A new therapeutic sensory space has been created to help people with disabilities in the north-east.
The room will help four people living with physical and learning disabilities in Aberdeen and will use specialist sensory equipment combining lighting effects, colours, textures and sounds.
Social care provider Cornerstone cares for the four people and has been able to purchase the new equipment after getting funding from Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation.
The residents are wheelchair users who require round-the-clock care and cannot communicate verbally.
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Lisa Duthie from Cornerstone said: “This support will make a huge difference to the lives of those living at Bob Cooney Court.
“It is vital to find activities which keep their minds and bodies active as they grow older. It can be hard to find community accessible activities for them to take part in.
“With Aberdeen Standard Investments’ help we’re able to purchase a portable sensory unit, which can be fitted with a range of sensory stimuli, which will open a whole new world for our clients to enjoy.
“This is suited to the needs of these residents who can’t communicate verbally. Having something that they can engage with and access when they need to relax will make a massive difference to their lives.”
Claire Drummond, head of charitable giving for Aberdeen Standard Investments, said: “This project matches Aberdeen Standard Investments Charitable Foundation’s vision to support and impact the local community by enriching lives.”