'SNAG not closed, we're expanding', says manager
PUBLISHED: 11:30 11 July 2015
East Devon Special Needs Action Group (SNAG) has been running the Honiton Day Care Centre for adults with disabilities since 1996, formerly in King's Court, New Street, and, for the last nine years, from St Michael's Centre.
A Honiton-based charity has issued a “don’t forget us” plea to residents.
East Devon Special Needs Action Group (SNAG) has been running the Honiton Day Care Centre for adults with disabilities since 1996, formerly in King’s Court, New Street, and, for the last nine years, from St Michael’s Centre.
But Gina Small, manager of the charity, fears that the organisation is being overlooked because of Honiton 55+ Centre’s plans to move into the same building.
The 55+ Centre is a new day service being fronted by deputy mayor Cllr Jackie Wadsworth and former deputy mayor John Zarczynski.
Gina wants to assure residents that the group has not closed, despite the progression of the 55+ Centre.
“Due to the wording of recent articles promoting the 55+ centre, confusion has arisen, leading people to conclude that we have closed,” Gina said. “But we have not. Rather than closing, we are expanding our services and currently have spaces for new people who wish to join.
“We are open every Wednesday and have full use of the St Michael’s day centre facilities. “We offer a lively, varied day, including games and quizzes, gentle exercises, arts and crafts and many other things.
“Activities are arranged around people’s interests and personal preferences and all our staff are experienced and fully trained.
“We are fully accredited as a preferred provider by Devon County Council and, therefore, services are free to most people.
“We are also working in conjunction with a podiatrist and will be able to offer foot care in the very near future. Accessible hairdressing is also available.”
SNAG provides services to all adults with any physical or sensory disability, acquired brain injury or related condition, including age-related disabilities or conditions.
“We also provide refreshments and a two-course cooked lunch for only £3.50,” Gina added.
“In addition to the day centre, we offer a social group to people with a disability who do not require support. “We are seeking new committee members so, if you have a couple of hours to spare each month, we would love to have you on board.”
For more information, go along to SNAG’s annual general meeting, with a cream tea, on Wednesday, July 15, from 2pm.
Alternatively, call Gina on 07980 981234.