If you have a child between 0 – 25 years who has any special need or disability and you live in Essex, then we are here for you and your family.

No formal diagnosis or professional referral is necessary to access SNAP services.

Registered Charity Number: 1077787

SNAP are recruiting! Are you interested in working in our dedicated family and fundraising teams who are passionate about supporting and empowering Essex families? We have two full-time (including school holidays) vacancies.

* Family Team role * Fundraising Team role
Click on the links above to read details of the jobs, and how to apply for either position.

Need our Support?

SNAP informs, encourages and supports parents and carers, enabling you to provide the best possible help to your children via a range of online resources, together with activities and services at our centre

Explore Our Directory

A comprehensive online guide of useful contacts for the benefit of everyone in Essex concerned with the welfare of children and young people with special needs and disabilities

Information Network

Useful information for families on social and training opportunities, events and useful articles, sorted by age relevance and updated fortnightly


Our calendar is packed with events – social, community and personal challenges – which rely on the support of you, your family and friends; your participation means a lot

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Your support means we can continue to provide vital activities and services which help local families; see how you can make a difference

  • Have you seen our SNAP video? It's a great way to see and share what SNAP is all about: https://www.snapcharity.org/our-impact/
  • The Spring 2020 edition of SNAP Matters is out now and packed full of information about our charity: https://www.snapcharity.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/January2020.SNAPMatters.pdf

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Issues around your child’s eating?

Take a look at our SNAP information sheet on eating for tips and advice.

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