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New sensory equipment opens up whole new world at Bob Cooney Court

3 July 2019

For some people with learning disabilities, sensory equipment can provide them with a range of stimuli to help develop and engage their senses.

The equipment offers therapeutic and stimulating benefits that help people react and interact and make better sense of the outside world around them. It can enhance learning through play and help develop motor skills, balance as well as have positive calming effects.

The equipment they had at Bob Cooney Court was old, had been used extensively and desperately needed upgrading to fully meet the needs of the people living there.  Due to high costs, it was out of reach for the service.  

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We told the team at Aberdeen Standard Investment and they couldn’t do more to help. After hearing about the difficulties a very generous grant was awarded from ASI charitable trust to buy  the new equipment for the service.

The new equipment produces a combination of lighting effects, aromas, colours, textures and sounds. It is also mobile, meaning any room within the house can be turned into a sensory space - perfect for people needing some alone time.