UK Disability Survey

The government is calling for your views and opinions on its National Strategy for Disabled People – Helping to understand the barriers that disabled people face, the strategy will help to improve the lives of disabled people across the country. The survey closes on Friday 23 April, and all responses will help in the implementation […]

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Little Hiccups tells of families’ Covid struggles

A support network that helps children with additional needs and their parents has spoken of the difficulties people are facing during the coronavirus pandemic. Leeds-based Little Hiccups has seen families with disabled children struggle with a number of issues like working, homeschooling, seeing relatives and the loss of services during lockdown. Little Hiccups secretary Miriam […]

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Leeds support group marks a decade of helping hundreds of families

A Leeds support group which has helped more than 300 families is celebrating another milestone. Little Hiccups, which helps children with additional needs and their families, is marking its tenth birthday with a series of events this summer. There are plans to scale an indoor Mount Everest, a family fun day at its base at […]

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Football club for kids with additional needs launches in Leeds

A city charity which helps children with additional needs has launched two major initiatives in short succession. On Monday the YEP told you how SNAPS (Special Needs And Parent Support) had unveiled plans for the Superhero Zoom event at the John Charles Centre for Sport on September 15. It will be similar to a fun […]

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Leeds support group spreads its wings over West Yorkshire

A city group which supports children with additional needs is reaching out across the region. LEEDS CANN (Children with Additional Needs Network) will now be known as West Yorkshire CANN. The Leeds group was set up three years ago to help members share best practice, resources, ideas and opportunities. This was done to improve access […]

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