The Sensory Hive want to create sensory packs for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities who are struggling to regulate their sensory systems during lockdown.
What's the project?
The Sensory Hive has been established by parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We are a not-for-profit organisation for those with sensory processing and neurodevelopmental conditions eg Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia. Our aim is to improve sensory integration in our community so that individuals can function in all aspects of daily life. Our community is struggling to emotionally regulate during lockdown because of the change in routine and lack of sensory input. We'd love to be able to deliver home sensory kits to help aid regulation, improve attention and reduce anxiety, stress and meltdowns.
When will the project start?
We've started creating some packs with the £250 already given to us by Liverpool SOUP.
Which area does The Sensory Hive currently impact?
How would you spend £500?
We'd like to put together sensory packs for a further 15 - 20 families with children who are struggling to regulate their sensory systems during lockdown. These packs include a variety of items to engage and calm children with sensory processing and neurodevelopmental conditions such as therapy balls, plush blankets, space hoppers with obstacle cones and night lights.
Our focus would be on offering these to families on low incomes and/or have contacted Knowsley Parent And Carers Forum for help.
You can check out more about The Sensory Hive online:
Voting has now closed but there are still plenty of ways you can support The Sensory Hive!
A donation of:
£5 would buy small therapy balls, crafting materials, therabands or putty.
£15-20 would buy tactile blankets and pillows, gardening tools or crash bean bags.
Also any donations of help with developing their website, social media strategy, project planning, gardening, building works or redecoration in the centre would be welcome.