We are happy to share that the installation of the dedicated sensory rooms and garden at The Hill is now completed and our participants are already enjoying the benefits of the many sensory experiences available.
The two dedicated sensory rooms have been developed to provide sensory stimulation controlled by the user to suit their individual needs. Incorporating the use of projectors, light wheels, fibre optics, lamps, sounds/noises, smells, textures, and tactile sensory objects, the dedicated spaces provide sensory stimulation and relaxation, whilst reducing the barriers that disrupt quality of life and build on the skills necessary for social wellbeing.
Research suggests that multi-sensory stimulation can provide opportunities for people to develop or reactivate their senses. For people with disability, the relaxing and rejuvenating affects of multi-sensory stimulation have long term benefits, including;
- a reduction in behaviours of concern,
- ability to communicate thoughts and feeling in alternate ways,
- improved social, emotional and physical wellbeing and improved access, participation and choice for people with disability.