Rhino UK designed and installed a accessible sensory room and soft play space for the children’s department.Read case study
The People’s Project who partner with the Big Lottery Fund, The National Lottery and ITV, give the public the chance to decide how National Lottery Funding can make a difference in their local community.
£3 million of National Lottery funding was up for grabs and 95 organisations shortlisted across the UK, one being Little Miracles in Ramsey.
Little Miracles is a charity that supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions. These children need a place to play, laugh and create friendships. Little Miracles provides this whilst the families are able to access the advice, support and care they deserve.
The charity decided they would use the £48,917 funding to create a beautiful sensory space in their Children’s centre and to also have more soft play resources, specialist sensory toys and interactive sensory equipment throughout the centre.
Little Miracles contacted Rhino Sensory UK and were keen to get the plans in place as soon as possible as they were working to a tight deadline to get the equipment installed for the National Lottery television launch in only 2 weeks’ time!
We were delighted to work with Little Miracles and got set to work right away, ensuring the 2 week deadline was hit.
Rhino UK wanted to create a sensory room to suit a variety of users; those who wanted to relax, learn, stimulate a certain area/disability, distraction techniques, socialise and many more. This was achieved through implementing a variety of equipment such as, projection, tactile panels, interactive sensory equipment, cosy bean bags, UV lighting, Fibre Optics and sensory toys to play with whilst in the room.
The centre also has a mobile OmiVista which is a motion-activated projection system that creates dynamic interactive images on the floor or surface, with 100’s of educational and playful apps to choose from. This is perfect for the centre as it can be wheeled into different rooms and utilised throughout the chain of locations Little Miracles occupies.
The Sensory room and equipment was designed and installed within the 2 weeks and the room was officially opened with the ribbon cut by the Mayor of Ramsey, Amy from Little Miracles and Richard who visits the centre. Local families attended and admired the new sensory resources and agreed the facility would have an amazing and positive impact on so many lives.
The Sensory Room created a stimulating and relaxing sensory environment which delivers a range of experiences for learning, stimulation, therapy, relaxation and fun. Specific therapy work including, physiotherapy, speech therapy and aromatherapy can also be held in the sensory room.
Rhino UK would like to thank Little Miracles for giving them the opportunity to work with them on this incredible project.