(Photo, Left to Right: Clarissa Mitchell, Founder Trustee; Rev Celia Carter, Chair and Founder Trustee; Michael Lowe, Swindon Centre Supervisor; Hayley Stone, Swindon Centre Head of Care; Mr and Mrs Wilson; Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire; Cllr Nick Martin, Deputy Mayor of Swindon)
On Tuesday 26th February 2013, Hop Skip and Jump Swindon unveiled their brand new, state-of-the-art sensory clinic. Situated in a log cabin, the Rainbow Clinic will cater for severley disabled children and young adults who have additional needs. The Rainbow Clinic has an extensive range of features including a fully-fitted Wet Room, Sensory Room with ball pool and soft play, and a separate disabled toilet and staff toilet.
Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire was on hand to open the Rainbow Clinic alongside Deputy Mayor of Swindon, Councillor Nick Martin. Founder Trustee, Clarissa Mitchell, said: "It is for youngsters that cannot often leave home and have complex needs, and the log cabin will include a wet room and sensory equipment. It is located extremely close to the building so they are not apart from the other children. It is a fun and safe clinic to give parents respite in the day."
HSJ Swindon's Registered Nurse, Lucy Anderson, will be using the Rainbow Clinic as her base to treat children who need medical assistance.