Some great news for one of Brentwood's best known charities this week from the National Lottery Community Fund.
As part of their COVID-19 response, Fund has awarded a grant to SNAP (Special Needs and Parents) to ensure they are able continue to support Essex families throughout this crisis and beyond.
Throughout lockdown SNAP have been providing a variety of remote support through the SNAP Helpline, telephone appointments for in-depth support with our Family Support Advisers, remote professional counselling, and online resources like the SNAP Information Work and the Coronavirus Family Guide.
More recently many of SNAP’s regular activity sessions have moved to Zoom including Music Therapy, Drama, and Yoga classes. We are also coordinating our specialist parent talks via Zoom covering a variety of topics from the typical challenges to difficulties more specific to the pandemic. SNAP also started hosting live streaming music sessions on Facebook in order to reach more families.
Karen Boath, Director – Family Services said, “We are constantly coming up with ideas to reach out and keep in touch with families. It is our job to ensure that families have the help they need, whatever that is, to endure this challenging time.”
Christina Stubbs, Director – Finance and Fundraising said, “We are hugely grateful to The National Lottery Community Fund and the Lottery Players for their support. This grant is an enormous help, ensuring that we can continue to be there for families throughout this difficult period and that we can come back stronger than ever, ready to reopen our doors as soon as we can.”