The Lord’s Taverners and BT officially opened a brand-new BT and Experia funded multi-sensory cabin for young people with physical and learning disabilities at Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich.
The funding has been made available through the Lords Taverners Sensory packages and sensory small grants programme. Thomas Wolsey School is now the 30th school to benefit from the partnership between the Lord’s Taverners and BT, that has been running since 2010. Through the Lords Taverners Sensory Rooms small grants programme, grants are available to schools that cater for young people under the age of 19 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability to purchase portable sensory equipment. Grants do not usually exceed £5,000. All equipment needs to be purchased through Experia Innovations and the school is required to pay a self-help contribution of around 25% of the total cost of the package.