SNUG (Special Needs Unlimited Group) provide retreats for families caring for a child with a Rare Disease. These camps offer respite and support networks, allowing families to enjoy a holiday together away from the demands of their caring roles.
Coordinated through the Family Action Centre at The University of Newcastle and funded by the Steve Waugh Foundation, SNUG combines a family holiday with coordinated medical support.
The retreats are hosted at least 4 times a year. The program provides:
- Access to specialist medical, dental, neurological and other vital care often not available in rural communities
- Access to recreational facilities for the whole family
- A program of fun, appropriate activities for special needs children and their families; swimming, tennis, canoeing and much more!
- A team of trained volunteers to assist families during their stay
- Opportunities to build support networks through family activities
- Information to help families improve their knowledge of, and use of, disability services
- Assistance with family coping skills