A Guide To Sensory Room Flooring

A Guide To Sensory Room Flooring

When it comes to designing a sensory room, thinking about what’s on the floor will probably not be at the top of your priority list. But our sensory experts are here to tell you that it should be.

Carry on reading to learn more about different sensory room flooring options, why choosing the right flooring matters and our top sensory floor resources.


Base Flooring

Every sensory room needs base flooring. Base flooring sets the scene for your sensory space, like a blank canvas for your design. Because of this, it’s best for base flooring to be plain and practical. We’d recommend using vinyl or carpeted flooring.

Vinyl flooring is great for messy and active sensory rooms. It’s easy to clean and doesn’t absorb water, mess or smells. It also creates space for interactive projection and is more accessible for wheelchair users.

Benefits: Easier to clean, better for infection control environments.

Carpet is better suited for calming and quiet sensory spaces. Its soft tactile texture is easier on hands and feet – reducing the impacts of falls or trips. It’s warmer, too, adding a cosier atmosphere to a space.

Benefits: Adds a softer, cosier layer to a room.


Why Can’t I Use Safety Padding As A Base Layer?

We’d consider padding a sensory layer as it works best when it sits flush against vinyl or carpet, helping it stay safely in place.

For a classic sensory room, we wouldn’t recommend a completely padded floor. Padding works best when it’s placed in a focused play/calming area in a room, i.e., around the base of a bubble tube podium, so users have a cosy spot to sit and are protected from bumps/bruises while they play.

Using a mixture of textures on your floor is a great way to divide a sensory room. For example, using a carpeted/vinyl flooring area near the door encourages users to remove their shoes and keep play away from a potentially dangerous area.

Although, if you’re looking to create a safe de-escalation space, we recommend a fully padded floor.


Top Sensory Layers & Sensory Floor Resources

Now for the fun part – turning an ordinary floor into something extraordinary! Here are our top sensory flooring elements. Which one is your favourite?

UV Carpet

UV Carpet

Looking for a relaxing retro look? Our funky UV Carpet adds a stimulating glow to sensory areas. Transforming floors into visually stimulating areas for play and relaxation. They’re ideal for playful sensory rooms, calming sensory rooms (where users can passively explore the visual stimulation) and social spaces.

Benefits: Visual stimulation, great at covering large surfaces, easy to clean.


Liquid Floor Tiles

Liquid Floor Tiles

Filled with luscious liquid, glittery goo, or out-of-this-world UV slime – our liquid floor tiles provide a perfectly squishy interactive surface to encourage visual, tactile and motor stimulation. Specially designed for active sensory play, liquid floor tiles are wheelchair friendly and ideal for accessible sensory rooms.

Benefits: Wheelchair friendly, interactive, available in different colours and styles.


LED Carpet

Touch Sensitive LED Carpet

Our magical Touch Sensitive LED Carpet is a multi-sensory treat. Feel the soft tactile material on your fingertips and watch the twinkling LED lights glimmer. The sensory carpet is a great place for users to lay back, explore their senses and relax.

Benefits: Interactive, calming, soft.


Floor Padding

Floor Padding

You can make any space safe with our bespoke, made-to-measure safety floor padding. Available in a range of colours, thicknesses and sizes, you’ll easily be able to remove the worry of nasty bumps and bruises, creating a safe environment for users to release energy and explore their senses.

Benefits: Made to measure, safety-focused, easy to clean.

Fibre Optic Carpet

Fibre Optic Carpet

Create a twinkling galaxy of stars at your very feet. Our soft-to-the-touch, velvety Fibre Optic Carpet is embroidered with hundreds of fibre optic lights that sparkle and shine, creating a beautifully stimulating visual effect. Note: We’d only recommend Fibre Optic Carpet in small sections as it isn’t as robust as some of our other carpets and can wear easily. Because of this, we’d actually suggest you use Fibre Optic Carpets to decorate walls! Get in touch for more information.

Benefits: Accessible for wheelchair users, easy to wipe/vacuum clean, available in a range of sizes.


Hopefully, you now have a better idea of what flooring you should use in your sensory room. Ultimately, the right flooring can transform your sensory area into a cosy and welcoming space for everyone to explore their senses and thrive.

Our expert sensory team are always on hand to help you plan and design sensory rooms – get in touch for more information.

