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
SNAPS Superhero Challenge 2022 Sunday, 26 June 2022, 10:30 John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5DJ View Map A fun run-style event and a fun-filled day for the whole family! Date: Sunday 26th June 2022 Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm Cost: £5 per child, adults go free Venue: John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Belle Isle, Leeds LS11 5DJ Key highlights: Petting zoo, bouncy castle, children’s entertainers, face painting, crafts and more!! The chance to zoom around a 400m athletics track, where children can run, walk or wheel as far as they like! A superhero cape to wear while zooming around the track, goodie bag and medal! Voluntary sponsorship target: £46 – this amount could sponsor a SNAPS session. Even more reasons to sign up: Each child will feel like a superhero for the day as they are clapped and cheered along the track to the finish line where they are presented with their special medal. ‘Special guests’ taking part on the day will give children the chance to meet real life superhero’s & other famous faces! There will be children’s entertainers and activities for the whole family to enjoy. SNAPS’ football coaches will be leading taster sessions for children to have […]
SNAPS Superhero Challenge
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 (email@example.com) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our ‘Parents Together’ workshop on Tuesday 28th June at 7.30pm will look at how parents can feel more empowered to support their child in everyday issues that they may experience because of looking different. We’ll look at specific tools on how to deal with staring, teasing and bullying, handling awkward social situations, as well as ways to increase confidence and build resilience. We’ll also have one of our fantastic young champions talking about their lived experiences. We are currently delivering our workshop events online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have successfully delivered many workshops during lockdown and continue to offer different age groups and parents a range of events to suit their needs either at weekends or evenings. Book here: https://www.changingfaces.org.uk/services-support/workshops-for-children-families/
Changing Faces’ ‘Parents Together’ online workshop
This will be the first of out fortnightly cricket sessions for young people aged 12 – 25, and will be held on 26th May at St Chad’s Cricket Club in Headingley. We have 10 places available for each session and we are aiming to have 3 or 4 support staff from Sunshine & Smiles so that young people can take part independently of parents and carers if we have sufficient support in place for the young people attending. We will send out a consent form for more information from you once places have been booked so we can plan for each session. The sessions are being coached by a qualified Yorkshire Cricket Board coach. We do need people to book onto the sessions in advance so that we can plan support & staffing needed and so that we know who we are expecting to attend. The booking form is here and it is now live for bookings. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Cricket for young people aged 12-25
Following on from our transition to secondary workshop in May in conjuction with SENSAP, we are pleased to announce our next information and support session. This session will be held in conjuction with SENDIASS- two of the team will be coming to the session to share an overview of SENDIASS services and the support they can offer families and answer people’s questions. SENDIASS support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to get help and support at nursery, school and college. This session will run next Wednesday evening (29th June) at 21 Co. in Headingley from 7.00pm – 8.30pm and there will be an option to join the session online. To book your place please follow this link. If you have any questions about the session please email: firstname.lastname@example.org More details about SENDIASS can be found here.
Workshop with SENDIASS
The Down Syndrome Training & Support Service online toilet training course and have a few spaces left. See below for details. Toilet training workshop for all ages (on Zoom) Fridays 1st, 8th & 15th July 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 run over three weeks and 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. The course is 2 hours a week for 3 weeks and limited to 7 families. 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. FREE FOR PARENT MEMBERS OTHERWISE £30 BOOKING FEE APPLIES. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE Toilet training for all ages | Down […]
Online Toilet Training Course
E vent: Little Hiccups Birthday Party Date: 10/07/2022 Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Cost: £0.00 – £4.00 Total tickets: 200 Available tickets: 21 Location Royal Armouries Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT 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. Booking released Wed 1st June at 6pm Websites: Venue: https://royalarmouries.org/venue/royal-armouries-museum/ Entertainer: http://www.susie-sparkles.co.uk Facepainting/balloons: https://face-painting-uk.com/ Wonderdome: https://wonderdome.co.uk It’s our Birthday again and we want to celebrate with you! Our theme this year is space and to celebrate this, as well as the very popular Susie Sparkles and Facepainting and Balloons we have also invited Wonderdome to join us. Wonderdome lead shows which feature the planets in our solar system, the size of the universe, space travel, earth, the sun and the moon and they also do a session on the constellations. Well be doing separate shows (I’ll clarify if you are ‘booked’ into a show, or if it will be a more relaxed version closer to the event but each show is approx 20 long.) There is room for approx 25 people a show and it is wheelchair accessible. However, please let me […]
Little Hiccups Birthday Party
Come & join us for a social summer picnic and giant garden games in the beautiful setting of Chatsworth Park in the Peak District! FREE to attend. Bring your own food. Families welcome. All under-18’s and/or those requiring support MUST attend with a parent/carer/PA. Book here: https://www.cpteensuk.org/service-page/summer-picnic-with-giant-garden-games
Summer Picnic with Giant Garden Games
Beth, who has Cerebral Palsy and represented Great Britain at Tokyo 2020 in Boccia, has been a lifelong dreamer. Whether it be independence, education and going to University, or achieving at the highest level of elite sport, Beth has followed her dreams and watched them become a reality with her hard work, dedication and grit. Now it’s YOUR turn to start dreaming and get on the road to making your dreams a reality. Beth believes that dreaming, whether awake or asleep, comes from a place deep inside us, sparking a desire to achieve something special in life. As a lifelong dreamer, Beth will share her lived experiences and resources on how she has made her own dreams a reality, including becoming a Paralympian. Bring a dream of your own and be guided during the session to make your own dreams into actionable goals. Perfect for those of GCSE age and above starting to think about their future and what it looks like, but equally suitable for younger & older participants alike. Sunday 17th July 2022, 12-4pm The Ernie Moss Room, The Community HUB, Technique Stadium, Chesterfield, S41 8NZ. Fully accessible with ample disabled parking outside. Changing Places facility. Cafe on […]
Dreams Workshop with Beth Moulam
Put your Art into it! Artist Kate invites you to pick up that brush and pop along to her workshops Well-known local artist Kate Stephens is holding a series of art workshops at 21 Co., which will be accessible to everyone from virtual beginners to those looking to refresh their style in a fun, supportive space. Experiment with a loose watercolour style or enjoy improving your current technique in a friendly and safe environment. There will be demonstrations and help on hand and each workshop will have a different subject theme (or you can go freestyle!). The workshops may work as a block of four (discount if you book all four), offering you the opportunity to improve your confidence and put some precious you time aside! Workshops can also be booked on an individual basis. Wednesday 25 May: Spring birds – bringing everyday beauty to the paper. Wednesday 22 June: Pet portraits – capturing the essence and character of your pet. Wednesday 20 July: Experimental landscapes – taking inspiration from the world around us. Wednesday 14 September: Freestyle – move on your painting style! A chance to further your own practice and style with experimentation. Costs are £25 per workshop – or £90 if you […]
Kate Stephens Art Workshops @ 21 Co.
