Multi Sensory Centre and mobile service for adults and children with disabilities, and the community as a whole.
- 8 December 2014
- Local Alliances:
- Wigan Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
Sensoriel is able to create a sensory room in most spaces with our mobile sensory service. The service can provide sessions ...in homes, schools, care homes, supported living environments and peoples' own homes. The service operates on an hourly basis.
Session sprovide relaxation, reminiscence, new ways to communicate and provide an alternative environment for people living with dementia to engage with- particulalry those living in care homes.
We use music, sensory toys, fibre optics, bubble tubes and projectors to create the Sensoriel experience.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Some care homes do not understand the benefits until they experience the service, and are not always willing to try it. Educatign care home providers on our service is a challenge.
It is also a challenge finding those who are sociall isolated who may benefit from our service.
Promote the outcomes and benefits of our sessions to care homes, supported living housing etc.
Encourage people to become Dementia Friends; using social media to promote the session.
Continue to seek funding for more sessions for people affected by dementia North West wide.