June 12, 2019 10:30 am
June 7, 2019 2:00 pm
Fees & Tickets
This event has no entrance fee
Leeds Mencap, The Vinery Centre, 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds LS9 9LU
We champion children and young people’s right to have a say in decisions that affect their lives. We run a range of youth voice programmes and projects to enable children and young people to develop campaigns, participate in city wide ballots and youth voice summit and share their views and priorities with decision makers. We provide advice, guidance and training to staff to develop their skills and confidence in facilitating children, young people and parents/ carers involvement in decisions making processes. We work with different teams and services to ensure young people and parents/cares are actively involved in recruitment and selection of senior staff, commissioning services and developing city wide consultations.
7th Floor East, Merrion House, Merrion way, Leeds LS2 8PD
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability. We deliver rehabilitation, education and community services through skilled teams who work with children and young people aged 0-18, and their families. The Children’s Trust Brain Injury Community Service provides specialist goal-orientated neurorehabilitation delivered in the child’s environment, either at home, in school, or a combination of both settings. Delivered by specialists from a range of clinical backgrounds, we work with the child and their family in a non-intensive, consultative way focusing on the needs which result from an acquired brain injury. These may be social, emotional, cognitive, communicative, and behavioural needs. Our ultimate goal is to maximise the child/young person’s participation in their everyday life. In partnership with Leeds Children’s Hospital, we have a clinical specialist based in the hospital who provides information, education, advice and support to families and other professionals. In addition, we also provide long-term support to the child and their family at key transition stages such as starting school, moving to secondary school or college, starting a new job or leaving home to live independently for the first time. In addition, The Children’s Trust Brain Injury Hub […]
Martin Wing F Floor, Leeds General Hospital, Leeds, LS1 3EX
LJWB is a social care charity, providing a range of registered care, community activities, and support for people of all ages. Based in the MAZ Community Centre in LS17, we deliver activities for primary age children and also provide family support for parents/carers of children with additional needs. ‘Together’ SEN Group A fun & social play session for children with additional needs. Sessions provide respite for parents/carers, and we also provide information and parent support sessions alongside the ‘Together’ programme. Sessions are on Sundays between 10-11am at the Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre. Inclusive Art Group For children /young people aged 8-13 runs on Thursdays 4:00-5.30pm. Children with additional needs are welcome and we ensure high adult to child ratios. Places are limited, and booking is essential. Family Support We provide advice and support for children and families with additional needs. Please contact the Family Support Team on 0113 203 4916 for further information.
The Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Community Centre 311 Stonegate Road LS17 6AZ
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.