A new option for people in Teignbridge and Torbay with long term health conditions, especially those needing support due to the pandemic, is now offering an accessible gym and innovative rehab technology.
Sense Ability Therapy CIC, based in Dainton Golf Centre just outside Newton Abbot, has welcomed the arrival of its new Tyromotion rehabilitation technology a critical addition to the organisation’s accessible gym and is unique to Devon.
Cllr Dewhirst officially opened the space on Friday 26th March and he saw first hand how beneficial the new equipment will be. Jenny Baker, Founder of Sense Ability said: “We are so grateful that our not-for-profit clinic was awarded a grant to develop the new gym, as part of the Inclusive Recovery Fund, provided in partnership with Comic Relief and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media Sport who are helping social entrepreneurs to deliver their services and increase the impact of their work in the face of the challenges caused by the pandemic.
“This grant has helped us realise our dream of making rehabilitation accessible to people of all levels of ability and has come at a time when rehab services in the NHS and Community are under unprecedented pressure. This service enables us to support the NHS provision and offer people of all abilities a way to improve their daily function and quality of life in the gorgeous setting at Dainton Golf Club.”
The grant will help Sense Ability Therapy to support people in the South Devon area who have been affected during the pandemic, particularly those suffering from long-term conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and stroke. The grant has helped fund a new accessible gym and the team have invested in virtual reality technology to help people get back on their feet with specialist support.
Jenny was keen to ensure that despite the pandemic those with a neurological condition have access to community rehabilitation, adding: “The pandemic and lockdowns have had a devastating impact on rehabilitation services, with only 15% of NHS rehab services back to running normally. This service will really make a difference to those who need our therapy and support. ”
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