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New clinic lights up Swindon children’s care centre
11:50am Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
A STATE-of-the-art respite clinic for children with severe disabilities was opened at Hop, Skip And Jump yesterday by the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Sarah Rose Troughton.
The Rainbow Clinic, based in a log cabin, is at the Upper Shaw Farm site which provides day care for children with special needs. The clinic includes sensory equipment such as a ball pit and lights, which can be used by youngsters with complex physical requirements.
Clarissa Mitchell, founder and trustee of the Hop, Skip And Jump Foundation, said: “It is for youngsters that cannot often leave home and have complex needs, and the log cabin will include a wet room and sensory equipment. It is located extremely close to the building so they are not apart from the other children.
“It is a fun and safe clinic to give parents respite in the day.”
The £15,000 unit is sponsored by the Cloth Workers’ Livery Company and the Scott Will Trust. It will be run by a registered nurse.