The Sensational Thinking Project has received support for a series of training videos thanks to the Procter & Gamble Employees Charities Fund.
The project, which is actively working to improve the lives of children and their families affected by sensory processing differences in the North East, is led by the Newcastle Hospitals Children’s Occupational Therapy Team, and is producing a range of videos to support training for people involved with these children and families.
The videos are to offer training and support digitally, as COVID-19 has meant that training sessions in person are limited within the current social and clinical COVID-19 guidelines.
Steven Cranston, Governor for Newcastle Hospitals works at Procter and Gamble. He suggested that his colleagues support Newcastle Hospitals Charity.
Steven said: “It’s a privilege that in this role I can learn and help improve things along the way. By making a contribution to the Charity and forming a corporate partnership we have been able to discuss where the money is best placed to make the strongest impact and support the ongoing work of Sensational Thinking Project.”
Andy Sherwood, P&G Cobalt Community Matters Team, said: “We’re delighted to be able to help the Newcastle Hospitals Charity with a grant of £500 from our P&G Employees Charities Fund and are happy this will be able to support Alice and the team.
“Our fund only exists because of the generosity and regular giving by P&G employees who are passionate about supporting the incredible work that goes on in the local community here in the North East.”
Alice Gair, Occupational Therapist and project lead for the Sensational Thinking Project, which is supported by the Great North Children’s Hospital Foundation, part of Newcastle Hospitals Charity, welcomed the support.
“We are delighted with this partnership and would l like to extend our thanks to the employees of Procter and Gamble for their generosity.
“The videos are to offer training and support which, prior to the pandemic, would have been done in person. They are aimed at parents of patients with sensory needs, NHS staff and the local community to help them work in the most effective way to help children and adults with different sensory needs.”
The project is also offering training for schools and nurseries. Whilst in person training is a first choice for all schools and nurseries as it is much more beneficial, this is reviewed with the education provider to ensure it is Covid-secure and can offer flexible training options. To find out more please contact Alice on email [email protected]