Posted on Tuesday 12 September
The Hays Travel Foundation donated £3888.50 in July 2017 to the North East Autism Society to help with their new project to build four luxury lodges on the New Warlands Farm site for people with autism. In particular, the funds will be put towards the cost of equipping the lodges with specialist features.
The society's Short Break Service was established specifically for young people aged sixteen years and over who have an assessed need for respite. Due to an increasing demand for this service; the NEAS will be building these new lodges to offer enhanced, flexible, and therapeutic short breaks. With a full team of support on hand; the aim is to reduce sensory overload and allow greater independence for guests.
The lodges offer an uncluttered environment with neutral colours to reduce sensory overload and aid wellbeing and comfort. The specialist equipment which our donation will be funding includes safety cabinets for TVs, hoists, electric profile beds, and Emfit seizure alarms.Click here for more