We hope you and your family and friends are all coping during these difficult times. 

I would like to say a special thank you, to all the candidates who responded to our SOS call last week for a very special support worker needed for one of our families in a particularly difficult situation. We had an amazing response and recruiter interviews are taking place. We also send our very best wishes to the family, 'R', you hold a special place in our hearts having known you all these years. 

Black and white head shot of Sally Britton
I would also like to say a special thank you to the wonderful Richard Maylan for recording a special video just for our readers! We wish you all the best with ATrip, it's a great idea. 

With best wishes, Sally and the team at Snap 

Atrip.WorldAtrip logo, blue text

A fab new website for Autism-Friendly activities


Actor Richard Mylan and Paul, from Sensory World, have created Atrip.World, a new website for people to list, share, review and recommend autism-friendly places and activities; a central hub for autistic people. 

Richard, who you may recognise from, amongst other things, his wonderful documentary with his son Jaco, Richard and Jaco Take on the World, was kind enough to send Snap News readers a direct message to let you know about the site, see his mini video below!

twitter.com/Atrip_World
atrip.world
www.facebook.com/AtripUK

Actor Richard Mylan has a special message for Snap News Readers!

Contact, 1:1 Listening Ear ServiceContact logo text

Family Support During COVID-19

Contact (formally Contact a Family), have launched a new free service for families with disabled children who may be feeling overwhelmed, confused, and/or exhausted during the COVID-19 crisis, and need support, reassurance and a listening ear.

You can book a free, confidential 1:1 phone appointment with a family support adviser who can offer you emotional and practical support to help you and your disabled child.

For more information, see Contact's website

To see available appointments, click here

Changing Places Campaign Boosts!Changes places Logo

New legislation and extra funding

Great news for the Changing Places campaign this month! New legislation has been passed for all new, large public buildings to have at least one Changing Places facility. Additional funding has also been agreed for Changing Places facilities in motorway services. 

Zack Kerr (below), has been a leading figure in the campaign which has seen a remarkable increase in the number of facilities and raised awareness. 

As Zack notes in his video, lockdown has given able-bodied people an experience of what it's like not to be able to use a toilet when out, something very much taken for granted. Sally Britton and Sarah Brisdion at the changing places looathon

Snap has been supporting the Changing Places campaign, here's MD, Sally Britton with Sarah Brisdion at Looathon in May 2018!

Read more at Changing Places
See all Changing Places location here
 

Zack Kerr talks to channel 5 news about the importance of Changing Places

A Line Art: Watch, Make & DoAnna & Arji's Broom Cupboard: How to make a paper city. BSL interpreted

BSL Interpreted Art Activities

A Line Art has a great selection of accessible art projects for children. Their online videos are BSL Interpreted, see How to Create a Paper City, below. 
 

'A Line Art's Anna Bruder has developed a huge following for her unique brand of interactive art and musical theatre shows where children and adults take part together'.

The Unicorn Theatre

 

www.alineart.co.uk/watch-make-do/category/BSL+interpreted

How To Make a Paper City

Age recommendation: For 3-7 year olds and their families.  BSL interpreted

COVID-19 Face CoveringsPoster with text: I am exempt from wearing a face covering

When to wear one, and how to make your own

This government webpage gives current advice on face coverings and includes an exemption badge to save and display on a mobile phone or print. 

For all details, click here

What is a Personal Injury Trust? Boyes Turner Logo

Charlene Hughes, Associate Solicitor

A Personal Injury Trust can be prepared if someone has received a compensation award for a personal injury. The award would be managed by the Trust. 

Why make a Trust?
There are several reasons why a Personal Injury Trust might be appropriate to put in place. The most common reason to set up a Trust is to protect a compensation award from assessment for means-tested benefits, now and in the future...

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Recruitment Tips: Boyes Turner Logo

Can I ask candidates about their health/disabilities?
 

Jessica Clough, Trainee Chartered Legal Executive, provides our second article from Boyes Turner. 

To check or not to check – what are the questions? 
Certain pre-employment checks are required to be undertaken on a would-be new recruit.  For example, right to work checks to comply with immigration rules are part of the recruitment process and there are consequences if such checks are not made.  In the care sector, DBS checks are also mandatory. Many employers will also check references, the ability to drive, and professional qualifications.  Offers of employment can be made conditional on such checks being met or responses being “satisfactory”, with offers being withdrawn if the potential employee does not fulfill those conditions. 

However, what about checking the health of your new recruit – what is acceptable, when and what are the risks?...

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Shane tests a robotic JACO arm in hopes of getting it improved by insurance. This robot arm would give Shane the ability to perform many activities of daily living that he cannot currently do independently.

Something to share in Snap News? 

We'd love to hear from you! 

If you have a favourite video clip, app, website, book, local SEN provision, inclusive activity, new technology or equipment.. why not send us the details so we can share in Snap News! 

Send your nuggets to sally@snapcare.co.uk or call on 020 7729 2200 
 


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