Community Sensory Pop-up Environments for all

by Suzannah Jones in Torquay, Devon, England

Community Sensory Pop-up Environments for all

To provide pop-up sensory environments, set up and adapted to suit any space, making sensory accessible and beneficial to any age or ability

by Suzannah Jones in Torquay, Devon, England

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My name is Suzannah Jones; I’m a mum of 6 boys and the founder of Sense Abilities.
Sense Abilities is an organisation that wants to make sensory accessible to all.

1540230075_29356592_1413236702121202_420Sensory stimulation is all around us in our everyday lives through the textures of nature to the smell of baking bread in a shop.
A Multi-sensory rich environment can be Educational, Stimulating, Relaxing and Therapeutic and by creating an area with a wide range of equipment it stimulates all senses including sight, touch, sound and smell.

I was first introduced to sensory through my son Elliott who was born with Down’s Syndrome and other medical needs.

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Elliott spent his first couple of years of life in and out of hospital and as a result was extremely limited in what he could do. His progress blossomed however when being able to access sensory activities & play. They stimulated his senses in such a way it encouraged his brain function and improved his gross motor and fine motor skills.
I was amazed at the benefits.
I went on to have 2 more children after Elliott and soon realised that sensory environments weren’t just a special needs thing, they too blossomed and enjoyed sensory activities and play just the same as he did.

Access to good public multi-sensory environments unfortunately are limited and the few that are available tend to be static within a community centre, special needs school or hospital.
These can also be slightly restrictive on who can access them.


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Breaking Down Barriers


Sense Abilities wants to break down these barriers and we are doing so by providing pop-up sensory environments, adapted to suit any venue or space.

These include but not restricted to equipment like the following:
• Dark Tents
• Projector Huts
• Fibre Optic Lights
• Bean bag seating
• Tactile toys and fabrics
• Projector
• Hurricane Tube
• Mood Pebbles and Shapes
• Glow Roller Shakers
• Interactive switches
• Squidgy Fish and much much more

By making our multi-sensory rooms mobile, it makes it truly accessible to all and when we say all we mean all ages and abilities. Being a mobile service, we will be able to reach the more deprived areas of Torbay and further afield also families and individuals who are more isolated and struggle to access a good sensory environment. Sense Abilities will be able to take sensory across Torbay introducing it to those who otherwise wouldn't get the opportunity.


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Sensory environments are such a valuable resource and what Sense Abilities is doing is at the very forefront of social responsibility and inclusion. We work with organisations, groups, individuals and businesses to get inclusive sensory environments firmly out into the public domain.


You can help us make a difference.


The money raised will make such a difference and enable us to provide a weekly Sensory Pop Up for the next year at various locations in Torbay and the surrounding areas.
It will provide access to a sensory environment for all children and not just a select few.
It would give families that special bonding time needed with their children
It would enable parents and carers that important social time with each other
It would enable children and adults to benefit from the stimulation a sensory environment can provide.
It will enable families who often feel isolated to come and join in an all-inclusive activity.
It will enable local venues to provide an inclusive activity or calm space for their users.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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£100 Reward

Your name on our Supporters Wall on our Website and on a display board that will be taken to public events, a public thank you across our Social Media Channels and a heart felt Thank You letter from us to you signed by the founder of Sense Abilities. We would also like to send you a special sensory thank you gift.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A heart felt thank you from us to you for believing in our project.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Your name on our Supporters Wall on our Website and a heart felt Thank You letter from us to you signed by the founder of Sense Abilities.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Your name on our Supporters Wall on our Website, a public thank you across our Social Media Channels and a heart felt Thank You letter from us to you signed by the founder of Sense Abilities.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Your name on our Supporters Wall on our Website and on a display board that will be taken to public events, a public thank you across our Social Media Channels and a heart felt Thank You letter from us to you signed by the founder of Sense Abilities.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

Your name on our Supporters Wall on our Website and on a display board that will be taken to public events, a public thank you across our Social Media Channels and a heart felt Thank You letter from us to you signed by the founder of Sense Abilities. We would also like to send you a special sensory thank you gift and provide a 1 hour pop-up Sensory Equipment hire.

£1,000 or more

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£1000 Reward

Your name or logo on our Supporters Wall on our Website, on a display board that will be taken to public events and on our leaflets. A public thank you across our Social Media Channels and a heart felt Thank You letter from us to you signed by the founder of Sense Abilities. We would also like to send you a special sensory thank you gift and provide a 2 hour pop-up Sensory Equipment hire session.


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