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Education Project celebrates new Sensory Room

Our Education Project at Oxley Woodhouse recently held a celebration for the official opening of their sensory room.

Staff and residents gathered for a small party and a ribbon cutting ceremony which was performed by Anita, one of the residents at Oxley Woodhouse.

“I felt like the queen cutting the ribbon. My favourite part is the bubble tube because it looks like a fish tank, and the light are pretty.”Anita, Resident

The new sensory room came about following a visit by our Expert by Experience Lead, Raf Hamaizia to the Education Project. After chatting with some of the service users and Iain, the Education Manager a plan was put in place to upgrade some existing space into a new sensory room.

“Sensory rooms are an evidence based way of supporting people, with swathes of research demonstrating its effectiveness.”Raf Hamaizia, Expert by Experience Lead

Oxley Woodhouse, in Huddersfield, is an enhanced community residential home providing outcome focused care for adults with learning disabilities. The Education Project is situated within the grounds of Oxley Woodhouse but caters to residents from all our residential services in West Yorkshire.

The Education Project offers a diverse range of activities at different learning levels. Residents are able to interact with a number of different resources to aid their learning, within a safe and relaxing environment. The new sensory room was specifically designed to help meet the needs of the learners and has already proven to be a popular addition to the Education Project.

“We have had a few learners take advantage of the room already and I was amazed at how engaged they became in the equipment. Learners who have struggled in the past, were focused and relaxed. It was magical to see.”Iain Winstanley, Education Manager

Thank you to Raf, Iain, the Estates team and everyone else involved in making this happen.

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