Redesigning at The Grange to make way for a new sensory room
The Grange is our homely, residential service in Carmarthen, Wales, providing support and accommodation for adults with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs in a positive, nurturing setting. Situated within walking distance of Carmarthen town, The Grange offers six en-suite bedrooms in a relaxed and calm, yet vibrant and buzzing environment with positivity.
Since the appointment of Service Manager Monica Airinei, The Grange has continued to stand out as a truly special place to live and work.
Reflecting on her vision before starting her role in 2020 Monica says, “My vision for The Grange was to instil my values and high standards of support into the team, as well as sharing my 13 years of experience in the care industry so they can ensure best practice. I am very person-centred in my approach with the supported individuals and always promote opportunity, choice and success, enabling them to reach their full potential and live fulfilled lives.”
Not only did Monica and her team keep the people they support safe and well during the Covid-19 pandemic, they also put all their efforts into making sure The Grange remained a happy and suitable place to live for the people they support. The Grange has invested in decorating rooms that are currently available with stylish and vibrant décor, so it is welcoming for the person moving in and, there is also a sensory garden underway.
As well as a new sensory garden, they have also been very busy redesigning one of the rooms inside the home into a new sensory room for the supported individuals. A sensory room is a great way for people with learning disabilities, autism and additional complex needs to really be able to stimulate their senses and encourage communication and social interactions. This in turn can help relieve stress and anxiety, increase focus and concentration and can help reduce challenging behaviour by creating a feeling of calm and well-being.
Watch our video below to see the lovely design of the Grange’s new sensory room and how beneficial it is for the people who live there…