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We are here to help children and young people with disabilities to achieve their goals by:

  1. Supporting the participation and inclusion of children, young people with disabilities and their families in everyday activities.

  2. Empowering children, young people and their families to self-manage conditions and feel in control of their care.

  3. Identifying and managing underlying impairments such as disabilities and illnesses to prevent or reduce secondary conditions.

  4. Promoting child wellbeing through safeguarding and healthy lifestyle support.

We do this by working with children and families to find out what goals they most want to achieve. We help to identify any underlying problems and give children and families the information they need to make choices about their care. We work with children, families and other people (such as other health workers, teachers and community workers) to identify the best way for children and young people to achieve their goals. This may involve direct intervention for the child, but may also include support and training for other people or changes to their environment or activities.

Who's it for?

Children and young people who have additional needs due to developmental delay or disorder.

How can you refer to the service?

We have created a single point of access for ICAN services, to make the referral process safer, more efficient and easier to use.

Most people are referred to the service by their GPs. Some people will be referred by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, or by their health visitor or school nurse.

Visit the referrals page

Tel: 0113 843 3620

ICAN Central Referrals

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
White Rose Office Park, Building 3
Millshaw Park Lane
Leeds, LS11 0DL

We are currently reviewing our website to make all content accessible. If you are looking for a download, such as a leaflet or booklet that you can no longer find, please contact the service on the details above.

Youth Board

Young people, aged between 14-19 can now join our youth board.

Click here to find out more information about the youth board

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