Meeting People’s Sensory Needs: An Occupational Therapist’s Perspective


Jennifer Beal shares the outcomes of a Quality Improvement project to embed sensory interventions into an adult mental health service.


Sensory interventions can be described as complex interventions that include a wide range of elements, although the ‘active ingredients’ can be difficult to specify.

The literature indicates sensory interventions offer a collaborative approach, facilitate personal discovery and empower service users to take ownership and responsibility for their recovery journey.

The DSM-5 defines borderline personality disorder as a long-term pattern of abnormal behaviour, characterised by unstable relationships with other people, unstable sense of self and unstable emotions (American Psychiatric Association).

Many people with borderline personality disorder report feeling overwhelmed with daily life stresses (Korfine and Hooley, 2000; Domes et al., 2006). And studies have indicated that individuals with borderline personality disorder have sensory processing preferences with increased sensory sensitivity and avoidance responses (Brown et al., 2009).

Self-harm is a behaviour in which an individual injures themselves as a way of coping with intensely distressing feelings. Head banging is a common form of self-harm, linked to numerous negative outcomes, including significant brain damage. Head banging is clinically associated with personality disorders (Sensone and Wiederman, 2013).


Our Local Problem

Our hospital compliance data indicated there was a high rate of head banging within the personality disorder service. In August 2022, 12 of the 15 patients engaged in head banging. Using Root Cause Analysis (RCA) we were able to understand the problem, the factors involved and the possible causes of the problem.

Head banging negatively impacts progress through the care pathway and treatment outcomes. Documentation indicated that 80% of the ward population engaged in head banging; incident records suggested that this behaviour occurred on the ward and that a high occurrence was seen in communal areas such as the ward balcony.

More incidents were also identified in the evening than during the day. Records also showed how staff responded and attempted verbal de-escalation. If these strategies were unsuccessful hands-on restraint occurred.

A Quality Improvement (QI) project was proposed to improve clinical outcomes, with a systematic process to focus on:

  • Environmental improvements (physical space and resources)
  • Developing staff knowledge and skills (sensory modulation and proactivity)
  • Patient empowerment with personalised strategies


Intended Improvements

The QI project, which was completed as part of the Level 5 Leadership and Management Diploma, set out to introduce sensory interventions to the service to improve the quality of de-escalation, to support the global priority to reduce and, if possible, eliminate the use of restrictive practices (DH 2014) and to improve the patient experience.


The Setting

The service in question is an 18-bed speciality tier four personality disorder service that admits women if they have a diagnosis of personality disorder, exhibit self-harming behaviours and are able to accept the need for help. The occupancy level was at 15 for the duration of the QI project.

Patients can be detained under the Mental Health Act, or it can be informal. The multidisciplinary team works together with the women to provide a holistic, comprehensive assessment and care plan. The treatment regime typically includes medication, dialectical behavioural therapy, interpersonal groups and goal-focused strategies.


Planning The Intervention

The QI project was planned to address the clinical outcomes for the general ward milieu by introducing sensory interventions.

Education sessions on sensory modulation were provided for all multidisciplinary staff (face-to-face or virtual). The training included environmental influences that may increase anxiety and disorganised behaviours, information on sensory processing difficulties and helpful strategies, and understanding one’s own sensory input and the benefits of more centred staff.

An evaluation tool was created to capture self-rating of knowledge, skills and confidence before and after the training. A ticket to access the visiting sensory trailer was provided after the training.

There was a sensory awareness group (a six-week course) to introduce strategies and resources to support patients to self-regulate their sensory input. This group also supported self-management with the creation of sensory boxes and sensory ladders.

Sensory resources were introduced to provide environments to help patients manage overstimulating sensory input and self-soothe. These resources were moved from the occupational therapy department to the ward resource cupboard. Sensory items were risk-assessed to support patients purchasing items for their bedrooms, and a safety pod was also purchased as an alternative to physical intervention.

A portable sensory room visit was arranged with an external company for staff and patients to try out equipment and discuss their experiences. All patients on the ward were invited to visit the sensory trailer. This supported patient and public involvement in the project to influence and shape the introduction of sensory interventions.

And finally, a proposal was submitted to develop the ward’s quiet room into a sensory room.


Intervention and Feedback

Quantitative and qualitative data from before and after the project were compared to analyse staff education, patient perspectives and KPI compliance to:

  • Reduce the number of coercive interventions (restraint)
  • Improve the quality of de-escalation
  • Reduce the number of self-harm incidents
  • Improve self-management (distress management)
  • Improve performance and participation in activities of daily living

A range of sensory interventions took place within the QI project period (November 2022 – July 2023).

