websites: Venue: https://royalarmouries.org/venue/royal-armouries-museum/ Dorothy and Scarecrow: http://www.susie-sparkles.co.uk Wizard of Oz: http://steveknightmagic.com Facepainting: https://face-painting-uk.com/ Book Now: Get Tickets for “Little Hiccups 12th Birthday Celebration” only on Yapsody here Booking closes: 27th June 2021 to allow to plan for catering. 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. New families are always welcome but please register for free first by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Well…I think we can all say it’s been a year to remember. And I think we can all agree that we need a good party! Little Hiccups is 12 this year and we’d like to invite you to join us. Our theme this year is ‘Over the Rainbow’ and we will have our usual lovely entertainer Suzie Sparkles as Dorothy and I believe she is bringing the Scarecrow too! Not only that but we have invited the Wizard of Oz to entertain the adults and non-mobile children. We are particularly aware that you might be a little bit uncertain about mingling, so some entertainment will come to […]