Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England

by SicKids
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Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England
Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England
Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England
Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England
Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England
Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England
Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England
Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England
Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England
Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England
Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England
Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England
Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England
Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England
Creating children's Sensory Spaces in NW England

Summary

We have now opened Sensory Spaces in the UK (Manchester, Oldham & Salford) and Cambodia (Sihanoukville (3 spaces) & Battambang). Thanks to your generosity we now have seven Sensory Spaces around the world. We want to continue to provide sensory equipment for children in emergency care facilities in North West England, especially at a time when numbers of patients attending facilities are high. We need to make sure that children have everything they need to make their visits less scary & calming.

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Challenge

For children, especially those who are disabled, attending urgent and emergency care facilities, a sensory space could mean the difference between a distressing visit in an unfamiliar environment and a calm, relaxing and personal experience where distress is reduced and properly personalised care can be given. We have successfully opened 3 Sensory Spaces in NW England (as well as 4 in Cambodia). We now need to open further spaces in NW England, and donate more equipment to our established spaces

Solution

While all children in a clinic or hospital might benefit from additional sensory support, for those with developmental delay, mobility issues, or visual/hearing impairment this might make their visit so much more pleasant. Sensory equipment is designed specifically to support the development of the senses - like touch, hearing and sight - through cool things like special lighting, music & tactile objects. Our spaces provide calming, relaxing facilities to reduce distress in children.

Long-Term Impact

Enabling children to take part in sensory play helps them develop and refine the use of their senses and enhances their development and well being. Sensory play can boost children's touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. This can help a disabled child's development significantly improve. It may also help a child to develop enhanced gross motor skills (walking, jumping, running, climbing) and fine motor (writing, drawing, eating, drinking) skills as well as behavioral and emotional development.

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Organization Information

SicKids

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @SicKidsUK
Project Leader:
Andrew Rowland
Manchester , Greater Manchester United Kingdom
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