The Family Tenancy Support team with funding from The Hive help surprise a family with a Dark den and sensory toys.
The Family Tenancy Support team with funding from @theHive help surprise a family with a Dark den and sensory toys.
‘’I applied for the HIVE funding for my client to help her with nursery costs over the summer. However a family member then helped out with childcare instead. I was then given permission to purchase the Dark Den for the child, Paddy, using this funding. Paddy is high needs autistic and is very challenging. Mum has very little family support and gets very little sleep.
I got the Dark den as a surprise for the family to give them both some respite from each other. Paddy can now have some “time out” time in his den to give him a break from being overstimulated. Paddy was also given some sensory light up toys to have in the den. His mum has said he loves the den and the toys and said it was a very welcome gift to them both. Paddy likes his den so much he now has it in his bedroom.’’