Within the Counselling Service at the university, a room was identified which was quiet and peaceful. The room was furnished with comfortable chairs, bean bags; it had calming pastel walls, screens and indoor plants to create a physical environment conducive to relaxation. From a projector, an interchangeable image was selected from the MyQol mobile tablet. This was projected onto the walls to create an image which filled the room, giving the impression of being immersed in the scene e.g. a forest waterfall, the sea, a wheat field. Calming sounds e.g. birdsong, gentle music or a crackling fire filled the room to encompass the senses of sound and vision together.
Helping to support families with assistive technology where there are acute learning disabilities offers such positive benefits for the family as a whole. We felt very privileged to work closely with Lily and her daughter Emma who was diagnosed with Sanfillipo disease at the age of 4 years. Affected children, generally do not show any […]
Innovative technology for people with Learning Disabilities The Willows Residential Care Home is situated close to Cleveleys Town Centre and run by Lancashire County Council. The Willows is registered for a maximum of 6 people who have learning disabilities aged between 18-45, and offers person centered care to its residents 24/7. The Specialist Care Categories […]
Wirral Evolutions – A local authority company, a footprint for the future Wirral’s aspiration is to ensure that all people with disabilities and their families have a fulfilling life that includes opportunities to work, study and enjoy social and leisure activities. Wirral Evolutions is a Local Authority Company (LAC), a separate organisation that remains 100% […]
Valley School first opened in 1979, occupying a site in Cheadle, Stockport and it was originally a school for children with physical difficulties. It moved to the present site in Bramhall in 1984. Our school motto, ‘Small steps, giant strides’ captures our belief that with the right help and support, children are capable of great […]
We have 2 homes for younger adults, offering long and short term residential care, rehabilitation and respite care. Many of our residents have physical disabilities or long term conditions, sometimes accompanied by visual or hearing impairment, acquired brain injury and cognitive or learning disabilities.
Lincolnshire House is a Residential and Day Care Centre for individuals with Cerebral Palsy and similar disabilities. All of our residents have Cerebral Palsy in one form or another, while our day attenders’ conditions range from Cerebral Palsy to Stroke Damage, Road Accident Injury, and other conditions which affect both physical and mental ability. We […]
When working with adults with learning difficulties, assessment is established and their activities are therefore commensurate with their abilities.
We currently have our units deployed on several wards for the elderly. As well as patients with dementia where the system has demonstrated its tremendous merits, we have also been able to utilise this in helping people with Learning Difficulties and mild dementia.