Touch Therapy Provider
Through its licensed creative movement programme, Touch Trust makes a significant difference to the lives of individuals in the disabled community. Using techniques based on Laban's creative educational movement, babies and their mothers, adults and their carers and even those with dementia benefit enormously, especially in their self confidence and self-esteem, as they experience success. In addition, their families are supported and helped.
Touch Trust changes lives and preconceptions. Its programme increases happiness through developing communication and social skills, relaxation techniques. It also improves health and wellbeing. It is fun and enjoyable and is of benefit to all.
The programme is holistic, sensory and expressive experience, which everyone can access, both able and disabled. It can be adapted to suit different individuals or groups. No one is turned away because of their complex needs or behaviour. The focus is on what our guests can do and achieve rather than what their limitations might be.
Music , colour, scent and touch are all used in the programme, which involves work with artists and musicians to bring out the potential of our guests; we are truly an inclusive community.
The school is a recognised provider of Touch Trust and a number of staff have been trained.