New hi-tech sensory equipment opens for people with severe learning difficulties

Adults with severe learning difficulties and complex healthcare needs are to benefit from a suite of a new sensory equipment at one of Vibrance’s South London sites.

Our All Saints service in Colliers Wood, which provides respite care to a range service users and parents or carers, unveiled the hi-tech kit at a special opening ceremony this spring.

The new equipment – the OMIVista Interactive Floor Projection System – is the result of a variety of fundraising activities throughout 2017.

It features more than 300 applications with which to interact, and creates a learning environment and active participation.

All Saints Manager, Belkis Sbai, said: “This new equipment is going to be really beneficial for our service users, providing stimulation and entertainment in ways that encourage learning and development but also relaxation. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported the fundraising drive in aid of the equipment.”

The money for the equipment was donated by the Wimbledon District Nursing and Midwifery Benevolent Society

In addition to the sensory equipment, All Saints Centre offers a range of activities, including cookery, playing musical instruments, arts and crafts, shopping trips, and local theatre visits.

Specialist staff at the centre offer active, person-centred support to a range of service users, whilst encouraging involvement from parents and carers

All Saints is one of a number of special sites run by Vibrance, which supports 400 people in traditional services throughout London and the South East with learning disabilities and mental health issues. We offer a range of community day services, low-support housing, nursing and care homes, short breaks, supported employment, as well as supporting 1,500 people in self-directed services.