Our Community Interest Company (CIC) was registered on 16th March 2019. The last two years has seen our community give generously and raise much needed funds from various community events/activities. We have been extremely lucky to receive free time and labour from local companies to create our safe space. Our fit for purpose venue will reopen its doors on Monday 12th April following closure to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our venue is accessible, achievable and affordable allowing our community to come together to raise hearts and spirits. The Wellbeing Centre will host a full timetable of fitness sessions for everyone. We will welcome adults, children, active seniors, anyone with Special Educational Needs, Additional Needs, Disability and seated sessions that are dementia friendly. We are specifically targeting our audience to encourage every age and ability. Family fitness sessions eliminating cost of childcare and inspiring behavior breeding behavior.
Fitness can have such a huge impact on a community and transform lives. Besides the obvious fitness benefits it also builds social circles, removes barriers and looks after mind and body.
The benefits of mindful activities like yoga and meditation are significant. They can help relieve stress, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain and improve sleep patterns. Our aim is to offer relaxation classes, mindfulness and meditation sessions at Senses. Bringing in qualified instructors to deliver yoga, pilates, tai chi and meditation classes.
Senses will promote eating better and moving more. We will deliver FREE Weight Management Sessions, adopting Public Health England's guidelines to inspire cooking from scratch, fuelling the body better, living better and longer.
Our long term goal was to create a multi sensory room, but unfortunately the National Lottery did not share our vision or the need in our area and refused our application for funding. We have, through amazing community support, successfully created a Sensory Play environment in our huge multi-use main hall. Now sensory lighting, projector, black out tents, sensory equipment and toys can be used for 1 hour sessions. These timed sessions can be hired for exclusive use, a support bubble, or (when times are safer) a shared experience. We can offer SEN adults/children and their family members/siblings and support workers sessions such as monthly disco’s. We will host themed events and SEN parties as well as private sessions like glow in the dark family fitness. Activities are not readily available in East Cleveland and travel adds to expenses as well as time spent travelling which often makes returning unachievable. Check out our Senses timetable on the "book a session' tab to see what we have on offer.
Senses Wellbeing Centre has welcoming reception, with seating area and breastfeeding station, a small fully stocked kitchen, and two toilets. Our separate disabled toilet has a mobile hoist, adult changing table and baby changing facility.The main hall has 130 square metres of sprung flooring, has a removable stage and a 1,000 watt bluetooth sound system with amazing lighting (disco lights not strobes). We have tables and chairs for group meetings, functions and parties.
The position of the unit on Wandhills Avenue is conveniently located and in walking distance for Skelton residents and there is ample parking facilities in well-lit areas for those travelling to us by car. Two disabled parking spaces directly out front with ample overflow on the main road with disabled access using the side pathway passing our sensory garden to our main entrance. With the new infrastructure in place, Skelton Industrial Estate is without question a hive of activity and this facility will only enhance footfall and spending in Skelton helping our local economy.
The venue will host chair based fitness for those less able bodied. These will be dementia friendly classes. We can host multiple care homes to come to us for sessions. We will offer Dementia friendly Cinema Screenings. As well as movement to music sessions we can allow time afterwards for refreshments and social time to help reduce isolation for vulnerable adults.
Our local Co-op are kindly sponsoring our kitchen. Refreshments for “Talk time” will allow us to offer these to our community. Once times are safe (post covid) we can allow social time after most sessions. We want to encourage this for our service users to feel less isolated, part of the community and build friendships.
Senses will be available for private hire including Personal Trainers, dance teachers, community groups and networking events. Day provision can access our venue for group fitness sessions. The unit can also be hired for private functions including birthday parties (bouncy castle extra), children’s themed events and music group rehearsals. Wellness projects with motivational speakers and mindset coaches will also be on offer in the future.
Unit 2, Birdswell Court, Watness Avenue, Skelton Ind' Estate, Skelton, TS12 2LQ
Phone: 01287 650151
Mobile : 07794571933
mail : email@example.com
Mon-Sun: 9am to 8pm