IntroductionCentre facilities

Social inclusion is extremely important at Blue Cedars, and that philosophy is right at the heart of the organisation with a huge range of facilities and activities on-site. Self-expression for our service users is one way in which we help to develop their abilities and confidence, and this can take many forms.

We have a well-equipped art room, a games room with snooker and air hockey tables, and a variety of tabletop games. There are TV and DVD facilities and a computer room with up-to-date educational software. Nearby we have two sensory rooms which offer valuable stimulation and enjoyment.

We are always listening to our service users and constantly looking for ways to improve our facilities, and regularly carry out quality assurance surveys to find out what we’re doing right and what else they would like us to offer. Blue Cedars is open 7 days a week and service users are encouraged to visit us as often as they like.

RestaurantRestaurant

Arts & CraftsThe kitchen provides a restaurant service to the centre and is used to teach service users domestic skills. We cater for different dietary needs including diabetic, gluten free, halal and specific cultural diets.

Arts & CraftArts and craft

Our arts and craft room is designed to encourage our service users to express themselves.

Music & MovementMusic and movement

MusicMusic is an important part of people’s lives and music-based therapy is offered at Blue Cedars. Those with learning disabilities often respond very positively to music and this is an excellent and well received facility.

Computer RoomComputer room

Computer skills are so important in the modern world, and through our well-equipped computer room we are able to allow users to get to grips with basic computer literacy and to take advantage of a number of up-to-the-minute learning and skills-developing programs.

Games RoomGames room

Perfect for social mingling, meeting other services users or just taking part in an enjoyable gaming session, this offers everything from board games to snooker to football, and our main hall provides a large meeting area or space for larger activities.

Sensory RoomsTwo sensory rooms

Sensory roomWe have two sensory rooms – the first one is a multi-sensory room with stimulating activities and experiences that are used to increase awareness and positive behaviour using noise, sound and light. The second room, the white room uses light and sound and has white furniture and walls to create an environment that can help relax, calm and stimulate individuals.

Soft Play RoomSoft play room

Safe, relaxing and a popular facility, the soft playroom has colourful padded walls and floors for maximum comfort and safety, and we can even facilitate wheelchair users in the balanced ball pit.

Garden AreaGarden area

Perhaps one of our most popular and useful facilities is the garden, where those who attend the day centre can learn how to grow their own flowers and plants, maintain the garden, create their own floral displays and hanging baskets, or just relax and soak up the calming atmosphere on a nice day. It allows our service users to feel involved in a group project that everyone can enjoy!