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  • Consultation – options for implementing the ALNET Bill

    Consultation – options for implementing the ALNET Bill

    The Welsh Government is currently consulting on options for how the Additional Learning Needs and Tribunal (Wales) Bill is implemented. The ALNET Bill will create a single, unified framework for supporting learners with additional […]

  • ALN Bill Scrutiny

    ALN Bill Scrutiny

    The ALN Bill has begun its scrutiny by the Children, Young People and Education committee before being debated by the National Assembly. The committee is currently seeking views  from those who are affected by the proposed changes. […]

  • Volunteers get their hiking boots on

    Volunteers get their hiking boots on

    A huge thank you from SNAP to our volunteer Bev and the Port Talbot walking group “Best Foot Forward” who, with a little help from Port Talbot YMCA, got their hiking boots on to […]

  • Volunteers’ Week 2016

    Volunteers’ Week 2016

    Volunteers’ Week is the biggest week in the volunteering calendar and recognises the contribution of local volunteers.  Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of volunteering! We hope you will join in and help to make […]

  • I almost had my baby at the SNAP Cymru Office!

    I almost had my baby at the SNAP Cymru Office!

    But, thanks to them, I got the advice and support to help my little girl and then my baby was born safely in hospital! A few months ago my daughter Isabelle was sent for a ‘Ruth […]

  • Care and support in Wales has changed

    Care and support in Wales has changed

    From April, you will have more say in your social services. The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act came into force on 6 April. It is the new law for improving the well-being of people […]

  • Gary Gould runs Cardiff Half Marathon for SNAP Cymru

    Gary Gould runs Cardiff Half Marathon for SNAP Cymru

    Gary Gould, a Learning Support Assistant from Barry and proud father of four, has kindly approached SNAP Cymru to volunteer his time and effort to run in the World Championship Cardiff Half Marathon. We […]

  • Special afternoon tea at the House of Lords

    Special afternoon tea at the House of Lords

    SNAP Cymru promoting the role of the Welsh language in the third sector. SNAP Cymru were delighted to attend afternoon tea last week at House of Lords , Westminster, invited by Baroness Grey- Thompson DBE  […]

  • Inclusive Play training proves to be a great success

    Inclusive Play training proves to be a great success

    SNAP Cymru, in partnership with Groundwork Wales Sustainable Play Programme, have been delivering free training on Inclusive Play as part of the Welsh Government Children’s and Families Delivery Grant. Inclusive play is primarily about […]

  • GwirVol Success

    GwirVol Success

    ‘ … Through volunteering with SNAP I have gained more confidence in a work place and it has helped me to think about going back into education. I have now signed up on a […]

  • SNAP Cymru Photo and Family Story Contest

    SNAP Cymru Photo and Family Story Contest

    SNAP Cymru Photo and Family Story Contest We would like to announce the launch of the new SNAP Cymru Photo and Family story Contest! CONTEST OPEN FROM Oct 10 to November 10th 2015 SNAP […]

  • Hengoed Fund Raising Team Raise Over £1000

    Hengoed Fund Raising Team Raise Over £1000

    The SNAP Cymru team have been hard at working raising money to support the ever increasing demand for the services that SNAP Cymru offer to families and young people all over Wales. They have […]

  • Foreign Currency Appeal

    Foreign Currency Appeal

    Foreign Currency Fundraising Appeal Ever wondered what to do with all that loose holiday change you have lying around? You can now put it to good use by donating your unwanted foreign coins to […]

  • Superhero efforts of SNAP supporters

    Superhero efforts of SNAP supporters

    We all know money is tight. Demand is up in the voluntary sector, and SNAP Cymru is not alone in seeing a huge increase in demand for our advice services at a time when funding is […]

  • Battle Scars

    Battle Scars

    Alex Gatherer has managed the almost impossible; he has written and staged a completely new and ambitious musical about young people’s experience of mental illness.  Alex started writing his musical four years ago and […]

  • Uncertain future for SEN advice & support

    Uncertain future for SEN advice & support

    Uncertain future in Wales of objective information, independent advice and impartial support and guidance for children and young people with additional learning needs and disabilities and their families. SNAP Cymru is the leading provider […]

  • Another Successful Round of Golf for SNAP

    Another Successful Round of Golf for SNAP

    On the 29th December 2014 members of the local community in Bangor came together  to raise an impressive £170 for SNAP. As with previous years, the event took place at Bangor golf club. The […]

