Who Is South Yorkshire CANN?
‘CANN’ stands for ‘Children Additional Needs Network’.
South Yorkshire CANN is formed of third sector, voluntary community and statutory organisations working with families and carers with children and young people with additional needs, in South Yorkshire.
It has been established so that Member Organisations can share best practice, resources, ideas and opportunities, in order to improve access to information, training and support for families and carers across the South Yorkshire area and the region, and to help to create a more efficient and effective ‘market place’ to the benefit of all users of our services, and the organisations involved.
The aim of this website is to share those good practices and resources with the families who need them!
South Yorkshire CANN Locations
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Find out where you can hire equipment.
Some Upcoming Events
Our Virtual Drop-in takes place on Mondays during term-time (excluding bank holidays) from 10am until 12 noon. The aim of the group is to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment, enabling parents and carers of children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) to share experiences and offer each other mutual support. We welcome any person to the group whether their young person has a formal diagnosis or not. We want people to feel this is a space where they are safe to express themselves without worrying that others will judge them for their ideas or their communication style. The first 30 minutes at the beginning and end of each meeting will be for people to catch up and chat with each other and between those times we may have guest speakers or a “Focus Hour”. If people do not want to listen to the guest speakers or take part in discussion topics and would rather just socialise, then we can use the breakout room facility. Discussions can, on occasions, get very lively as people are passionate about SEND. We do ask people to be always respectful to each other and the group may […]
Virtual Parent/Carer Drop-in
Are you a parent/carer with a child or young person who may have additional needs and/or disabilities (no diagnosis required)? If so please come along and join us for an informal coffee, cake and a chat. (This coffee morning is for those over the age of 16, children are unfortunately not able to attend due to restrictions in place from the venue). The group will be a great way to meet new people with similar interests and experiences. We will be at the Rawmarsh Customer Service Centre Wednesday 9.30am to 12 noon. Refreshments and cakes are provided free If you are a little anxious about attending or would like to have a chat before, please contact the office on 01709 296262 You must be a full member to book a place SEND Connect Morning Meet-Up location Address Barbers Avenue Rawmarsh Rotherham S62 6AE
SEND Connect Morning Meet-Up
The group is focused on the young person who has a brother or sister with an additional need. From experience, siblings do an amazing job in supporting their brother or sister’s additional need. Each session is really positive (based on fun activities) and it will allow the young person to discuss their fears but also celebrate their skills and current coping strategies and support them in creating further ones. It also allows young people to recognise that they aren’t alone and ‘normalise’ some of their anxieties and feelings. The session will be run alongside the SEND youth club on Wednesday 5.00pm to 7.00pm term time only. It is open to all siblings of children and young people with SEND aged between 7 and 18 years old. Please book no later than 24 hours in advance, this is to ensure we have the correct staffing ratio in place. Please complete the Registration Form before your child attends. You will only need to register once. Sibling Support Registration Form New York Stadium New York Way Rotherham S60 1FJ You must be a full member to book a place
Sibling Support Youth Club Session
Join us at our Youth Club every Wednesday 5pm-6pm during term time for Children and Young People with SEND in Partnership with RUCST at New York Stadium. This Session is for 7yrs – 12yrs . Our Youth Club is a place for young people to meet new friends and have fun playing games eg Playstation, Ping pong, Lego,board games and much more. This session is Free and there is a tuck shop avalible or young people can bring there own snacks and drinks. New York Stadium New York Way Rotherham S60 1FJ If you have any questions about our Youth Club in Partnership with Rotheham United Community Sports Trust please call our office 01709 296262 and we will be happy to help. Please book no later than 24 hours in advance, this is to ensure we have the correct staffing ratio in place. You must be a full member to book a place
Youth Club – Youth Hub- 7yrs -12yrs
Join us at our Youth Club every Wednesday 6.30pm – 7.30pm during term time for Children and Young People with SEND in Partnership with RUCST at New York Stadium. This Session is for 13yrs and above. Our Youth Club is a place for young people to meet new friends and have fun playing games eg Playstations, Air Hockey, Pool,board games and much more. This session is free and a tuck is avalable young people can also bring their own snacks and drinks. Location for this session is Youth Hub on ground floor of New York Stadium. New York Stadium New York Way Rotherham S60 1FJ If you have any questions about our Youth Club in Partnership with Rotheham United Community Sports Trust please call our office 01709 296262 and we will be happy to help. Please book no later than 24 hours in advance, this is to ensure we have the correct staffing ratio in place. You must be a full member to book a place
Youth club in Youth Hub- 13yrs +
These swimming sessions take place in a Hydrotherapy pool which is warm, airy and welcoming. This pool is fully accessible with a hoist and the session is staffed with two qualified life guards. Confident swimmers aged 8+ may enter the pool alone but must be supervised at poolside by parent carer at all times, otherwise they must be accompanied by their parent carer in the pool. Our aim is for these sessions to be as calm as possible. Children entering the must be in compliance with our ratios: 1 Adult – 1 child under 4 years 1 Adult 2 children 4 – 8 years Children 9 years and over are excempt from the ratios but must be accompanied by an Adult whilst in the pool. Babies must me over 18 months to enter the pool. Any Medical Conditions that are high Risk must be reported to our Team and a high risk form must be filled in. Non swimmers/weak swimmers must stay in the shallow end of the pool No Diving or Running is permitted in the pool. No breathing apperatus is allowed in the pool,this includes snorkels. No one is permitted to enter the pool if you have suffered […]
SEND Family Swimming Session
Come along to our next coffee morning! Our coffee mornings are run by our friendly volunteers. They are open to all parent carers, whatever their children’s needs, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, mild or severe. Pre-schoolers and home-educated children are welcome too. Pop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole session – no need to book. You can be sure of a warm welcome and plenty of tea, coffee and cake! Funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery Yorkshire and Humber.
