We are excited to have recently created new sensory spaces at our Hinkler Supported Independent Living site and in each of the three aged-based rooms at Mikarie Child Care Centre. This was thanks to generous funding support we received through two grants.
The new sensory rooms at Mikarie were the outcome of a $15,000 IMB Bank Community Foundation Grant that we recently received to enable the children to be better prepared for learning and interacting with others. Mikarie is an inclusive childcare centre for children with and without disability in one setting.
The new space at Hinkler was the result of a $10,000 Stronger Communities Programme Grant for the Cook Electorate. Hinkler is a state-of-the-art medical facility for people with high support needs. The grant has given the 20 adults with disability who live there access to a sensory and activity space that they can use every day.
Sensory spaces have many benefits for children and adults.
They are places where individuals can engage and develop their senses in a low-stress, fun and interactive way. They have a positive impact on people’s ability to interact with the world around them, creating feelings of awareness and wellbeing and helping to improve relationships with family and the community.
We can’t wait to see the positive impact that our new rooms will have!