Welcome to PCAN

Welcome to the PCAN! We are the independent, parent-led forum in Kirklees for all parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs aged from birth to 25 years.

You are in the right place to find lots of good information, links to social media for networking with other parents, and to help us to develop a strong, collective voice so that we can work in partnership with service providers across Kirklees.  Together we can improve services for our  children and young people with additional needs!

We welcome all parents or carers, whether you are just beginning to become aware that your child or young person may have additional needs, or if they have confirmed diagnosis or disability.

It is free to join, so please click the “join us” link above!

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New PCAN Social event

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Famallama Minecraft Server

The Famallama Minecraft Server offers a unique and welcoming community designed specifically forindividuals with Autism, ADHD, and other neurodivergent conditions.

Allow me to highlight some key features of Famallama:

Tailor-Made Experience: Our server is meticulously crafted to cater to the unique needs of our neurodivergent community. We prioritize a positive and enjoyable gaming experience for all.
Real-World Connections: Beyond the virtual realm, we believe in fostering genuine connections. Our annual summer meetup provides a safe environment for players to solidify the friendships they’ve formed online, accompanied by their parents.
Free Access: Famallama is open to everyone who is Neurodivergent or who has a close connection to someone that is Neurodivergent. All you need to do is to fill out a whitelist application here: Join us – FAMALLAMA  As long as you have a valid Minecraft account, and you can join us from virtually any device.
Dedicated Staff: Our team comprises caring parents, young neurodivergent adults, and computer scientists who work tirelessly behind the scenes to maintain the server’s integrity on a voluntary basis. We provide one to one sessions, those sessions are carried out with staff that are fully DBS checked.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to reach out. We appreciate your interest in Famallama Minecraft Server and look forward to connecting with you.

I know safety and security is important, to peruse our Safeguarding and Data Protection Policies please click this link to our website: Safeguarding & Data Protection – FAMALLAMA and for Privacy: Privacy Policy – FAMALLAMA

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Social Event Update

Please note for your diaries, the 10th of April social event at Thornhill Lees has been re-organised to the 24th April, due to a clash of dates.

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Join Dark Horse Theatre Company

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Wacky wild activities

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PCAN Social events Apr-July 24

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Autumn enrolment available- post 16 SEND- ART

As we are aware, September isn’t necessarily the perfect start date for some young people! We know there may also be young people who started mainstream college, but couldnt cope.
We have availability at Deanclough Halifax, Leeds Art Galler, Leeds and Cartwright Hall Bradford Campuses.
Please fill in the enquiry form to book a taster day for your young person.https://pinccollege.co.uk/enquiry-form/

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Find out about Wills, Trusts, Deputyship and Power of Attorney

Hi PCAN is hosting two webinars about the above as we get so many queries from families. The events will be delivered by epseminars.co.uk and take place on:

Tuesday 12th March 11 am to 12.30 pm book a place here

Tuesday 19th March 7 pm to 8.30 pm, book a place here

This is a fantastic opportunity to find out about everything you need to think about when it comes to protecting your family. The talk is delivered in a friendly, plain-speaking way with a sprinkle of humour thrown in. It will be a whistle stop tour of Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Trusts, and Probate. Covering options on protecting your assets, guardians, executors, trustees, funding care and much more. At the end of the session, there will be a chance for Q & A and hopefully you will be clear about where you might want to go next.

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Huddersfield Town Foundation Sports Camps

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Kirklees Short Breaks

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