Important Statement – Protecting Vulnerable Adults at MK SNAP – Update 15th April

MK SNAP remains committed to supporting our learners and their families during this crisis.
We have been working on a new offer for people with Learning Disabilities and finding alternative ways to reach out to our amazing learners and their carers during this time of uncertainty.

This includes:

  • The creation of a free learning resource area on our website that anyone can use which is updated regularly
  • Support and advice for families and learners that need our help
  • We have been working on a new offer for people with Learning Disabilities and finding alternative ways to reach out to our amazing learners and their carers during this time of uncertainty.
  • Regular newsletters and social media posts to keep you informed and to help our learners feel motivated
  • Signposting and sharing useful practical information to help you cope
  • Finding new and creative ways that you can help us raise vital charitable funding to help us; continue to help you
  • Developing a re-engagement plan so that we are fully prepared for the time when we can begin a phased return to deliver direct services once again

If you need us just contact us in the normal way and we will help you.

We want you all to know that we are busy ensuring that when we reach the other side of this crisis (and we will) MK SNAP will be ready to respond to the needs of our learners; whatever those needs may have changed.

In the meantime please continue to follow the Public Health guidance on staying safe.

Stay at Home. Support the NHS. Save Lives.

The Team at MK SNAP

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Third Sector Business Awards 2020 - Winners!

MK SNAP and Mechline Ltd have won the Third Sector Business Awards – Long term partnership 2020.

MK SNAP demonstrates a clear impact on the lives of its beneficiaries. Mechline adapted its work practices to different individuals needs and provides a good level of wrap-around support throughout their journey and helping its service users/staff develop and be fulfilled. This is quite a unique example of a charity partnership, being a central part of how the charity delivers its services. MK Snap has also had a wider impact on community and employers – something likely only possible because of Mechline’s long term dedication.

“For our 25-year partnership to be recognised on a national level is somewhat staggering as we never set out to get any recognition, it’s just what we do. The work you do at MK Snap for the individuals and the greater good of the community is where the real recognition should be shone.” Kristian Roberts Mechline

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We did it together!

On 19th May 2020, we successfully raised £5,449 with 49 supporters in 182 days

Operation SNAP Enterprise – realising the work aspirations of adults with learning disabilities through business skills & work experience.

Thank you, we look forward to running this project in the near future. For more information on this project please visit our Crowdfunder page.

MK SNAP is pleased to announce new Director of Learning & Quality

Steven Carruthers has recently been appointed Director of Learning and Quality at MK SNAP to drive and develop Quality in all aspects of the award-winning charity’s work.

Steven has been a key part of the Senior Management Team since 2014; with his education team delivering over 230,000 hours of learning to 150 people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities each year. Steven is committed to the continual improvement of high-quality opportunities for the charity and together with the team has created a more accessible, differentiated and learner-friendly offer ensuring that the charity receives recognition, both locally and nationally, for the quality of teaching and the significant contributions of everyone within the MK SNAP community regardless of ability.

MKFM with CEO Angie Novell April 2020

Michael Blades chats to Angie CEO of MK SNAP about what’s happening with the local charity during these times and how they are working together to help their learners in Milton Keynes as best they can.

Listen here.

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Third Sector Business Charity Awards

We are delighted to share with you some positive news, our partnership and its benefits for our learners has been shortlisted for the national Third Sector Business Charity Awards!

In other times, it would have meant a trip to a very big glitzy event at the Marriot Hotel in Grosvenor Square in May. However, this has been cancelled and they are looking at another way to announce the winners. We will keep you posted.

In the meantime please click to see our work.

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Donate with Amazon Smile

As a small local charity fundraising and community support have been our saving grace allowing us to continue for 27 years. To help us ensure we can open our doors again in the future and continue this support we need your help.

WIth little actions such as shopping via Amazon Smile, you can continue to support charities like us in a small but vital way.

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Operation SNAP Enterprise

Lauren’s dream is to run her own cake business. Check out this great video showing Lauren’s skills at work in the SNAP kitchen as she bakes for the Womens International Day 2020
To help lauren and other learners at SNAP gain the skills needed to bring them closure to the business and employment works then please consider pledging towards our Enterprise Crowdfunder.

Click here.

Social Care Awards 2020

the SNAP team and volunteers as they were presented Best learning disabled support Service in Bucks, social care awards 2020!
Congratulations to all and thank you to all our continued supports. This charity is invaluable to some of the most marginalised people in our community and we continue to provide a safe, fun and professional service. We know our team often go above and beyond and so truly deserve this recognition.