  • Child’s Right of Appeal

    Child’s Right of Appeal

    It is every child’s right, under article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), to have their voices heard in decisions that affect them. To date children with […]

  • SNAP Cymru proudly announces three new shops

    SNAP Cymru proudly announces three new shops

    Building on the recent success of our SNAP Cymru Siop in Llandrindod Wells, we plan to open three more shops in Neath, Pembroke Dock and Llanelli.   Our shop strategy will support SNAP Cymru in […]

  • Interview with SNAP Cymru Volunteer Soraya

    Interview with SNAP Cymru Volunteer Soraya

    Recently I had the chance to sit down and have a small chat with a friend called Soraya who very recently joining SNAP Cymru as a volunteer. We discussed why she wanted to join […]

  • SNAP Cymru welcomes Jane McCann to the team

    SNAP Cymru welcomes Jane McCann to the team

    Jane has recently joined SNAP Cymru as a Families and Young Persons Support Worker and it goes without saying that the whole team have been happy to welcome her. Jane has previously lectured on […]

  • Launch Event for our New Bilingual Website

    Launch Event for our New Bilingual Website

    SNAP Cymru celebrated the launch our bilingual website by hosting an event at the Pierhead in Cardiff Bay last week. The event was sponsored by Huw Lewis AM – Minister for Education and Skills, and Ruth Conway – Head of […]

  • Welcome to our New Intern – Maxwell Dean

    Welcome to our New Intern – Maxwell Dean

    Here are some of Max’s thoughts about his first few days with us… SNAP Cymru is a charity which aims to empower families and young people in Wales who face discrimination or exclusion due […]

  • Jared Barry’s Trail of Inspiration

    Jared Barry’s Trail of Inspiration

    After a sponsored 58.3 mile walk from Brecon to Cardiff by Jared Barry, £315 was recently raised to help SNAP Cymru’s work and support for families. After hearing of an ex-army friend who completed […]

  • A warm welcome our new NEC volunteer – Peter Hosking

    A warm welcome our new NEC volunteer – Peter Hosking

    Actually Peter isn’t really new, he has been involved with SNAP Cymru for almost 20 years, firstly as a parent who received advice and support to ensure his daughters special educational needs were met and […]

  • SNAP Cymru debuts first Charity Shop

    SNAP Cymru debuts first Charity Shop

    On May 31st 2014, SNAP Cymru threw open the doors of our first boutique charity shop. Based in Llandrindod Wells, the shop seeks to raise money for SNAP to further support those young people, […]

  • School’s Challenge – a great success yet again!

    School’s Challenge – a great success yet again!

    School’s Challenge has firmly established itself as a major event in the school calendar, highlighting the need for active and participatory activities for children with disabilities. The Challenge has evolved from the recognition that […]

  • Celebrating Volunteers Week 2014

    Celebrating Volunteers Week 2014

    “You make a life by what you give” An amazing 80 SNAP Cymru volunteers received a certificate signed by the First Minister, the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones (AM), acknowledging their outstanding contribution to volunteering […]

  • SNAP launches first boutique charity shop

    SNAP launches first boutique charity shop

    On Saturday 31st May at 11.00am SNAP Cymru threw open the doors to our first boutique charity shop. Based in Llandrindod Wells, the shop will raise money for SNAP to continue supporting children, young people and […]

  • James Hale’s fantastic Gower triathlon success

    James Hale’s fantastic Gower triathlon success

    James Hale has raised over £800 for SNAP Cymru by taking part in the Gower Triathlon olympic distance event which is set in the stunning location of Port Eynon. With sheltered blue flag water for […]

  • Success for SNAP

    Success for SNAP

    SNAP Cymru Family and Young Person’s officers are the first in Wales to achieve Level 4 Key Working Accreditation.   Amanda Daniels, SNAP’s Training Manager says: “We’re delighted with this success. The key Working […]

  • The future delivery of education services in Wales

    In January 2013 the Education Minister announced the appointment of Robert Hill to undertake a review of the future delivery of education services in Wales. It focused on looking at the effectiveness of the […]

  • SNAP Cymru recognised with prestigious award for volunteering

    SNAP Cymru recognised with prestigious award for volunteering

    Today, SNAP Cymru are celebrating being announced as recipients of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012. We are the only exclusively Welsh organisation to receive the award as recognition for our unique role, […]