Sensory room for Down Syndrome Cheshire

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Sensory room for Down Syndrome Cheshire

Sensory room for Down Syndrome Cheshire

Down Syndrome Cheshire By Down Syndrome Cheshire

We want to transform a tired, empty building into a vibrant hub for children and adults who have Down syndrome in Cheshire with a new sensory room.

Northwich Idea stage

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We want to create a sensory room for infants, toddlers and children who have Down syndrome at our new hub. This will help the many babies and children with Down syndrome we support who face complex sensory issues. Funding will pay for equipment, electrical sockets and installation of the sensory room which will include an infinity tunnel with buttons, lights, sound system, bubble columns, fibre optics, floor and wall padding, dark den and sensory panels.

What we'll deliver:

  • Install electrical sockets
  • Decorate room
  • Fit sensory equipment

Why it's a great idea:

Around 49% of individuals with Down syndrome experience sensory processing difficulties compared to approximately 5-16% of the general population. Having access to a multisensory room will provide stimulation, help to improve their ability to manipulate and control their own environment. It can help them relax and let go of some of their frustrations, as well as empower them by allowing them to control their environment, motivated by the stimulating sensory rewards. Learning can also take place through selected wall images and the use of interactive colours and sounds.

Steps to get it done:

  • Installing electrics and decorating the room
  • Fitting the sensory equipment
  • Opening the sensory room to the community

Location Northwich

About the space

Custom Location

Council

Cheshire West and Chester Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £11,805

Sensory room equipment & fitting - £11,266 (95%)
Other - £539 (5%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

95%
Sensory room equipment & fitting
£11,266
5%
Other Read More
£539
  • Spacehive fees
    £313
  • Transaction fees
    £163
  • VAT
    £63

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Additional sensory toys

Total £11,805

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