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We are SNAAP :
The Special Needs Advisory & Activities Project


Making a difference for disabled children and their families
in Canterbury, Whitstable & Herne Bay and throughout Kent


As a needs-led organisation, we listen to our families
and our services are developed to meet those needs.

SNAAP activities

What we do . .

SNAAP informs, encourages and supports parents and carers, enabling them to provide the best possible help to their children via a range of services. Our priority is to provide the help you need when you need it the most and we focus upon the whole family and not just on the child with disabilities.

If you have a child between 0 – 25 years who has any special need or disability and you live in the Canterbury District, then we are here for you and your family. No formal diagnosis or professional referral is necessary to access SNAAP services.

Our Services




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SNAAP - The team

Who we are

SNAAP was started in 2003 by a group of parents who wanted to make a difference and realised that they were not alone in feeling isolated and frustrated. With the help of Contact a Family, who carried out a consultation that highlighted a lack of support and information as well as limited leisure opportunities, SNAAP was born. Our Manager, Carrie Wood, is one of those founding members and helped make SNAAP the charity that it is today.

Meet the Team

SNAAP is a private company limited by guarantee incorporated in England & Wales with registration number 06800689 whose registered office address is Windchimes, Reynolds Close, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 6DS and is a charity registered with number 1130149.

SNAAP is reliant entirely on grants and donations and provide numerous fundraising activities and events throughout the year.

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Why us?

As a needs-led organisation, we listen to our families and our services are developed to meet those needs and there are opportunities for them to feed into our services.

At the heart of SNAAP lies our fundamental belief in informed parental choice, empowering parents to access the very best services and support to ensure that their children achieve their goals in life.

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Play Support

Job Opportunities

We have vacancies to work with us as Play Support Workers.

We are currently looking to recruit Play Support Workers to join our friendly team. We are a local charity based in Herne Bay and run short breaks for disabled children aged 8-19 years across 4 different venues in East Kent (Herne Bay, Sittingbourne, Dover and Folkestone). You can work at just one venue or multiple. You will be looking after children on a 1:1 basis but working as part of team and you must be able to motivate and engage in all aspect of caring for our children using your own initiative.

Follow the link below for full-details of the job description and to apply, email your CV via the email link.

Job Description email

We also have a vacancy for a Volunteer Cook

We are currently looking to recruit a Volunteer Cook to organise, cook and prepare healthy balanced meals for approximately 20 children during our Youth Club Zone Out, which is for disabled young people aged 11-25yrs who have less complex needs.

Follow the links below for full-details and an application form.

Job Description Application Form

Register with SNAAP today

If you would like to join SNAAP's mailing list, to register yourself or to refer someone else, then please do so by filling a form via the link below :


Here's what our children’s families have recently had to say about SNAAP.