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Stimulating sensory space, a new garden and fantastic teamwork at Roman House!

24 Jul 2019

Residents of Roman house – part of a three-tiered Residential and Supported Living service in Bletchley, Milton Keynes – are now budding gardeners, recently transforming their outdoor space into a very special sensory garden.

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Autism-friendly sensory space

Manager Toni Zinzan said: “Some of the people we support expressed an interest in gardening and wanted to enhance the outdoor space ready for summer. This then led to the idea for a sensory garden with the aim to not only encourage ongoing engagement outside but to provide sensory stimulation which has huge benefits to the people we support.”

The outdoor project was led by Neive Cloke who also had the fantastic idea to use colour and words to enhance the space.

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The power of collaboration

Toni adds: “It really does look fantastic and everyone has joined forces, getting stuck in and working hard. I am proud of Neive and the team for running and developing the original idea from the people who live at Roman – creating a lovely area for everybody to enjoy this summer.”

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