Sheffield Parent Carer Coffee morning
Service Description Chit & Chat is one of our most popular initiatives! Join us for informal chat, laughs & fun from wherever you are! This block will run until Easter. Online informal, interactive and fun social sessions! Meet and chat with like-minded youngsters from the comfort of your own home and in a supportive, safe space. Under-18’s must have a parent/carer present in the room. Maximum age limit – 25-years. Recommended minimum age – 11-years. Chat box feature available for non-verbal participants/participants who struggle with speech or prefer to use written communication. Participants very welcome to just sit & listen if they wish. Book now: https://www.cpteensuk.org/service-page/chit-chat?referral=service_list_widget#:~:text=Book-,now,-Service%20Description
Chit & Chat
Service Description Come and try the fully inclusive sport of Boccia! Session 1 of 4 in Jan-Apr block. We encourage youngsters to come to all 4 sessions if possible if they’re interested in a competitive pathway and/or building on their playing skills & technique. SIGN UP FOR EACH SESSION SEPARATELY. Whether you’re just looking to start something new, make friends, or if you’re even looking to start an elite Paralympic career, come and join us. The Community HUB, Technique Stadium, Chesterfield, S41 8NZ. Ample disabled parking right outside. Fully accessible. Changing Places facility. 1:30-4:30pm. FREE to attend. Cafe on site PLEASE NOTE: Open to our core age group (8-25) only. If there is a demand for CP+ (26-years & over) Boccia, we will consider this and deliver it separately.
A Changing Faces’ online workshop full of advice and top practical tips to support parents and carers of children and young people, who have a scar, mark or condition on their face or body that makes them look different. Tips on how to handle staring and awkward social situations Techniques on building confidence for you and your child Changing Faces’ champions talking about their experiences of living with a visible difference
Changing Faces’ online workshop – Supporting Your Child
Communication Matters is pleased to announce the opportunity to meet in person suppliers of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) products and related services. The world of AAC is constantly changing – new software and technology, new strategies, new evidence about use of AAC, and new social and political developments. The day is open to AAC users, parents, carers, and professionals, and will be an opportunity to: Get hands on with the latest communication aids and see the latest product demonstrations Discover the latest developments in AAC products and get up-to-date information on the range of AAC products available in the UK All direct from many of the UK’s leading suppliers of communication aids, equipment, software, and symbol systems The companies and organisations booked onto exhibit so far are: Jabbla UK Liopa Smartbox Assistive Technology Smile Smart Technology Therapy Box Tobii Dynavox Widgit Software The exhibition is free to attend, and tea/coffee will be available. Please book your place in advance below. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/communication-matters-exhibition-day-more-than-just-talking-tickets-488639944227
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Exhibition Day
Join Communication Matters for a special evening of celebration at the AAC Awards 2023. Hosted at the University of Leeds on the 24th of March 2023 the awards ceremony will include a drinks reception, dinner, as well as the announcement of the winners of the ten award categories. Entertainment will include a set from Communication Matters Patron, Lost Voice Guy, and a live DJ. Tickets for the awards ceremony are available to purchase online. There are a limited number of subsidised places available for AAC users and their personal assistants. Who do you know in your AAC community whose work or achievement should be shared and recognised? Communication Matters needs you to nominate them! Do you know an AAC user who should be recognised for their contributions to the arts? A teacher, therapist or parent who deserves acknowledgment for their commitment to AAC? Do you attend a group or club that supports the use of AAC in a unique way? Someone who has created an innovative AAC solution? Do you know an AAC user who has been a trailblazer for others? To nominate an individual, group, team, setting, or organisation, please complete the online form. Supporting statements can be submitted […]