One first sensory centres in south Warwickshire opens - The Leamington Observer

One first sensory centres in south Warwickshire opens

Leamington Editorial 21st May, 2017   0

A SENSORY centre is providing a sensational experience in Leamington.

Sensory Place, at the Fordsfield Centre in Bury Road, is a complex needs day service run by Heart of England Mencap, for adults and children with any physical or learning disability, together with hospice patients, and people living with dementia.

One of those already benefiting from the first such centre in south Warwickshire is Fred, a young man with severe autism.

Mencap spokeswoman Di Yeoman said: “Gary, a support worker who has been teamed with Fred for over four years, is now able to take advantage of Sensory Place.

“Previously they were travelling across to Worcester, which was expensive and time consuming, but now he enjoys listening to music on the waterbed, whilst being calmed by looking at the bubble tubes. That time makes a huge difference and has a lasting impact.”

Mencap chief executive Helena Wallis said the centre removed obstacles present in day to day life and provided a stimulating environment to build confidence and encourage communication and choice making.

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