Communication Matters International AAC Conference The Communication Matters International AAC Conference is the UK’s leading annual AAC event, with a diverse programme of plenaries, presentations, posters and an exhibition held over two and a half days. The conference provides a unique forum to meet and exchange information with representatives from all disciplines associated with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), including AAC users, parents, personal assistants, professionals and suppliers of AAC equipment. Communication Matters encourages and supports AAC users to attend. This year’s conference will be held at the University of Leeds, a prestigious ‘world class’ conference venue. Integral to the conference will be the supplier exhibition in Parkinson Court, with a cafe and lounge area for delegates. Residential accommodation will be in the Storm Jameson Court hall of residence (or close by), which is at the centre of the pedestrianised campus and a short distance from the seminar rooms, dining room and exhibition. The transport links to Leeds are very good, with a nearby airport and train station. The conference will open on Sunday 11th Sept at 13.00 for registration. The last session on Tuesday 13th Sept will be at approx 15.30. We are aiming to welcome over 400 attendees to the conference, […]
Communication Matters Conference 2022
Get informed and live your life your way with these informative online workshops! Navigating the transition into adulthood, being independent, securing funding/PA’s, going to University etc… it can all be one big overwhelming nightmare! We’re excited to announce that CP Teens UK has partnered with LiveYou! LiveYou’s mission is to enable those with physical disabilities to live life without limits by removing barriers and turning, what would ordinarily be disadvantages, into advantages. They are a user-led organisation and specialise in helping young adults. WEDNESDAY 8TH JUNE – Care Funding & Your Rights MONDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER – Getting the Best University Experience MONDAY 7TH NOVEMBER – PA Recruitment & Managing the Relationship All 7pm GMT, online. FREE. Parents welcome. LiveYou’s Founder, Daniel Reed, has Cerebral Palsy. When he went to University, Daniel realised that having a great relationship with a PA unlocked many doors whilst being a more enjoyable experience for both parties. This dynamic allowed Daniel to grow in confidence, establish a strong friendship group, travel the world and, ultimately, meet a partner. Daniel believes that many disabled people could live much more freely and independently if they are given the right support at an early stage of adulthood. This […]
Care Funding & Your Rights – Workshop
Walk, ‘wobble’, or wheel – do it your way! Fully accessible, fun 5k It’s back! The famous CP Teens UK Sponsored Wobble. Come and ‘wobble’ with CP Teens UK! Walk, ‘wobble’ or wheel – accessible 5k route through Chatsworth Park. Do it your way, achieve something new and make friends! A great day out for everyone in the beautiful surroundings of Chatsworth. All mobility aids welcome. Saturday 24th September 2022, Chatsworth, Derbyshire. Start: 2pm All details, start, route etc. given after registration. Medals for all ‘CP Teens’. Prize for the individual who raises the most. FREE personalised t-shirt for everyone who raises over £75. Raffle with exciting prize. Disclaimers are required to be signed by ALL participants prior to the event. These will be sent out via email. No disclaimer = no participation. Everyone welcome! Bring all your friends & family! Book Here: https://www.cpteensuk.org/service-page/sponsored-wobble-2022
Sponsored Wobble 2022
You are invited to the 7th Annual CP Teens UK Ball! Join us on Saturday 8th October 2022 for a fun, sparkling & uplifting evening! Annual Fundraising Ball. £25 for ‘CP Teens’ (youngsters up to the age of 25-years with a disability) / £50 standard ticket – includes 3-course formal meal, entertainment & disco. Also includes an exclusive Pre-Ball Party for ‘CP Teens’ and their ticketed party. Casa Hotel, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. 7 pm arrival to be seated for 7:30 pm. Tables of 10 & 12 available. Black tie event. Discounted accommodation available at the Casa Hotel for Ball guests, including accessible rooms with wet rooms. ~~~~~~ PLEASE NOTE: all under 18’s and/or those requiring support MUST attend with a ticketed parent/carer/PA Book here: https://www.cpteensuk.org/service-page/7th-annual-cp-teens-uk-ball