We use a combination of light, sound, touch and smell, both in the hospice and the family home (where possible), to provide a sensory experience as therapy for stimulation and relaxation purposes. The service is available to babies, children and young people aged 0-18 years. Family members, in particular siblings, also use the space to relax and recharge.
Each of our three hospices has a special multisensory room which features a range of varied optical, acoustic, olfactory and tactile stimuli including:
In addition, the hospices have mobile multisensory units that can be brought to a child, either in their bedroom or another part of the hospice, and a range of multisensory toys and aids that can be used in a family home. The facility and aids are used appropriately with each individual child by care staff and trained befrienders to create the appropriate environment and multisensory experience; either stimulating or relaxing a child, depending on their need.
Through multisensory therapy for children with cognitive and sensory impairments and other conditions can have the opportunity to enjoy and control a variety of sensory experiences.
Other benefits include: