Black and white head shot of Sally BrittonNovember has been a busy month for the team at Snap, not least because we moved out of our London office!  (Hence this newsletter is a little late..)Colourful drawing showing a person carrying a box of possessions to depict moving out

We decided to work remotely before we were required to under the first lockdown, so we were fortunate to be set up when this was enforced.

Of course there have been many challenges with COVID-19, but we are very grateful that working remotely turned out to be positive for our families, clients, candidates and  Snap staff. 

Virtual home visits are working especially well. The families and clients we work with can have many appointments to juggle and our recruiters can be more flexible scheduling home visits at convenient times, and at short notice. The ability to include everyone in the meeting (both parents, the case manager etc.), has been made much easier. With no fixed time to leave (to catch a train home for example), recruiters visits can be as long as needed. While we will offer in person visits when we are out of the current situation, we believe many families and clients will still choose a virtual visit. 

Candidate interviews can also be more flexible, this has been very helpful for those currently working and needing to fit our interview around their working hours.

Recruiters are working very effectively, having the ability to interview a greater number of candidates, meet more clients and families - and no long commute!

So while we were sad to leave our office of 19 years, we believe this situation has brought new ways of working and new opportunities. 

Our mailing address is: 2 Broad Street. Newent Gloucestershire. GL18 1AH

Best wishes, Sally and the team at Snap 

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UK Parliament Children's Booklet

Started in 2010, the UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of disabled peoples’ struggle for equality and human rights. 

We love this free downloadable booklet for children aged between 7 to 11, which was created by Holly Greenland in partnership with Shaw Trust and tells the stories of six influential people who have impacted disability related UK laws and equal rights. 

The booklet includes stories of both historic and current influencers plus activities around inclusion, fairness and equal rights.

Download the booklet here

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Access: How Far Have We Come? How Far Do We Have to Go?

UKDHM have a wealth of information and resources for children of all ages and education staff to mark this year's Disability History Month. 

As well as written resources you can see the online launch with a series of videos, including one from the rather fabulous Mik Scarlet, who you view below. Red coloured arrow pointing down towards video

Disability History Month - Mik Scarlet

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Charlene Hughes, Associate Solicitor

What is statutory funding?

This is funding by the state towards care costs. There are two different types of funding:

  • Health Care
  • Social Care

To access either type of funding, a needs assessment will be required. This will look at the individual’s needs and will be carried out by a health or social care professional, for example a social worker.
It is possible to have both Health and Social Care funding and this is known as joint funding.

If you pay for care privately (you don’t receive any statutory funding) then this is known as self funded care...
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Download the full article here 

How To Spend It Well at Christmas

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'Messages of empowerment and inclusivity held a prime time audience’s attention when Schofield, joined by broadcaster and disability campaigner Samantha Renke, focused in on just some of the toys found on today’s market in a segment dedicated to toys designed to create better choice and representation for the 150 million disabled children worldwide. 

From Lottie Dolls’ Mia with her cochlear implant to Mattel’s Barbie Wheelchair, it has been billed as a “brilliant moment for the campaign to encourage better representation within the toy industry,” and a major win, reflective of the growing consumer demand “to see more diverse products on the market.”

Read the full article here

Watch the Show on ITV Hub

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Inventing The Impossible

The UK's leading inventors create ingenious new solutions to everyday problems and build life-changing solutions for people in desperate need.

In this episode the fixers take on three more challenges to change lives!

Watch on BBC iPlayer

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School is for everyone

What can school leaders do to ensure that all schools are fully representative and accessible? How can we challenge ableism? How can we ensure everyone belongs? This event aims to provide the answers to these questions and much more.


Keynote speaker: Paralympic medallist, Liz Wright

Free Event: 3rd December 2020, 18:30-21:00

Watch The Recording Here

Ireland's The Late, Late Toy Show:

Adam King's space ambition 'inspires' Nasa

Adam King, a six-year-old Irish boy captured the hearts of TV viewers when he shared his dreams of joining a space mission.

He also captured the attention of Nasa...

Read More Here
Watch the video below - we love this! Red coloured arrow pointing down towards video

Watch Adam King on the Late, Late Toy Show!

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 jackie@snapcare.co.uk or call on 020 7729 2200 
 


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