A CHARITY which loans specialist sensory equipment to families has received thousands of pounds for additional items for children in County Durham.
The Learning Library has received £6,000 from the Bishop Auckland and Shildon Area Action Partnership’s (BASH AAP) area budget to buy sensory equipment and provide further outreach sessions in the two towns.
Operating throughout the county, the Learning Library provides a free loan service of specialist equipment, sensory items and toys to children and adults with additional needs and learning disabilities.
Outreach workers visit families in their own homes to discuss their individual needs and children are encouraged to choose toys and sensory equipment that will help broaden their educational and emotional development, whilst having fun.
Access to specialist items is often beyond the average family budget and some cannot travel to resource centres meaning the free outreach service is a vital lifeline for many.
Andrew Walker, BASH AAP coordinator, said: “The Learning Library represents a vital resource for many families in the area and we were delighted to be able to offer funding for such an amazing project. We have seen first-hand the fantastic work they do and are delighted that the items we have funded will be able to be used locally in the future.”
For details visit learninglibrary.org.uk
Source – The Northern Echo