What does it do?
SNOOP (Special Needs Objective Outreach Project is a registered charity based in Eccleshill and welcoming families from across the Bradford Metropolitan District. We provide a wide range of services to support children and young adults with additional needs and disabilities aged 0-25 years + and give support and information to their parent/carers. Open 50 weeks of the year and offering flexibility to parent/carers to support them to work or further their education and training. We have a team of highly qualified and experienced staff who are happy to meet with you, show you around and discuss your needs and the needs of your child.
Who is it for?
We provide a wide range of services for children and young adults of all abilities between the ages of 2 – 25+ years. All our services for children use play work and early years foundation skills learning to help a child to develop their social skills and friendships. As your child matures, we provide a transition services to support a young adult to learn social skills, life and independence skills through a range of activities both during the day and in the evening in our Young Adults Service for those with learning disabilities. We aim to offer a varied and stimulating range of activities based on a person centred approach, encouraging the aspirations of the young people we support, whilst also being aware of the need for relaxation. Our range of services include • After school sessions and holiday play schemes (2 – 16 yrs) • Day time and evening support for young adults with learning disabilities (16 -25+ yrs) • ASDAN Accredited Awards for life and independence skills • support for parents / carers at education, health and social care reviews and or assessments for their child / young adult * Youth Club – The ‘Chillin Zone’ (13-25 years) for young people with additional needs and their siblings• Stay and Play sessions (pre-5’s); Sensory Room, Sensory Integration Swings and Soft Play Centre • Indoor Climbing Wall facilities (equipment and qualified staff provided)• Tadpoles Nursery (2-5 years) offering universal 15 hours and extended 30 hours places and fee paying places • Bradford’s Safe Places Scheme – The ‘Help I’m Lost Card’ Free training and information packs), Support Planning for parent/carers – Preparation for Adulthood 16+.
How do I access it?
Your child or young adult does not have to have referral from a professional to access our services, you can contact us direct. SNOOP is based at Newlands House One, Newlands Way, Inspire Bradford Business Park, Eccleshill, BD10 0JE. SNOOP operates from our own purpose built, fully accessible centre, the building is all on one level and has ample parking facilities. SNOOP also has a fully accessible personal hygiene room with changing table, hoist and tracking to ensure the privacy of children and young adults with disabilities when intimate care is being provided. You can pay for the service yourself or use your personal budget, direct payments, short breaks or Individual Service Funds to purchase your place.
Transition – Preparation for Adulthood 16+
So how can I as a parent/carer make a start with my child/young person to support them with Support Planning for Adult Life - Preparation for Adulthood through transition and beyond?
The Bradford Support Planning Toolkit developed by Special Needs Objective Outreach Project (SNOOP) and parent/carers is a valuable toolkit for parent/carers and their young people. The free downloadable Preparing for Adulthood toolkit is available and located at the bottom of this page within the resource file.
At SNOOP we aim for your peace of mind. We want to get to know your child or young person. We use a person centred approach to caring for your child or young adult, taking into account their interests, abilities, communication and personal care needs to support your child to achieve the most out of each session and achieve their personal goals and make progress. We welcome the opportunity to work with parents/ carers and other professionals involved in the care and support also. Each session you will receive a visual diary of what your child has participated in and be able to talk with staff and we are always available to discuss your needs and the needs of the person you care for.
The SNOOP story
SNOOP Is Run By “The 2 Carol’s” – Carol Amery & Carol Beardmore.
They have been close friends for over 40 years and both are parent/carers. They have over 25 years experience in care and play work and 17 years experience of management and service development and training in SEND locally and regionally.
As parents/carers themselves, they are passionate about delivering services which make a difference to the lives of the people SNOOP support and to help their families to sustain this. We believe our young people and carers have the right to have a good life with the same choices and chances as any other person. They have been passionate in the use of their position, particularly in recent years, to ensure that the views of parents/carers of such children are heard and acted upon.