Some West Yorkshire CANN Organisations
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
Wakefield Early Support Advice Information Liaison (WESAIL) is available to parents and carers of a child or a young person, who has, or may have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25 years who are living within the Wakefield District. This service is also available to young people themselves and those working with families. Wakefield Early Support, Advice, Information and Liaison (WESAIL) provides a free, confidential and impartial service – which means we do not take sides and try to ensure everyone is given opportunities to express their views and feel listened to. WESAIL provide information, advice, support and signposting according to need by either by telephone or where needed on an individual or targeted basis or through events and workshops. We share details of events on the Local Offer, our facebook page and provide information through the Information Network. WESAIL offers information covering a range of matters relating to Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) including education, health, social care, personalisation, personal budgets along with benefits and leisure. The aim of the WESAIL service is to support children, young people, their parents, carers and families by providing information to navigate systems and processes so that they can play […]
Barnardo’s Wakefield Services, Room 249, Castleford Civic Centre, Ferrybridge Road, Castleford, WF10 4JH
We are a parent, carer and families participation forum in Leeds which aims to empower parents/carers and families to work in partnership with services, organisations and professionals. We aim to improve choices for children and young people with additional needs, their families and carers. EPIC Leeds is the Parent Participation forum for parents/carers and families of disabled children and young people with additional needs in Leeds. We meet regularly in and around Leeds for coffee mornings, social occasions, trips out, meetings, and more.
First Floor, Unit 7, Landmark Court, Revie Road, Leeds LS11 8JT
Geeks Room CiC provide an alternative environment to the traditional school, where children are able to learn through gaming (GamEducation) and practical based lessons. All the lessons are conducted by mentors, each lesson is tailored to the needs of the individual child and in line with the school curriculum. We cater for children 8-18, for all abilities and capabilities and we especially want to support children with special needs. The aim is to be inclusive to all at the centre and provide an interactive and fun approach to learning while in a safe environment and having the freedom to socialise with all.
5 Armley Court, 1st Floor Armley Road. Leeds. LS12 2LB