All of the sponsorship money raised through these challenges has gone directly back into Sheffield Mencap and Gateway to fund our new Sensory Room.
Thanks to your generosity, we now have a state of the art space where members can benefit from multi-sensory experiences, to stimulate or calm as needed.
The specialist equipment we have purchased is designed to support emotional regulation, reduce anxiety and provide a safe space to relax and wind down.
The Sensory Room includes a Light Wall, which encourages attention and interaction as you trigger and track lights across the panels. The Bubble Tube provides calming physical and auditory feedback, through hearing the hum of the motor and the vibrations from the bubbles. Members are supported to understand cause and effect with the Sight to Sound panel, as they make a sound and watch as it transforms into a visual light show. We even have an Aroma Panel so members can enjoy different scents.
As you can see from these photos and video, members from our children’s groups have been enjoying the new Sensory Room