During the installation process, the residents were able to see the room taking shape and the excitement and interest demonstrated were very rewarding to witness. The staff could immediately see how they could use the place to support the individual service user’s needs and recognised the potential to invite outside users to make use of the new space they had created.
An open door to new experiences
The Life Skills room is available for use by local schools, community disability groups and volunteers and offers many benefits to a wide range of people and disabilities. As Gemma Mc Corkindale highlights,
“The adaptable nature of the lighting and the interactive technology available makes the room particularly beneficial to those with neurological injuries, communication problems, and limited mobility. It enables schools in the area, especially schools which are already in our community partnership programme to get an insight into what can be achieved to help disabled people through technology”.
The Beechwood residents have been making full use of the new facilities and the positive impact on daily routine at the care home is already clear to see.
“The Life Skills room is amazing. I watch the service users faces, and I see the joy it brings. Each day, I find something new with the technology in the room, which inspires me to explore new ways to bring outside experiences into the lives of our service users”.
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