Some West Yorkshire CANN Organisations
Cerebra is a charity supporting families with children 16 and under with brain conditions. We currently fund research throughout the country into various aspects such as behaviour, sleep, premature births and legal issues. We have a sleep service where our sleep practitioner can provide sleep workshops and presentations and also do 1:1 work with families and create a personalised sleep plan. Our regional officers are able to provide information and advice on all sorts of different things, such as looking for specialist equipment (e.g. trikes/car seats) to where to look for funding to help pay for these. I also signpost a lot to relevant organisations/charities and can help with form filling (grants/DLA). We have a lending library where we loan out books for families (for free) these include books on conditions, sleep, sensory, mindfulness, diet, health and wellbeing etc. We also loan out sensory toys, including a couple of weighted blankets. We have a holiday home families can stay in, and have a grants/wills and trusts voucher scheme (however both of these are full/closed at the minute!) We have a free stress helpline families can call, and we publish various parent guides (including DLA guide, anxiety guide, challenging behaviour factsheet, […]
Flamingo Chicks provides inclusive ballet classes, giving children with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy ballet alongside their friends We are passionate about providing an inclusive, fun and rich dance experience for children, by translating a version of ballet that is accessible to all, regardless of disability. Our classes are great fun – a mixture of dance and drama with lots of sensory equipment, storytelling and characterisation with the aim of improving balance, co-ordination, social skills and confidence. We have all kinds of children in our classes including children who are visually impaired, those with autism, cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome or other complex needs and those without additional needs. We also support children with illnesses, such as those undergoing treatment for cancer. While the children explore movement their parents and carers benefit from a vital support network. We also have a large network of volunteers, who provide vital help either in our classes or by volunteering their services, such as costume makers, photographers and set designers. Our vision is a world where disabled people have the same range of opportunities, and a culture of integrated social and well-being activity, where everyone works together as equals.
Flamingo Chicks - The Old Bake House, Downs Park East, Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7QD
brainstrust is a brain tumour charity that focuses on support and wellbeing. Little brainstrust is designed for children and teenagers living with a brain tumour diagnosis. Our support specialist for children and families is based in Sussex however has a national role. 500 children a year are diagnosed with a brain tumour, and there are thousands of families living with a brain tumour. Two thirds of children diagnosed with a brain tumour are left with a disability. Families can find communication difficult, and awareness of brain tumours in children is low; this is even though brain tumours now kill more children than any other illness in the UK. We are actively trying to grow clinical links with hospitals and other charities locally and nationally, so that we can collectively work together to provide optimum care to our young patients. Families facing a brain tumour diagnosis of a child feel scared, confused and alone. We know. That’s why we’re working to support families by: Providing unique, honest, coaching-led support by phone (24/7) or email, helping families overcome challenges and find the best possible outcome for their child, and their family Helping families feel less alone by creating communities of peer support, […]
Josephs Well C19 brainstrust Hanover Lane Leeds LS3 1AD