Service Users at Cromwell Road Resource Centre are benefitting from new communication aids, thanks to a generous donation from local company F.E.S. (EX) Ltd, The Explosive Atmospheres Specialists based on Wilton Road, Humberston.
Geoff Fulcher, Managing Director and Ellé Fulcher from F.E.S visited the centre on Wednesday 11th April to look round the facilities, meet the service users and see the new communications aids in action. Service users used the new communication switches to thank F.E.S for their donation.
The donation of £200 purchased an interactive wall chart and 12 talking switches which will enable service users to communicate, express their feelings and make choices.
The interactive wall features photos of all the staff at Cromwell Road which when pressed announces their name and their job. The 12 coloured talking switches can be programmed for multiple uses and attached to electrical devices to allow service users to make a decision such as switching on a fan or choosing what they’d like to drink.
Geoff Fulcher, Managing Director of F.E.S said:
“I saw a previous donation to Cromwell Road in the paper and spoke to the contact from Cristal who was very passionate and enthusiastic about the centre which prompted me to get in touch. From personal experience of using local health services I know how even small donations can make a big difference. As a company we like to support people locally in the community and I would urge other companies to consider making a donation, get in touch with the centre and come and have a look for yourselves what a difference it can make.”
Jayne O’Flinn, Deputy Service Manager said:
“Service user will benefit from this donation so much. This will open up a whole new way of communicating; it enables all service users to have the opportunity to communicate effectively and become inclusive in all areas of the centre activities.”
Pictured are left to right are service users Michael Blythe and Matthew Barwood, Ellé Fulcher from F.E.S, Alison Hickson – Community Support Facilitator, Geoff Fulcher Managing Director at F.E.S, Ellie Collins – Community Support Facilitator, Laura Goodwood – Service user, Jayne O’ Flinn – Deputy Service Manager and Becky Cooke – Service user.