Pool trip goes swimmingly for Heathcotes Hucknall Watnall

17th Sep 2018

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Things went swimmingly for Heathcotes’ Hucknall Watnall when residents enjoyed a day out at a nearby pool.

The support team floated the idea of some fun in the water at Every Sensation, a specialist leisure centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield for adults with physical/learning disabilities and complex needs. The service users loved the suggestion, so Heathcotes decided to really splash out and booked exclusive use of a 9 x 4 metre hydro pool with whirlpool options and multi-functioning LED ceiling mood lighting to create different levels of stimulation. Everyone had a fantastic time and the swimming session represented a completely new experience for a number of service users.

Service Manager, Lauren Brown, said:

“Giving our service users the chance to try out different experiences and activities in the wider community is a vital part of what we do at Heathcotes. Every Sensation is a fantastic place – the facilities are designed to meet the health and physiotherapy needs of all abilities and the location provides a very relaxing setting overlooking countryside.  As well as being very fun and stimulating, the session gave a number of our service users much more confidence in water and I’m sure that we will return there another session in the future.”

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