Some West Yorkshire CANN Organisations
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.
Communication Matters (CM) is a UK-wide charity committed to supporting people of all ages who find talking difficult because they have little or no clear speech. This can be via paper based communication supports or computer based voice output, we call this AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). Communication can be compromised across many conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Brain Injury, Learning Difficulties and Autism. We have an associate membership of around 400 people. Members come from across the UK and from all the various interests in AAC – personal experience, professional, commercial and research. Members receive copies of our Journal which is published 3 times a year, amongst other benefits. We hold a number of events: most notably our International AAC Conference held over 2.5 days at the University of Leeds each September, as well as UK-wide AAC Information Days (product demonstration days) and Study Days which focus on a particular topic of AAC. We also have many online resources and publications and an AAC Forum. If you are interested in finding out more, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Communication Matters, 3rd Floor, University House, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
Tree of Hope is a children’s charity that supports families to raise vital funds for specialist care, not available through the NHS, for their sick and disabled children. Fundraising under the banner of a registered charity enables families to claim gift aid, receive corporate donations and match funding, as well as providing donor reassurance.
61-63 Camden Road Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2QE
Tree of Hope
People, Heritage and Nature. The object of the organisation is to carry on activities which benefit the community and in particular (without limitation) to provide benefit to disadvantaged communities across Leeds City Region particularly by using navigable waterways as the catalyst for engaging individuals from those communities to improve their health and well-being, education and employment opportunities. Operating from Leeds Lock Keepers House adjacent to the Royal Armouries Museum, Canal Connections uses the therapeutic potential of the region’s post-industrial, navigable waterways environment to engage people in a range of positive activities that help improve individual, social and environmental health and wellbeing by generating, four intrinsic rewards in individuals; their sense of personal meaning, choice, competence and progression….and it all starts with a canal boat trip! Our work has shown that even from a very low level of knowledge, understanding orengagement in their local heritage, by introducing young people to a range of creativeopportunities in informal, but regular, bite-size chunks, they respond positively to thefour intrinsic rewards that inspire engagement: sense of meaningfulness – feeling that you are on a path that means something, givingyou a strong sense of purpose and direction sense of choice – you feel ownership in your […]
Canal Connections CIC Lock Keepers House, Armouries Drive, LS10 1LE