£10,000 sensory haven for disabled youngsters

By GEM Community Correspondent in Local People

Action for Children’s Vale Short Breaks, which provides respite care and support for children and young people with learning or physical disabilities and their families, has refurbished the sensory room at its Ty Robin base in Barry, thanks to a donation of over £10,000 from Dow Corning.

The new room was officially opened on January 16 and provides a safe haven for children with special needs who struggle with everyday situations.

It also supports other children with complex needs by stimulating their senses via equipment such as fibre optic lights, bubble tubes, projected moving images and a range of similar toys. The rooms also have soft seating and space where children can lie or sit supported.

Nina Rice, Action for Children’s fundraiser in Wales said: “We’re thrilled to benefit from this grant from Dow Corning. We’ve witnessed first-hand the impact sensory equipment has on the young people we support and this money will allow us to continue this good work.

“We’re so grateful for the continuing support from Dow Corning; the interest and passion they show for Action for Children is outstanding.”

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