Staff education provided an opportunity to discuss the relevance and role of sensory strategies in adult mental health, and the sessions were well attended, with positive feedback. Evaluation forms to rate people’s knowledge, skills and confidence before and after indicated improved ratings for all participants on the Likert scales.

A ward-based sensory awareness group was set up to engage patients in activities that ground, calm and maintain alertness, and patients shared the impact of sensory sensitivity and sensory avoidance on occupational engagement. Tools were introduced to support self-identification of sensory ‘needs; and support to execute adaptive behaviours.

Sensory resources were purchased to improve the ward environment and to help individuals manage sensory input. Patients purchased lights, fidget toys and aroma diffusers for their bedrooms. The safety pod was used proactively with one patient instead of restraint.

The mobile sensory room was a popular event, and attendees shared their resource requests to set up a ward sensory room. These included light panels, tactile resources and a mobile trolley to meet a range of sensory needs.

Overall, the project led to a significant reduction in head banging incidents over the period. A further valuable finding was the reduction in incidents after 5 p.m., while a significant reduction in the use of restraint was also documented.

Staff and patients were all positive about the project, with people commenting: ‘I enjoyed the sensory group and have purchased items for my bedroom’; ‘Sensory ladders are helpful and help to share how I feel and what I need’; ‘I find fidget toys keep me calm and help me focus in ward rounds’; ‘The trailer was amazing, I hope we can reduce ward chaos with this equipment’; and ‘All staff should have sensory training’.

The data collected during the project on restraint usage and the number of incidents shows that both have been significantly reduced, and this change could be due to staff education on new strategies for de-escalation, new resources being made available to support the provision of calm, safe spaces, and the introduction of sensory interventions.

We noted several limitations to this project that have an impact on the reported outcomes, including that the project was undertaken on a single ward. The impact of unidentified and unexplored contextual and organisational factors also remains unknown.

Sensory intervention within occupational therapy is an ‘emerging practice’, and this project supports further investigations to strengthen the evidence-based practice in this field. Locally, we hope to build on these positive findings with the development of a sensory room and embed the sensory strategy training into the staff introduction programme.



American Psychiatric Association (2013) Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed), American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Brown S, Shankar R, Smith K (2009) Borderline personality disorder and sensory processing, Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry

Department of Health (2014) Positive and proactive care: reducing the need for restrictive interventions.  London, Crown Publications

Domes G, Winter B, Schell K, Cohsi K, Fast K, Herpertzi S. (2006). The influence of emotions on inhibitory functioning in borderline personality disorder. Psychological Medicine, Aug;36(8): 1163-72

Korfine L, Hooley JM (2000) Directed forgetting of emotional stimuli in borderline personality disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 109(2): 214-21

Sensone R, Widerman M (2013) Head banging: Relationships with borderline personality symptomatology. Innovative Clinical Neuroscience. 10(1): 10-11


Jennifer Beal, Head of Occupational Therapy, Beckton Hospital, Blackheath Hospital and Lewisham Lodge, MSc Occupational Therapy and PG Cert Sensory Integration.

Get in touch with our sensory team to find out more about our work in mental health centres.


Creating An Anti-Ligature Sensory Room

What Is Anti-Ligature?

Anti-ligature, in its simplest form, means that something cannot be used by someone to ligature (bind or tie).

Ligatures pose a risk in many different environments, especially those where people would wish to self-harm. Therefore, it’s important that spaces are safe from ligature risk.

Anti-Ligature Sensory Rooms are specially designed spaces that pose no or very low ligature risk. Sensory Resources in these spaces are typically firmly embedded in walls and ceilings or covered with robust casing so that they’re safe and out of the way, ready for sensory play!

Anti-Ligature sensory room in a mental health environment. With LED Sky Ceiling panels, bubble tube, and soft sensory wall and floor padding.


Where Are Anti-Ligature Sensory Rooms Needed?

Even though Anti-Ligature Sensory Rooms are specialist spaces, many environments can benefit from their secure designs.

From SEN Schools that need to protect vulnerable students to Mental Health Centres where patients may be at a higher risk of self-harm. Choosing an anti-ligature sensory room is a great way to ensure safety and comfort.

