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Beckly Sensations - Routeways

A Sensory Room fosters an atmosphere of relaxation which is essential for emotional health; it gives a chance to explore feelings and to become interested in their surroundings.

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Address:The Beckly Centre
Mayers Way
PL9 9DF
Telephone number: 01752 484433
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This calming environment is a place for parents/carers to bond with their children, providing a restful and peaceful experience in today's busy and sometimes stressful lifestyles.

A facility such as this has many benefits as it creates a stimulating and yet calming atmosphere and among other things can help to improve hand and eye co-ordination and develop language skills. The overactive child can be calmed, the inactive become interested.

All children can benefit from using a sensory room to develop fundamental sensory skills needed in later life. Sensory rooms are particularly useful for young people with sight or hearing problems and have been proven to be extremely valuable to people with autism.

Sensory rooms are not just for children, adults can benefit too. Mental health, stroke, and developmental disability units throughout the country are discovering the benefit of sensory rooms. These therapeutic spaces are designed to promote sensory modulation and facilitate the learning and practice of stress management skills. They offer opportunities for self-discovery and meaningful therapeutic activities. The use of sensory rooms for individual and group treatment is being linked to treatment plans for patients with safety and self-regulation issues.

Families

We are making our sensory space available for families to hire in half hour and one hour sessions. Families will be shown how to use the equipment safely and how to use it to get the best experience for their children.

Community Groups and Charities

Many small community groups in the city can benefit from using our sensory space to run group activities or one to one support.

Residential and Care Homes

The cost of equipment means many homes struggle to afford sensory rooms; our space can be used to enhance your care home offer.

Professionals

Sensory equipment can play a valuable role in therapeutic services; speech and language, reflexes, motor control and much more can all benefit from sensory input. Access to quality sensory rooms in the city is limited, so we feel it important to make sure that this facility is available for use by professional services.

Beckly provides play, social and informal learning opportunities for children and young people aged between 6 and 25 in small mixed capacity / age / ability groups. 

Sessions operate at weekends throughout the year and on weekdays in school holidays from accessible premises in Plymstock. Each session has a theme and a mix of activities will be offered to encourage participation, social interaction and engagement and developing personal skills and independence. Programmes with dates and details are available from the Beckly Office and sessions can be booked as and when families need.

All activities are offered on an open access basis so that families can self refer and book sessions directly with us but we also accept placements funded through the Local Authority or other agencies as part of care packages. Childcare Vouchers are also accepted

Specialist resources such a dedicated changing area with overhead hoisting is available alongside a good range of play and activity equipment including a soft play area, a well equipped sensory space with fibre optics, bubble tube and music together with a large kitchen area. The premises are adjacent to Radford Park and Woods for outdoor activities.

A range of conditions can be accommodated and services such as full personal care, tube feeding and administration of medications are available. We recommend families contacting the Beckly Office to discuss individual levels of need and to ensure that these can be appropriately met.

Additional or one to one support can be available through Routeways at an additional charge per session or we are happy to discuss attendance supported by personal assistants

There is also capacity with our premises and programme to run new / alternative specific interest or single condition groups or varying age ranges subject to sufficient interest and numbers to make any activity viable, enjoyable and practical to operate so if you are looking for something more particular or different to what is currently available please contact us.

Age range
  • Early years - 0 to 5 years
  • Primary - 5 to 11 years
  • Secondary - 11 to 18 years
  • Preparing for Adulthood

  • Price: Please contact us for information about our costs
    Based: Plymouth
    • 0 to 1 years old
    • 1 to 2 years old
    • 2 to 3 years old
    • 3 to 4 years old
    • 4 to 5 years old
    • 5 to 11 years old
    • 12 to 16 years old
    • 17 to 25 years old
    • 26 to 64 years old
    • Carers
    • Communication impairments
    • Hearing impairments
    • Visual impairments
    • Stroke
    • Autism

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