Operating as part of the Integrated Children’s Additional Needs (ICAN) Service, our mission is to support children and young people with disabilities to participate in everyday activities and situations at home, school and in the community.
We want to help children and young people do the things that are important to them, like leisure activities with friends and family, taking care of themselves and joining in and learning in school. We believe that supporting children and young people to participate in everyday life is an important part of their health and wellbeing.
Who's it for?
We work with children and young people with conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism or developmental co-ordination disorder. However, many of the children and young people we support do not have a medical diagnosis. Our occupational therapy colleagues in Leeds Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust support children and young people with neuromuscular conditions, juvenile arthritis and brain injuries.
What we offer
We will listen to you and your child about your concerns and what is important to you.
We will set goals with you and, if possible, your child about what you both want to achieve. We can also get school involved if that’s important to your goals and concerns.
We will talk through your usual daily routines and all the things you do. This helps us to come up with recommendations and an action plan that fits with your day-to-day life.
We might watch your child doing things in real life, at home or in school. This helps us to understand what might need to change to help your child achieve his or her goals.
We will make a plan about what will happen next to help you and your child achieve the goals.
Your child’s episode of care will be closed when:
- You and your child have achieved your goals or your plan for working on your goals is in place
- You no longer want to have occupational therapy input
- You have not attended appointments or contacted the service
You can contact us again in the future if you need more support.
Tel: 0113 8433620
9:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday
Our staff operate a citywide service but operate out of three main health centres:
St. George’s Centre
St. George’s Rd
Tel: 0113 8432000
Wortley Beck Health Centre
Lower Ring Rd
Tel: 0113 8438000
263 Chapeltown Rd
Tel: 0113 8435700
Families can come and see us in these health centres or be seen in their own homes and school and nursery settings.
CanChild research centre
Hemihelp for advice on a Hemiplegia
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.
- Using cutlery: Top tips for children
- Showering and bathing: Top tips for children
- Introduction to dressing skills
- Dressing - upper body (tops, jumpers, coats)
- Dressing - lower body (trousers, skirts, socks and shoes)
- Daily living skills for kids: Top tips for parents and carers
- Information for pre-school children
- Information for children
- Information for parents
- Information young people
- Health Services in Leeds for Children with Down syndrome: A parents' guide
- Equipment for everyday life - children with Down syndrome
- Bike riding - top tips for children
- Toileting - top tips for children