Some West Yorkshire CANN Organisations
LJWB is a social care charity, providing a range of registered care, community activities, and support for people of all ages. Based in the MAZ Community Centre in LS17, we deliver activities for primary age children and also provide family support for parents/carers of children with additional needs. ‘Together’ SEN Group A fun & social play session for children with additional needs. Sessions provide respite for parents/carers, and we also provide information and parent support sessions alongside the ‘Together’ programme. Sessions are on Sundays between 10-11am at the Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre. Inclusive Art Group For children /young people aged 8-13 runs on Thursdays 4:00-5.30pm. Children with additional needs are welcome and we ensure high adult to child ratios. Places are limited, and booking is essential. Family Support We provide advice and support for children and families with additional needs. Please contact the Family Support Team on 0113 203 4916 for further information.
The Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Community Centre 311 Stonegate Road LS17 6AZ
Sunshine & Smiles is a registered charity that provides a support network in Leeds for children and young people who have Down syndrome and their families. Until we were founded by a small group of parents, Leeds did not have a support network to help children and families living with Down syndrome. Sunshine & Smiles fulfils this important need and provides a vital role in the community. The charity is parent led and is overseen by a team of four trustees. We have three paid freelance workers who are; a service manager and two support workers. We aim to improve the lives and opportunities for children and young people with Down syndrome. We offer speech and language therapy, regular groups and activities, individual support and advocacy for families, as well as raising awareness and challenging preconceptions in the wider community. We are able to achieve this by establishing links with hospitals, health and education professionals and connecting with other related charities.
Sunshine & Smiles
Aireborough Supported Activities Scheme (ASAS) runs holiday play schemes for children 5-18 years with moderate to severe learning and/or physical disabilities including Easter & Summer play schemes and a Christmas Activity day, these are based at Green Meadows School, Guiseley for children in the following postcodes:- LS5, 16, 18, 19, 20 & 21. We also provide residential short breaks at weekends to outdoor pursuits centres for children Leeds city wide, aged 8 – 18 years and who don’t already receive overnight short breaks/respite care.
52 Chippendale Rise, Otley, Leeds LS21 2BJ
At The Donkey Sanctuary in Leeds, we are primarily an equine assisted activities centre, offering Donkey Facilitated Learning (DFL) sessions for vulnerable children and adults. We deliver a dedicated Schools Programme, which sees around 75 children with additional needs each week attending from mainstream and SILC schools across the region. For children who are not quite ready to fully engage with our DFL programme, we also offer Barn Management, which puts elements of our wider work in a fun and informative setting. We also offer a Saturday Club on the first Saturday of each month, which is an extra bookable opportunity for parents/carers to bring along children with additional needs and their families, to benefit from our equine assisted activities. As our busy timetable allows, and by prior arrangement, we can also accept visiting groups: be it from other charities or local support groups; schools and nurseries; day centres and residential homes; or nursing homes and hospices. These are an extra opportunity for us to give the wider community a taste of the work we do here at The Donkey Sanctuary Leeds, and also find out about our fantastic herd. We also throw our doors open to the wider public for this purpose from 3pm to 5pm daily (closed Wednesdays) and from 10am to 3pm weekends and selected bank holidays (closed first Saturday each […]
Donkey Sanctuary Leeds, Swan Lane, Eccup, LS16 8AZ