Trysor O Le
‘Gem of a place’
Trysor O Le ‘Gem of a place’ is aptly named as the grants it has received from the ICF Fund have provided ample state of the art facilities for adults with Profound Multiple Learning Disability (PMLD) that attend the centre in Court Road in the centre of Barry.
The new resources have been a game changer to so many and created a true ‘treasure trove/trysor o le.’ Adults of all ages with sensory impairments and a complex presentation of need have been able to get specialist support from the Day Service like never before. The support extends to independent living skills, digital learning, touch therapy and sensory, communication and therapeutic sessions.
The service means support is now available for individuals locally and fulfils an essential respite function for families and carers, service all year round.
The facilities the centre has invested in to make this happen includes:
An interactive colourful and engaging floor projection that responds to body movement and empowers those with limited movement to alter aspects of their immediate environment.
IT equipment, such as i-pads that improve communication between individuals and their peers, enabling them to make meaningful choices. It also promotes social inclusion, so that they can link up with friends and join in activities via various social media platforms.
Floor mats that facilitate physiotherapy sessions, improve physical mobility and prevent deterioration of movement. The mats are especially useful in helping social and recreational activities.
A ‘soundbeam’ touch free device that uses laser technology to translate movement into music and sound. The sense of control this offers people, through expressive communication using music and sound, is a powerful motivator which stimulates learning and interaction.
- An interactive multi-touch LCD screen which has powered height adjustability and tilt function, allowing the screen to rotate to any angle, for ease of use.
- Switches, connected to other battery operated or electrical devices provide an interactive experience for the user, enabling an them to have greater control over their environment and develops the relationship between cause and effect.
- Emergency evacuation mats, enabling people greater amounts of time spent out of wheelchairs and on the floor
- The Acheeva learning station bed is truly inclusive, allowing people unable to sit in a wheelchair all day the opportunity to join in all activities.
- Hydro tilt chairs encourage optimum posture and pressure management whilst promoting comfort
- A tracking hoist system in both the lounge and sensory room areas allows people to get out of their wheelchairs, spend time in other positions and use specialst equipment, such as the Acheeva learning station bed, floor mats and hydro tilt chairs.
All of these investments are a result of the Capital Grants and have helped Trysor O Le develop into a fit for purpose environment that can meet the increasing demands on their services. The care and support offered by the service now enables individuals to live at home and avoid the need for supported accommodation or residential placements.
The service is gaining an excellent reputation with individuals and their families continually report high levels of satisfaction with the service.
Sally Woodman, mother of J, a young man who attends Trysor O Le five days a week and continued to be supported daily throughout the pandemic at home and within the day centre setting. J is 24 years old and has been attending the day centre for several years. He has severe and profound learning and physical disabilities, has epilepsy and various health complexities, such as receiving all nutrition and medication via a PEG feeding tube.
J’s mum, Sally told us:
“J benefits greatly from all the sensory activities. He responds to music and lights and enjoys being involved with anything he can touch that involves sounds and different colour lights. The hoisting system enables him to get out of his wheelchair and stretch out on the floor which helps with his body. Without any of the facilities now available at the day centre J would just sleep the days away”
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Trysor O Le
Trysor O Le ‘Gem of a place’ Barry Trysor O Le ‘Gem of a place’ is aptly named as the grants it has received from the ICF Fund have provided …
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