SNUG (Special Needs United Grandparents)
Afraid? Anxious? Alone? Confused?
If you are the Grandparent of a child who has special needs/disability then you will no doubt have felt at least one of the above at some point.
It can be hard discussing this with the parents of your Grandchild, you may feel that they already have enough on their plate.
Your friends may not always understand your concerns, especially at a time when all focus is on the parents.
As a Grandparent of a child with special needs myself I knew first hand the difficulties that can arise and I decided to form a support group. SNUG (Special Needs United Grandparents) was formed to allow other Grandparents in similar positions to be able to raise their concerns with others who understand, offer help and support and share information. We also share the good times too!
There are various ways you can join in and connect with other Grandparents:
If you are a Grandparent of a SN child and you are on Facebook then we have a closed Facebook Group which allows Grandparents worldwide to connect with one another.
Stafford branch meet ups
We have an informal meet up group which meets normally around once a month, during term time only. Come along and chat to other grandparents in similar situations.
Contact us for details.
Who to contact
Where to go
- SEND IASS
79, Eastgate Street
- ST16 2NG Get Directions (This link opens in a new tab)
This venue is used for our monthly term time meet ups and are for Grandparents only. Please contact SNUG for more details.
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Next monthly meeting - Friday 20th March, 2020 THIS MEETING HAS NOW BEEN CANX DUE TO CORONOVIRUS OUTBREAK
- Time of day
- Session Information
Please note that in accordance with Government guidlines and to protect our members and their families, we regret that for the time being our monthly meeting sessions are cancelled until further notice.
Please keep coming back to this site for further updates or telephone/email Anne at SNUG
In the meantime, Grandparents may wish to join our private Facebook group, details listed above in contact.