Multi Purpose Sensory Room
New Multi-Purpose Sensory Room
We want to create a specifically designed space in our community that provides a safe and calming environment where our residents and students can explore and engage their senses. We would like therapeutic equipment for our students and residents to use in this area.
Why would it help?
People with autism and learning disabilities have difficulty processing their everyday sensory information. They often struggle to deal with such information and become stressed or anxious. Anxiety and social-emotional behaviours are common among residents and students diagnosed with autism and can interfere with daily activities.
Our central nervous system processes the sensory information we receive each moment of every day and helps us to organise, prioritise and understand that information. We respond through thoughts, feelings, motor responses or a combination of these. People with autism and learning disabilities have difficulty processing their everyday sensory information. They often struggle to deal with such information and become stressed or anxious.
How will the Sensory space look?
The sensory room will be designed to promote relaxation, reduce anxiety, and improve overall well-being. Located within the Mansion House, the sensory room will be accessible 24 hours a day to provide various sensory experiences, including tactile, visual, auditory, and olfactory. The room will be equipped with a variety of equipment and tools, including:
-Tactile Equipment: Soft cushions, beanbags, and textured surfaces that individuals can touch and interact with
-Visual Equipment: Lighting effects and other visual aids that can create a calming and relaxing atmosphere.
-Auditory Equipment: Music players, white noise machines, and other sound-based tools that can help individuals relax and focus
-Olfactory equipment: Oil diffusers and other equipment that can provide calming scents.
We are raising funds as we believe if we can set this up, it will be a great space for our residents and students, significantly changing their everyday life.
We need to raise £18000, so please help us make this dream become a reality.