A Sensory Room at The Chaseley Trust
Why we need your help
Our aim in 2020 was to create a sensory room for residents here at Chaseley, however, due to Coronavirus we saw all our fundraising events cancelled and so the plans were put on hold, until now.
Whilst we feel that we cannot host a fundraising event safely, we thought we would run a virtual campaign to raise the funds needed, especially as a sensory room is another way for us to support resident well-being at this current time.
As we enter the second-wave peak there is potential for our residents to experience an increase in stress and anxiety levels, and having a sensory room with specialised equipment, beanbags on the floor, interactive stimuli such as lights and music would be very therapeutic and offer our residents another way to relax.
The sensory room will help to further develop our residents functional performances as part of their care program, enabling them to improve their independence using multi-sensory inputs to explore and positively challenge their abilities.
The needs of our residents vary tremendously, depending on the exact nature & severity of their individual injury. Neurological disabilities can be very debilitating & have extensive implications on a person’s life & individual identity, affecting physical ability, memory, learning, self-awareness & overall functioning. Motor coordination, lack of flexibility & balance deficits, headaches, vision loss, speech impairment & sensory changes are some of the complex disabilities that our residents need support with.
Some key benefits include:
- Enhancing an individual’s feelings of comfort and well-being
- Relieving stress and pain
- Increasing attention to their surroundings
- Improving communication and memory
- Creating positive mood and behavioural changes
raised towards £11,000.00 target
Oct 17, 2020
Total raised so far
Total plus Gift Aid £1,012.50
Raised offline £1,000.00