A LOCAL CHARITY FOR LOCAL PEOPLE â MK SNAP OF MILTON KEYNES
If you know someone who would like to work but can’t, whether through injury, illness or lifelong health difficulties, MK Snap is the charity to contact. Working with people who live in the Milton Keynes area they provide a service for those over 16 years of age who have learning or physical difficulties. Find out more by contacting MK Snap on 01908 690330
MK Snap is a charity based in Milton Keynes whose aim is to prepare people for working life or help those who would like to return to work following illness or injury. Their clients include people who have been affected by:
q A stroke
q Head injuries
q Downs Syndrome
q Visual impairment
q Confinement to a wheelchair
Generally all their clients are excluded from traditional and mainstream training provision and employment options because of their level of ability and associated emotional, behavioural and health problems.
Clients who contact MK Snap do so from choice, not as part of any criteria to receive a statutory benefit. Independent effort is encouraged but work is carried out on a team basis with clients helping and supporting each other.
The training offered by MK Snap centres around the development of:
q Communication skills
q Physical and mental stamina
q Social relationships
q Confidence building
q Problem solving
The charity is provided with tasks by local companies. They are not a factory and clients are never pressured or given time critical responsibilities, nor do they have to do the same job every day. The aim is provide stimulating, supportive training at all times.
Work is the focus for development; a simple task such as preparing a mail shot provides challenges for clients with complex learning needs and difficulties. The woodwork shop enables the production of high quality wooden goods for sale.
In some cases clients can gain or regain full employment thanks to the care and training at MK Snap but every client has a productive role whatever their future direction. The charity’s work benefits not just the individual but the whole family and in turn the wider community. Many companies employ their clients on a part or full time basis while some have also had the confidence to volunteer their skills to help other organisations and charities.
If you know someone who would like help in returning to the jobs market following illness or accident or perhaps you could offer your services in some way to the charity, please call MK Snap on 01908 690330.
Please remember to mention that you saw their advert on thebestofmiltonkeynes.