When you contact SensationALL staff you will be welcomed with open arms, and receive a high level of respect and understanding.
First of all, we will send you information about our various groups and services, along with our New User Form, which gives us some basic contact details and useful information, and allows us to provide the support and advice you need.
Once you have completed your user form, we will confirm the booking details for the group or activity you wish to participate in and arrange payment. Depending on the nature of your enquiry, we may also arrange an initial meeting with you to discuss specific service needs.
We are located at the Old Schoolhouse in Westhill. This building has been provided to us by Aberdeenshire Council to use as our premises, and to develop into a flagship facility for our users and the local community.
We have big plans for the building, but these will take a number of years to realise and so, in the meantime, we are making the best of the facility in its current condition.
On your first visit, you will be met by a member of our staff who will explain the process for the group or activity you are attending and highlight our emergency procedures and show you where to sign in/out. Where possible, we will also give you a tour of the facility.
The building is wheelchair accessible and has a disabled toilet, with an adjustable changing table and portable hoist (suitable for children and adults up to 100kg / 15 ¾ stone). We expect MSN users to bring their own slings.
There are limited parking spaces which can be reserved with advance notice. There is a nearby playpark and a back garden, enclosed with fencing.
The main areas of the Old Schoolhouse currently accessible to visitors are as follows:
- A small soft play area and adjoining sensory room (which can be accessed directly from outside if required)
- A group room, used for a variety of activities and training workshops
- A coffee lounge, used for informal meetings and refreshment time
In time, we will also have a music room and kitchen accessible to our MSN users.
- Hand dryers disconnected in toilets (paper towels available instead)
- Using visual supports and timers to aid understanding
- Behavioural management and transitions
- Contact alarms on fire exits (in case of potential ‘runaways’)
SensationALL is unique to many other charities and organisations for two main reasons: our inclusion of ALL ages and conditions, and the extensive expertise and specialist staff that are available to provide tailored advice for your situation.
There will always be experienced staff on-hand to guide you through your visit, support your use of equipment, facilitate an enjoyable experience and offer any MSN-related advice or signposting.
Please be assured that all staff and relevant volunteers are PVG checked.
We hope you enjoy your time with us!