Some West Yorkshire CANN Organisations
The Children’s Air Ambulance is an inter-hospital transfer service flying babies and children from one hospital to another for specialist care.
Head Office: Blue Skies House Butlers Leap Rugby Warwickshire CV21 3RQ
Children’s Air Ambulance
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
Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children and young people with vital mobility equipment, opportunities to meet and have fun, and training to help them gain skills and look forward to a bright future. In Leeds Whizz-Kidz runs a monthly youth club for wheelchair users aged 8-25. We also run Wheelchair Skills Training, overnight camps and Work Placement opportunities.
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