Some West Yorkshire CANN Organisations
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
We provide universal, targeted and specialist community health services for children and young people in Leeds aged 0-19. Detailed information on each of our services can be found on our website.
Stockdale House, First Floor, Stockdale House Headingley Office Park, Victoria Road Leeds LS6 1PF
Leeds Community Healthcare Children’s and Young People Services
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, […]
Little Hiccups is a support network for families who have children with a disability or additional need and their family. We offer the following services: Outreach Programme: Not all Parents/Carers feel comfortable in group situations. Having a disabled child can be a real roller coaster of emotions and finding the strength to take that first step towards accepting the reality can be very daunting. For those Parents/Carers who don’t yet feel ready, we are happy to meet them for a relaxed and friendly chat over coffee because sometimes making that first contact can be a big step forward! Weekly Stay n Play: A relaxed Stay n Play to suit all abilities. The sessions are held at The Vinery Centre, Mencap Leeds. We offer a safe environment with a soft play and sensory room along with sensory toys suitable for all needs. It is a relaxing atmosphere where the child will be allowed to play and discover the world at their own pace. Monthly Family Fun Days: Something for all the family. Siblings and other immediate family are also welcome. Every month we host a Family Fun Day where we organize an event at reduced cost so that it is everyone can attend. […]
The Barrowbys, 170 Barrowby Lane, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1NG