SNAP works as equal partners with our Local Authority and Health providers to ‘co-produce’; this means that we are part of the decision-making process from the very beginning of an idea. We recognise the benefits of working in partnership when planning, developing, implementing or reviewing a service.

To be able to accurately represent what families want and need we must gather as much information as possible about the services families receive locally. Therefore, we seek the views of all parents carers within Central Bedfordshire in order to understand their needs and the challenges they face.

Tell us your experiences: Good, bad, what did or do you need as a family, what would have made things better for you? We use the experiences of local families to ensure that services provided are what families actually need and constructively challenge decisions that are taken by our Local Authority and Health providers. You can do this by attending our coffee mornings, events or email

All information is recorded anonymously and used to influence and drive our priorities as a forum. We are unable to take on individual cases and unfortunately cannot advocate for families but we will record trends and use the information to improve local services.