It is essential for children with disabilities to have access to suitable equipment that will help enhance their experience at school.
A sensory room is a stimulating environment aimed at developing hand-eye coordination, motor skills, colour recognition, communication and sensory skills for children with sensory impairments. Schools catering for children with severe learning and physical disabilities, sensory impairments and autism have found that regular access to a sensory room or sensory equipment can make significant improvements on a child’s emotional health and enhance their learning experience. Sensory rooms are also used to calm overactive children.
Working in partnership with BT and Experia, last year we installed sensory rooms in 16 special educational needs (SEN) schools. Our partnership with BT, which began in 2010, will benefit over 18,000 young people in the UK with profound disabilities by the end of 2020.
The Lord’s Taverners Charitable Programmes Team process applications for the sensory packages programme twice yearly. The application form will be available for download and completion between the following dates:
1st September 2016 – 31st November 2016
1st March 2017 – 31st May 2017
All applications must be received before the closing dates shown above, if received after the closing date the application may be held for consideration during the next application period.
Once we have received your application we will review the form and we may ask one of our many regional volunteers to visit you and discuss your application in more detail. We will keep you fully informed of the progress of your application at all times.
If you require further details please contact Charlotte Brooks on 0207 025 0016 or email her.