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
On 25th September we will joining in with One Great Day at Headingley Central – where 21 Co. is located – it’s a community day for children & families and there will be bug hotels, face painting, crafts & activities. It’s all to raise funds for Great Ormond Street hospital but also a local charity and Headingley Central have kindly chosen Sunshine & Smiles … thank you! Please do pop along on the 25th from 11am to 4pm to join in and you can also get delicious cake & a cuppa from 21 Co. at the same time! You can read more here.
One Great Day
Event Details Event: A visit to the Growing Zone Date: 26/09/2021 Time: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Cost: £0.00 – £3.50 Total tickets: 50 Available tickets: 45 Location The Growing Zone 3 Clayton Avenue, Leeds, LS25 7PN 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://www.growingzone.co.uk Bookings for families open Sept 6th at 6pm and close Sept 16th at 6pm. The Growing Zone is one of the first places that Little Hiccups used to visit when we were small and new. And we still love it! It is a community garden project in Kippax, a village near Leeds, created from five derelict allotments to bring together everyone, with or without disabilities, visual impairment and learning needs, in an environment that is safe. Where they can learn from each other, build up their confidence, mix with other people from the community, be taught about the land, how to grow vegetables, flowers and fruit etc. and be out in the fresh air having fun and building friendships. We are looking at options for entertainment and will confirm closer to the […]
A visit to the Growing Zone
Wednesday, 13th October, 11:00am to 3:00pm – William Merritt Centre, Aire House, Leeds, LS13 1HP Options and advice on equipment and services for disabled people of all ages. What can you expect to see? • Switches and Adapted Toys • Sensory • Sports & Leisure • Accessible Gaming • Associated Charities • Support Groups BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET HERE: https://bit.ly/39lNDbC
LEISURE AND SUPPORT POP UP EVENT
Wednesday, 13th October, 12:00pm to 1:00pm – William Merritt Centre, Aire House, Leeds, LS13 1HP Participants will learn about the top ten toys for 2021 for fun and therapeutic benefits as well as the benefits of adaptive switches and the sensory toy library at the William Merritt Centre. In the final part of the session, there will be a focus on family friendly activities to do during the winter months. BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET HERE: https://bit.ly/3i7WlPN
TECHNOLOGY AND TOYS WORKSHOP
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
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
We are so excited to once again be planning our (usually) annual Christmas party – it is the biggest event of the Sunshine calendar and always a wonderful time to come together and celebrate. Put it in your diaries and more details will follow nearer the time
Save the Date – 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 […]