Two years ago we had a Service Level Agreement with Leicestershire County Council. This money represented 47% of what we needed annually. Unfortunately, that contract no longer exists, replaced instead by a place on their framework. This figure is now 20%.

In very simple terms, if the situation doesn’t change, the 2019 summer schemes will be the last thing we do. The obvious solution is to increase our revenue but that is easier said than done. Alternatively, we could limit the number of families we work with, which ultimately goes against the whole SNIPS ethos or carry on spending until we have nothing left.

I can assure you that we will do all we can to ensure the survival of the organisation but any help that you as parents/carers can offer would be very much appreciated.