Suitable Environments For Anti-Ligature Sensory Rooms:

  • Mental Health Centres
  • Hospitals
  • Secure Children’s Homes
  • Supported Living Facilities
  • SEN Schools
  • Prisons

Anti-Ligature sensory room in a mental health environment. Immersive reality room with cosy beanbags and distracting bubble wall.


Why Are Sensory Rooms Needed In These Environments?

Sensory Rooms are an asset for ligature-risk settings as they provide a neutral space to find calm, therapeutically relax, and reset.

Classically, sensory rooms are used by children with autism to help rebalance their senses and self-regulate their behaviour.

But sensory rooms have lots of other clinical benefits:

  • Improving Mental Health & Wellbeing
    • Sensory Rooms offer a safe space away from wards, busy classrooms and clinical settings. They’re controlled environments where individuals can customise their experience to suit their needs. Whether that’s dimming the lights, putting on their favourite playlist, or watching Netflix on a big projector screen.
    • It gives people the space to spend time with themselves without the judgement of others – so they can find calm and relax, boosting their mental health and wellbeing.
  • Effective at De-Escalation
    • Whether it’s other people, settings or stimulants, it’s essential that individuals on the verge of an incident can quickly and safely de-escalate.
    • Sensory Rooms offer a neutral space for individuals to release their emotions safely and independently. Soft padding creates a safe and cosy backdrop for physical outbursts; bubble tubes and sensory lights stimulate and distract anxious minds, whilst soft rocking chairs offer individuals a place to actively work out their worries.
  • Reducing Self Harm
    • With a safe space to effectively de-escalate and support their mental health, it’s been found that individuals who have access to sensory rooms are less likely to self-harm.
    • Academics agree that sensory rooms in mental health settings reduce distress and reduce the need for seclusion and restraint (Machingura et al. 2018; Scanlan & Novack 2015; Oostermeijer et al. 2021)

Anti-Ligature sensory room in a mental health environment. With vibrating bumpers, cosy beanbag seating, LED Wall Wash and safety floor and wall padding.


Who Can Use Anti-Ligature Sensory Rooms?

  • Patients: To regulate their behaviour, relax, socialise and spend their free time
  • Staff: To work with patients and for their own mental health breaks
  • Families: For visits and meetings


How Do You Make A Sensory Room Ligature Safe?

Making a sensory room ligature safe isn’t too hard of a task. It just requires forward thinking, planning and a team of sensory specialists!

With an anti-ligature sensory room design, you need to make sure there are:

  • No Ligature Points
    • House resources in robust casing, or swap out classic products for ligature-safe ones (e.g. swapping fibre optics for LED wall wash lights)
  • Minimal Gaps Between Products & Walls
    • Ensure resources sit flush against walls or the ceiling or are securely embedded into safety padding.
  • Small Perforations In Ventilation Grills
    • Give radiators + electronic items space to breathe without creating new ligature risks.
  • Minimal Joints
    • Create bespoke sensory areas that are firmly fitted and made for use. This may include boxing in resources or designing made-to-measure furniture.
  • Hard-Wearing Equipment That Can’t Be Broken Or Weaponised
    • Our collection of sensory resources is robust and made for tough sensory play. See below which items we’d recommend for anti-ligature sensory rooms.
  • No Obstructions
    • The room doesn’t have any sharp edges or corners – whether that’s done with clever design, safety padding or corner protectors.

If you’re thinking about creating an anti-ligature sensory room in your environment, get in touch with a member of our friendly sensory team! They’ll be more than happy to get you started on your sensory journey.


What Sensory Equipment Should I Put In An Anti-Ligature Sensory Room?

When it comes to celebrating senses, an anti-ligature sensory room should be no different to a standard one. Sensory Rooms should stimulate, calm and engage all five senses in a controlled and personal manner, safely and comfortably.

It’s crucial to choose robust sensory resources that pose little or no ligature risk and are safe for sensory play.

Our sensory team, alongside the Director of Occupational Therapy at Cygnet, have put together our top resources suitable for anti-ligature sensory environments.

