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Charter Walk Sensory Room Now Open

Charter Walk Shopping Centre celebrated their second Purple Tuesday with the launch of a brand new dedicated sensory room and Changing Places facilities. The room was available for the public to tour during Purple Tuesday after being officially opened by Burnley Town Mayor. Charter Walk began work on the sensory room in October after securing over £55k in funding from Burnley Council as part of the larger Better Care Grant given to Lancashire County Council to invest in social care projects.

Mayor Anne Kelly, alongside the Chief Executive for Burnley Council, opened the new facility on Tuesday November 12th at 3pm following a short ribbon cutting ceremony. The Centre’s ‘Autism Champions’ were available throughout the day answering shoppers questions regarding the facilities.

The room has been specifically designed to provide a safe and comfortable space for shoppers suffering with sensory overload away from the hustle and bustle of the Centre and features state of the art Changing Places facilities. Changing Places provide specially designed toilets that are different to accessible toilets as they have a range of equipment and design features to help disabled people use the bathroom in comfort. The Changing Places facilities at Charter Walk will include a lie down bed suitable for adults and a hoist and will be the only facilities of their kind for almost 10 miles.

sory room to the public on Tuesday 12th November. Our aim is to make a real difference at the centre and make Charter Walk more accessible for disabled shoppers and we feel this sensory room will aid in doing so. I can’t wait to see the centre blossom throughout the next twelve months.” For more information on the services available at the Centre visit the website: www.charterwalk.com, or visit www.facebook.co.uk/charterwalk.burnley, or follow us on Twitter @CharterWalk, or follow us on Instagram @CharterWalk.

Centre Manager, Debbie Hernon, commented: “We were incredibly proud to open our state of the art sensory room to the public on Tuesday 12th November. Our aim is to make a real difference at the centre and make Charter Walk more accessible for disabled shoppers and we feel this sensory room will aid in doing so. I can’t wait to see the centre blossom throughout the next twelve months.”

For more information on the services available at the Centre visit the website: www.charterwalk.com, or visit www.facebook.co.uk/charterwalk.burnley, or follow us on Twitter @CharterWalk, or follow us on Instagram @CharterWalk.