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Sessions to suit different ages and abilities

There is no, one single kind of person that benefits from our sensory centre, which is why our aim is always to provide support and experiences that benefit individuals of all ages, as well as their families and carers. Every part of Worcester Snoezelen is designed to suit a range of different abilities, capabilities and behaviours, with both physical and learning-based disabilities considered in the design and development of our unique sensory rooms – including our hydro pool. From younger children to teenagers and adults, we provide something for everyone to ensure that our centre is as accessible and practical as possible for everyone involved.

Who can use Snoezelen?

We’re happy to talk about whether our sensory centre, workshops or sessions are the right fit for you. Many of the people who make use of our services have learning disabilities, but these services aren’t exclusive and we also offer access to them for many different people of all ages, including those with autism across the spectrum, additional needs, dementia or physical disabilities. The easiest way to find out if we’re right for you is to come and see for yourself. We’re a very friendly bunch and can’t wait to meet you! Book your session here.

Who is Snoezelen suitable for?

  • A multi-sensory environment is an artificially created room which contains equipment and materials designed to stimulate the senses through light, sound, touch and smell. Those who can benefit from multi-sensory environments include children and adults with autism.

    The sensory rooms at Worcester Snoezelen are relaxing and calming spaces and promote feelings of well-being, helping individuals to better cope with the world around them.

  • Sensory rooms are safe spaces for people with dementia to explore and stimulate all five senses. The rooms can be used for calming or stimulating, depending on the individual’s needs.

    Many positive benefits include heightened awareness of surroundings, improved cognition function and alertness, increased concentration and decreased agitation. By giving people with dementia a way to express themselves other than words, sensory stimulation can help relax and improve their overall mood, self-esteem and well-being.

  • The sensory rooms at Worcester Snoezelen can help children and adults who have learning difficulties, developmental disabilities or sensory impairments learn to interact with the world around them. By providing a space that is stimulating and engages the senses, people can explore at their own leisure, enabling them to build up confidence and abilities.

    The sensory rooms include low lighting and adjustable lighting projections, fibre optics, mirrors and bubble tubes. There are heated water beds in all our sensory rooms, as well as a choice of comfortable places to sit, a variety of interesting objects to explore and music to listen to.