  • Interactive Wall Panels
    • Interactive Wall Panels are highly engaging multi-sensory panels that stimulate visual, tactile, sound and cognitive senses.
    • These can be installed closely to walls or embedded into padding, significantly reducing ligature risk.
  • Interactive Floor or Wall Projection
    • Sitting high on ceilings, our interactive projectors instantly create magical interactive worlds on floors and walls. They encourage individuals to get active and use their bodies and senses to engage with the projected games and activities.
    • Safely kept out of the way, these projectors are an ideal all-in-one sensory aid for anti-ligature sensory rooms.
  • Wall Wash
    • LED Wall Wash strips bathe areas in calming sensory mood lighting. They allow individuals the opportunity to create a colourful environment to match their mood.
    • Sitting flush against the wall and ceiling, they’re kept up high and away from curious hands.
  • Therapy Rockers
    • Offer individuals a cosy place to sit, relax, and work out their worries.
    • Made from robust, zip-free, hard-wearing materials with heavy use in mind.
  • Vibrating Bumpers
    • A soft, padded bumpy wall that vibrates when touched. They’re a great interactive piece of soft play equipment to add to therapeutic environments.
    • Made to measure interactive bumpers provide sustained gentle vibrations that soothe proprioceptive systems and calm minds.

Remember! Every sensory room should be unique. When choosing equipment, it’s important that you choose resources that are suitable for your staff and end users. Get in touch with our friendly sensory team for more information.


Further Information

*Not all images in this blog represent Anti-Ligature Sensory Rooms. Some are calming rooms or de-escalation spaces in mental health environments. For more information get in touch with our friendly sensory team 🙂

The Rhino Sensory Trailer: Bringing Sensory To You

Introducing the Rhino Sensory Trailer

The Rhino Sensory Trailer is a portable sensory room on wheels. We’ve designed and built the trailer so that you can see and experience the magic of a Sensory Room before you decide to buy one for yourself.

Perfect for calming and wellbeing activities, the Sensory Trailer has been designed with Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Autism in mind. It’s wheelchair accessible, infection control friendly, and a great soft, safe space for younger children and older adults to relax, enjoy and discover their senses.


Inside the Rhino Sensory Trailer

What’s inside the Rhino Sensory Trailer?

The portable sensory room is jam-packed with interactive resources, perfect for a morning or afternoon of play!

Whether you’re looking for a calming session, sat back relaxing on the cosy bench seating, surrounded by twinkling fibre optics and the brilliantly bubbling colours of the trio of bubble and hurricane tubes. Or a creative learning session, dancing, jumping and moving across the dynamic images and games generated by the interactive projector system. We’re sure that you’ll be able to create an experience perfect for you!

List of Sensory Trailer Resources

  • Bubble Tube and Hurricane Tubes
  • Hurricane Wall Panel
  • Sound & Light Panel
  • Fibre Optics
  • Interactive Floor Projector
  • LED Light Cube
  • Cosy Beanbags
  • Handheld and Glow in The Dark Resources
  • Bluetooth Speakers


Wonder faced child in the Rhino Sensory Trailer

How many people can fit inside the trailer?

The trailer can comfortably fit up to five children as they connect, communicate and socialise together.


Learning with the Bubble Tubes in the Rhino Sensory Trailer

What can the Sensory Trailer be used for?

The trailer and its controlled environment are ideal for calming, thinking about emotions, and therapeutically supporting wellbeing.

Although it can also be used as an alternative space for one-to-one or group learning sessions. Pupils can use the learning suite on the Interactive Floor Projector to creatively develop maths, English and cause and effect skills. Or they can use the Bubble Tubes to learn more about colours and preferences.

Learning in a controlled sensory environment is beneficial for children on the autism spectrum, as it gives them the space and the opportunity to learn freely in a way that works for them.


Playing together in the Rhino Sensory Trailer

How can I hire the Sensory Trailer?

All you have to do is fill out this form. Once you’ve filled it out, a member of our friendly sensory team will be in touch to organise the trip.

If you’d prefer, you can talk to a member of our team directly at 01270 766660 to book the trailer and ask any questions you may have.


Inside he Rhino Sensory Trailer

More Information

Occupational Therapy (OT) Week 2022

It’s November – which means it’s time to celebrate Occupational Therapy Week!

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists created OT Week to bring awareness to OTs and all of the fantastic work they do. This year it runs from the 7th to the 13th of November.

It may only officially be a week, but we’re planning on celebrating the magic, wonder and support OTs provide for a whole month.

Girl on Platform Swing

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is a holistic, science-based type of physical and mental therapy that aims to help people live their best lives.

Through strengthening, balancing, calming, talking, learning, moving and thinking, occupational therapists give clients confidence in themselves and their bodies – boosting wellbeing and helping them on their path to independence.

