On the 9th August we will be having an outdoor activity day at Skelton Grange Activity Centre. These have been so much fun in the past and a great chance to meet other families. We will let you know when we have times and details but wanted to give everyone a chance to put it in their diary. Booking will be required, booking information to follow.
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
The Parent Carer service at Carers Leeds offers support to anyone caring for a child, up to the age of 19, with a disability, additional needs, or a long-term illness. We offer information, advice and signposting, as well as emotional support. We can offer emotional support either on a one-to-one basis, or through our monthly support groups. We can also help with applying for benefits, form filling, advocacy, and supporting families through other processes such as EHCPs or Early Help Plans. We can take referrals from professionals but people are also welcome to self-refer for our service.
6-8 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 6PT
I work with families who are navigating the SEND system and support them to break down the barriers that are often put in place by schools and LA’s. There is hardly ever a quick fix, it’s a journey like no other but my aim is to armour parents/carers with practical advice and the strength to carry on the fight. Currently funded support available through a Lottery Grant.
The Lightbulb Moment PDA CIC
People in Action (Yorkshire) is a thriving Leeds based charity, established in 1983 to benefit people with learning disabilities and autism. The charity makes a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and socially isolated; inspiring and empowering people to recognise their potential, fulfil their aspirations and lead safer healthier, better connected lives. The charity provides a range of innovative, inclusive, person centered services which reflect the needs of the people it supports. People In Action runs two groups for children and young people with a learning disability or autism, supported by BBC Children in Need. TEAM (for ages 13-17) take place over the weekend for 40 weeks a year. The groups are a space for children to make new friends, learn new skills and have fun. The groups are split over three sites: Otley, East end park and Crossgates. People In Action Groups
The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds, LS9 6NL