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Service users at East Midlands learning disability home, Pathways, are now benefiting from a state-of-the-art interactive sensory board projector – a first of its kind for the company.
Service user, Kirsty, 27, lives with severe learning disabilities. She enjoys taking part in the games on the sensory board and staff have commented on how much it has made her come out of her shell and improve her confidence.The floor projector, an interactive experience of colours, sounds and video movement, is a pioneering piece of equipment which allows service users to take part in games, quizzes and activities – a fun addition to the home’s activity centre for both service users and staff!
Wheelchair users can sit on the floor based board and interact with their peers – a fantastic way to get everyone involved.
To raise the funds, staff and service users took part in a sponsored cycle challenge, organised a cake and coffee morning, raffle and barbeque. Thanks to the organisation of activities staff Dawn and Jo, as well as a generous donations of visitors and family members, Pathways raised an impressive £1000.
Dawn Corby, Activities Co-ordinator at Pathways, said: “We are so pleased with the new projector – it’s fantastic to see our service users really getting involved and supporting each other whilst they take part. Pathways, who specialise in providing care for those who live with profound learning disabilities, now use the projector technology as part of their daily activity timetable. They feel it is a great way to interact with service users as it never fails to make people happy. The software is regularly updated, so there are new always things to do.
“It’s a fantastic addition to our activities service and we’re using it all the time. People have their favourite games and quizzes they like to play and it’s a pleasure to help assist them in accessing them.
“We had a lot of fun raising the money for the floor projector and did a range of activities to get the money together – but we can’t say thank you enough to Euan, the Chief Executive, and Exemplar for their generous donation. With his help, all of our service users can access such a great piece of technology which is playing a massive part in their happiness every day.”