Boy on Platform Swing

What is Occupational Therapy Week?

Occupational Therapy Week was created by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to bring awareness to occupational therapists and all of the amazing work they do.

It’s an important time to celebrate, too, as the current political, social and economic climate has created an increased need for occupational therapy services.

Since the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an:

  • 85% increase in the number of people seeking children’s services
  • 82% increase in demand for OT lead rehabilitation services
  • 55% of children and young people do not meet the recommended targets for physical activity
  • 7 million people in the UK are chronically lonely, 1 million more than pre-pandemic.

To try and turn the tide on these depressing figures, this year’s OT Week Celebrations are about ‘Lifting Up Your Everyday’ – and how little things can make huge differences to your health and wellbeing in the long term.

Sensory Integration Room

Rhino UK & Occupational Therapy

We’re proud to work alongside Occupational Therapists to help them deliver top-quality therapeutic services.

Whether we’re supplying portable resources for on-the-road therapists, designing and building state-of-the-art Sensory Integration Rooms for practical OT sessions, or advising therapists about which occupational therapy resources would best support their clients’ therapeutic needs.

We know that actions speak louder than words, so check out our video case study at More Rehab.


More Rehab is an occupational therapy centre that supports the south Yorkshire area with therapy, rehabilitation and physiotherapy services. We collaborated with their OTs to create an inclusive sensory integration space to be used by clients of all ages to develop their motor, balance and confidence skills.

Find out more:

NAHT SEND Conference 2022

NAHT SEND Conference Rhino UK

We’re gearing up for the 2022 NAHT SEND Conference – will you be there?

Sarah and Carlyn, from our sensory team, will be heading to the annual headteacher’s special needs conference to talk about all things sensory! Whether you’re looking to start a big sensory project or beginning to think about how sensory could be used in your school – they’ll be able to offer their expert help, inspiration, and advice.

If you’re worried about not getting the chance to visit our stand, book a meeting with our team!

Sensory in Schools

Our sensory team has over 15 years of experience helping to make schools inclusive for students of all ages and abilities, supporting their wellbeing, and nurturing their development.

  • Creating calming sensory rooms where students can rest and reset between classes.
  • Designing sensory gardens that stimulate and connect senses to nature.
  • Building sensory integration rooms that actively develop students’ minds and bodies.
  • Providing portable sensory resources, like our sensory voyager trollies, that can be wheeled from room to room and shared between classes, distracting and calming users while they expand their minds.
  • Transforming underutilised rooms into immersive reality spaces that can be used for learning, socialising, and play.

If you haven’t already bought a ticket for the event, you can do so here.

We look forward to seeing you there,

Team Rhino!

Key Information

  • Date/Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on Wednesday 19th of October
  • Location: The Studio, The Hive, 51 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1FN
  • Book a meeting with our Sensory Team
  • More information about the event

Cleaning Your Sensory Room

Welcoming kids back to school after an extended break is always a little manic, and everything is more manic at the moment as we need to follow social distancing measures.

Neurodiverse children might find their change of environment stressful, and falling back into a routine that they’ve not been in for a while could prove difficult.

Your Sensory Room might be more important now than it ever has been. So, it is important that you keep it safe and clean for everyone to use, whenever they need it.

We’ve put together a handy guide to help you figure out where to start when it comes to preparing your Sensory Room for sanitary use. Continue reading “Cleaning Your Sensory Room”

Sensory Stimulation for Adults

Why is Sensory Stimulation Important for Adults?

It’s important that we find ways to help adults with learning disabilities and dementia live a full and enriched life. Communicating and spending time with family is typically a great way of finding enrichment, but this has been increasingly difficult due to the current social distancing measures.

Sensory stimulation is a great way to bridge the communication gap and give people the same sensory aids they’d get naturally through their day-to-day lives. Sensory Rooms are popular in care environments for this very reason, as they provide special areas for their residents to explore, reminisce and develop their senses.

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Why does a Sensory Room help those with Autism?

Environment and Surroundings

People with Autism can often have trouble with Sensory Integration, which can cause problems with development, information processing, and their behaviour. Autistic people have difficulty making connections between their tactile, vestibular and proprioceptive sensory systems, any of which can be overactive or not active enough as a person interacts with their environment.

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Little Miracles in Ramsey use £48,917 funding on Rhino UK’s Sensory Equipment

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.

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