Newhaven Mencap has a Multi-Sensory Room at our hall in Riverside, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9BP. This is a specially designed and equipped room that fosters an atmosphere of relaxation which helps both adults and children to deal with emotional issues, by supplying a peaceful environment. The room has various examples of lights in order to help create a calming atmosphere, along with ‘piped’ soothing music.
In addition there are colourful games which stimulate the enjoyment of participation in play. The sensory room provides a calming atmosphere to encourage the development of communication. Sensory rooms have shown to be particularly beneficial for children with autism, as well as for children with hearing or sight problems.
The charge for use of the Sensory room is £ 5.00 per hour, per disabled adult/child. (Carers can attend free). Please note that a maximum of four persons can remain in the room at any one time.
To arrange a hiring of the Sensory Room, please contact us on 01273 517345, or email via our Contact Us page. Please specify whether the proposed user is a wheelchair occupant or is mobile