Upcoming Events

York Inclusive Duke of Edinburgh Award

York Inclusive Duke of Edinburgh award is for 14 to 24 year old young people with disabilities and/or additional needs. To learn more about this there will be an information evening at Moor Lane Youth Centre, Wains Road, YO24 2TX 7pm to 8:30pm, on Tuesday 31st January 2017.

For more details please contact Stephen on 07562 320089 or email:

Session on Sensory Processing - 27th January 2017


Sensory processing is about how individuals process information from any of the senses such as  Sight, Sound, Smell, Touch, Taste, Balance and Body Awareness.

The session will cover an introduction to sensory processing and how to help lessen or increase the impact for individuals as appropriate. The venue is likely to be Unit 4 ,Station Business Park. YO26 4GB.

Keep an eye on our website for timings etc

Short Breaks Foster Carers Recruitment Open Day

What is a Short Breaks foster carer and how you can be a part of this?

25 January 2017 West Office Foyer 9am to 5pm



  • The Short Breaks Scheme aims to recruit foster carer’s who can offer short breaks for disabled children in the carer’s own home.  These breaks could be anything from one night to a few days but would be part of a planned and regular support package of care for the child and their family. We are looking for carers with experience and knowledge of children with additional health care needs, complex care needs and Autism.
  • If you feel you could support children with Disabilities within the York area, please join us on the open day to find out more information and speak with other short breaks carers about their experiences.

City of York Council | West Offices | Station Rise |York YO1 6GA | Phone: 01904 555699



Thank you for a fab and informative day.

Anon, from the family information and activities day

It was really good to be able to talk to professionals in a relaxed neutral setting and for them to see my children outside of school.

Anon, from the family information and activities day

As a healthcare professional it was lovely to see the effort that CANDI are putting in to pull services together and support families in the area.

Anon, from the family information and activities day

It was good to be at a workshop where everyone could benefit – families and ‘professionals’. We were sitting together listening to someone else share their wise words and there was no ‘us’ and ‘them’ between service users and service providers.

Anon, from the family information and activities day

Many thanks, as ever for this informative newsletter.

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What We Do

  • We seek to improve and promote services available to families.
  • Encourage and promote inclusive attitudes
  • Promote disability equality and challenge discrimination
  • We produce responses on consultations, guidance and changes in legislation with the Local Authority and National Network of Parent Carer Forums.