SNAAP (Special Needs Advisory and Activities Project: www.snaap.org.uk) are a local organisation that provides an extensive range of services to children and young people (aged from 0-19 years) with a variety of disabilities. The services they provide aim to have a positive impact on children and young people’s educational, social, developmental and emotional needs. Importantly, SNAPP’s work encompasses not only the needs of disabled children, but also the needs of their family members (e.g. parents and siblings).
Currently, SNAAP do not systematically evaluate the services that they provide (e.g. toy library and clubs etc.). This project therefore helped in developing SNAAPs service evaluation by: 1) evaluating SNAAP’s current summer youth scheme 2) identifying the overall impact and benefits of the scheme for children and their families and 3) explored the need for any new services that could be developed in the future.