Participating Project

Project information

Twinkle House Sensory Rooms Rennovation

Twinkle House supports children who suffer from physical or mental disabilities, behavioural and learning difficulties and various forms of mental health issues. We offer a safe, therapeutic learning environment with tailored 1:1 sensory-based support. Our project is to refurbish our sensory rooms.

Refurbishment would likely take 1-2 months.

Charity information: TWINKLE HOUSE Ltd

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  • Need

    Need

    Our two main sensory rooms are in desperate need of upgrading and our sensory equipment is almost 15 years old. We currently have a signficiant waiting list of children who would like to access our support and we feel we could greatly improve the impact and speed of results of our sensory techniques if we were able to ustilitse additional fixtures and equipment and reshape and expand the space where our 1-1 sessions take place.

    Solution

    We believe refurbishment will help to create a more stimulating environment and drive even more effective results allowing us to have a greater reach and impact on those who have little,if any comparable support available to them.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To reshape and expand our existing sensory space to allow us to extend our reach and impact.

    Activities

    » Building and refurbishment work

    Through an increase in the number of children able to access and benefit from our improved support facilities.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Our long term aims are to arm children with the necessary life skills to integrate into Society, to build positive relationships and to be able to self support long after they have left us. We demonstrate these skills and improvements through the use of detailed, tailored personal plans with clearly defined aims and objectives and with frequent outcome reveiws. We will also demonstrate our effectiveness through review of direct feedback from service users.

    Risk

    We have a proven track record and direct feedback from families tells us that our techniques work. Enhancing our facilities will allow us to continue and expand on this. There are no deemed risks to the success of the project.

    Reporting

    We will report our progress on our website, other social media avenues and also through our annual report. We will invite donors to visit our site to see and hear about our successes.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £15,000 Refurb Building works to reshape and refurbish the existing room layout
      £5,000 Equipment New sensory equipment and fixtures
  • Background

    Location

    Twinkle House is based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire which has pockets of high deprivation. The national statistics Indices of Deprivation 2015 ranked our area in the top 18% of most deprived in the UK. In terms of Health deprivation and disability, the area is in the top 13% most deprived. Many of the children and young people accessing our support services come from these deprived areas where there is a prevalence of childhood poverty, low incomes, and high levels of alcohol and drug use.

    Beneficiaries

    Children and young people aged between 0-19 who suffer from physical disabilities and mental disabilities, including those suffering from emotional and behavioural difficulties, those suffering from mental health issues, and those on the autism/asperger’s spectrum. Our tecnhiques also directly benefit their immediate and extended family, carers and all who they interact with in school, society and everyday life. Our facilites are also often utilised by the wider community.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have 13 years experience of delivering high quality practical support that achieves outcomes that families tell us they want. We have demonstrated that our strategies and methods of delivering support in a sensory environment work. We have a team who are passionate, highly qualified and experienced, and who strive to make a real and lasting difference to families who find it difficult to cope. We seek constant feedback and continually adapt our services in line with service users needs.

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    People

    Jill Boardman

    Chief Executive. Jill has been with Twinkle House since it's inception and has been the driving force behind the current sensory centre.

    Richard Krueger

    Integrated Practitioner. Richie is a qualified social worker and delivers the 1-1 tailored sessions to the children.