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The Sensory Soft Play Resource was opened in May 1995 by the Wednesday Special Needs Club, and it caters 5 days a week for the particular requirements of Wirral’s special needs people of all ages, its facilities include
• Large ball pool, accommodating up to 10 users, for motor stimulation and therapeutic play
• Electric hoist for easy access to the ball pool by users with severe mobility problems
• Extensive soft play area, providing a safe environment for therapeutic play and motor stimulation
• Soft and textured surfaces, providing tactile stimulation
• Audio equipment playing music for aural stimulation
• Various lighting effects, including fibre optic displays providing visual stimulation
• A ‘Quiet Room’ padded with white soft play cushioning, featuring illuminated bubble columns and fibre optic displays
The Sensory Soft Play Resource is supported, maintained and funded by volunteers and has no official funding, and it is a vital community resource that has a huge impact on the many users of the resource and their carers, by improving their overall quality of life. A number of local schools use the resource for their special pupils.