A Local Charity For Local People - MK SNAP of Milton Keynes
A Local Charity For Local People
Established in 1992 MK SNAP (Milton Keynes Special Needs Advancement Project) offers professional support, training, education, life skills and work opportunities for individuals aged 16+ with learning difficulties
Our Mission is:
To deliver a leading programme of education, life skills, work preparation and opportunities to adults with learning difficulties, providing them with the skills they need to be the best they can be.
Walk through the doors at MK Snap and you will feel the energy, creativity and pride that is lighting up the lives of adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.
Our experienced and intuitive staff see the uniqueness and talents of each learner and build on these qualities to personalise a learning programme to inspire ambition, determination and independence.
At MK Snap we:
Provide complete support and personalised learning plans for every learner
Provide a fun and motivating, yet safe and caring, environment
Empower our learners to live independently when appropriate
Create fulfilling workplace and volunteering opportunities
Education & Work Training
With an extensive range of subjects on our curriculum there is something for everyone at MK Snap.
If you have a desire to improve your life skills and your work skills, or maybe you would like to take up some activities that make you feel good about yourself, then come along and see what’s on offer at MK Snap. You might be surprised!
You can choose from art, cookery, photography, media, vehicle maintenance, environmental studies, gardening, music, performing arts, money management, yoga, sport, drama and street dance
Work Training is provided to us by local companies. It allows our learners to understand the importance of getting things right in a real work place setting – and the work you produce will end up being sold to customers from all over the world.
Corporate outsourcing to MK Snap helps us to develop and maintain our work skills programmes for learners and generates income which is vital to the charity.
The work that comes to us from companies across Milton Keynes enables MK Snap to deliver significant multiple benefits to every one of our learners and of course to the companies, who know that the quality of the work will be excellent.
MK Snap Enterprises brings together a variety of products made by the learning across different subject areas. From bird boxes, to sewn bags, to handmade cards, there are plenty of products to choose from throughout the year. Please visit our website for more details
Snap to it and Volunteer
Volunteers come to us from all walks of life and for a variety of reasons. However, to work as a volunteer with us you need to be over 18 with no upper age limit. As a volunteer working with MK Snap you will gain new skills and confidence knowing that you are making a difference to in helping people with learning and physical difficulties. If you have the time and are willing to get involved, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
MK DAD (Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day)
Every year in July MK Snap plays host to Disability Awareness Day bringing together various organisations in Milton Keynes to celebrate the talent within our community and showcasing achievements.
MK Snap Cafe
The MK Snap Cafe opens its doors every Thursday from 10.00-12.30 to everyone in the local community. You can enjoy homemade cakes and a hot drink in our naturally lit atrium area, whilst being waited on by our learners.
The learners are involved in all aspects of the shop giving them the opportunity to develop their customer service skills and also make the cakes themselves within a working kitchen environment.