Pennyman Primary School had an unused hydrotherapy area that they wanted to convert into a Snoezelen® environment which could help children with a wide range of Special Educational Needs, but did not know where to start or what could be done with this unusually shaped room.
The sensory room, designed with the help of our local parent forum Voice4Parents, provides relaxation, fun and play for children and young people with additional needs and their families. Sensory experiences are created through projected images, bubble tubes, sound and lighting, tactile objects and a wide range of interactive games that create a magical atmosphere for all.
The Sensory Room is located at the recently refurbished Brickkiln Community Centre, off Great Brickkiln Street, Cherry Street, Pennfields, Wolverhampton, WV3 0QW. The Centre also has a fully accessible ICT Suite with adjustable desks suitable for wheelchairs, internet access and printing facilities. There are fully accessible changing facilities with height adjustable beds and portable hoist.
The Alan Shearer Specialist Residential home is specifically designed and staffed to serve the complex needs of adults with disabilities and challenging behaviours. Using a person-centred approach, they provide a safe and nurturing setting where disabled residents have free and full use of all the leisure, therapeutic and learning facilities.
Really impressed with the Lilac Room. Excellent use of space available and the equipment and sensory items are fantastic. Nicole enjoyed the comfort of the new Lilac Room. Andrew loved the music, Edward loved it all. Dan says it's brilliant – especially the water bed!
Westleigh Resource Centre is based in Strawberry House, Lorton Road, Cockermouth. We were delighted to take on this project and we're sure that Westleigh's new Sensory Room will bring delight to all those who use it.