Sensory space for Heathcotes Wakefield

1st Apr 2016

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Support worker, Gary Gelder has been dedicating his recent spare time to transforming an under-used room at our Heathcotes Wakefield service, into a sensory space.  Gary and a hard-working team of service users and support workers worked together to plan and design the space, deciding on a colour scheme, lighting and sensory equipment, before embarking on some hard work as they put their ideas into practice.  Staff and service users got involved in the project, motivated by Gary's passion and generously donated time, to bring the ideas alive.  The room makeover is now complete, and the previously under-utilised space is a bright and colourful sensory room for our service users to enjoy.


Gemma Hollingsworth, Regional Manager said, "Gary has given up his days off to volunteer his time to create this sensory room for our service users; he took the time to listen to everybody's ideas and it was great to see people inspired by his enthusiasm, excited to design the space to make it their own.  The room has been transformed into a fantastic space that will be enjoyed time and again.  I would like to thank Gary, and everyone involved in the project for all their hard work."


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