Who is SNAPS for?
SNAPS (Special Needs And Parent Support) provides leisure support services for children with special needs of all kinds, and their families. Our aim is to support the entire family, by enabling the child, along with siblings, parents and other carers to participate in a shared experience of physical activity, fun and conversation in relaxed surroundings, supported by professional and dedicated staff. Our age range is from 1 to 16, although most of our children are aged between 2 and 10.
What does SNAPS provide?
We provide physiotherapist led hydrotherapy and rebound sessions, along with swimming, arts and crafts, soft toy play, and a range of other fun activities, such as dance, sign and sing, boccia, storytelling and music therapy. (Please note Hydrotherapy and Swimming are only available at Penny Field.) There are dedicated areas for each activity. We also have a small ‘tuck shop’ and coffee/tea making facilities.
Where is SNAPS?
We currently operate out of two sites for the Saturday sessions – Penny Field School and Broomfield School.
Penny Field School and Broomfield School which are both Specialist Inclusive Learning Centres.
The Football sessions are held in Hunslet Club in South Leeds.
Penny Field SILC
Penny Field is located on Tongue Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, LS6 4QD, which is close to the Ring Road in North Leeds and 600 metres from the Sainsbury’s / Homebase retail park at Moor Allerton. There is free parking both in the School car park and off road 50 metres further along Tongue Lane.
Broomfield is located on Broomplace, Leeds, LS10 3JP. There is free parking in the school car park with a large car park at the front and spaces around the sides of the building.
Hunslet Club, South Leeds
Based at the heart of South Leeds, The Hunslet Club has been helping young people achieve their full potential for over 80 years. With a membership of over 2500 young people and around 67,000 individual visits, they are one of the largest youth organisations in the country.
The Hunslet Club is located on Hillidge Road, Leeds, LS10 1BP
When does SNAPS operate?
We are open on Saturdays, thereby supporting families when school and nursery are not open, and giving an additional focus for fun at the weekend. We are open from 09.30 – 13.30, with each child able to have a 20 minute ‘slot’ for hydrotherapy, swimming or rebound therapy. Beyond that, the whole family can participate in activities in the Hall and stay for as long as you like.
Can I book?
You can view our calendar here to show on which Saturdays we are open. We are unable to open every Saturday because there are times when the Schools are closed because of holidays and for maintenance.
Hydrotherapy, Swimming and Rebound must be booked in advance. This means that you know the time when your child will have their session for the whole term. This also gives the physios a regular weekly slot to work with your child to help them achieve the most that they can in the time.
Can I just come along to a SNAPS session?
We love meeting new families and showing them around SNAPS. It would be great if you could contact Jo beforehand so they know to expect you and we can make sure that we are open the specific weekend you are planning on coming along. We know that sometimes coming to a new place can be daunting and we want to make that process as easy as possible for you. Jo will be able to talk you through everything and make it feel at home. We would love to welcome you into the SNAPS family – please get in touch!