Find out about the Sutton Inclusion Centre and how to book a space.

About Sutton Inclusion Centre 

The Inclusion Centre is a fully accessible space with a calm, light and welcoming environment. The spaces within the centre, include:

  • Aqua Therapy Suite
  • Meeting and Activity spaces 
  • Art Rooms
  • specially designed Sensory Rooms 

Who the centre is for

The Centre is designed for adults living with:

  • physical and learning disabilities
  • complex needs
  • PMLD (Profound Multiple Learning Disabilities)
  • sensory impairments 
  • mental health conditions 

What we offer

The Sutton inclusion centre offers services and activities to help visitors:

  • maintain their independence
  • regain skills and capabilities, and 
  • improve physical and mental health and wellbeing 

Spaces available to book

Aqua Therapy Suite

Our Aqua Therapy Suite is an excellent way to relax, ease muscles and allow gentle exercise. The suite and pool includes:

  • step, hoist or chair access for full accessibility 
  • the pool temperature is kept at around 32-34ºC, this is much warmer than a standard swimming pool for maximum muscle easing benefit
  • gentle lighting above and below the water to add to the relaxing atmosphere
  • changing rooms on both sides of the pool area, including:
    • accessible showers and toilets
    • a trolley bed changing room, and 
    • carer changing room space
  • a member of the Inclusion Centre Team will offer pool-side assistance ensuring correct safety procedures are being followed and to help in the event of an emergency evacuation, as part of your hire charge

If you’ll be using the hoists, you can bring your own water hoist if you have them. We have a some that you can use, but we’re not able to offer advice on which would be suitable for your user. 

The maximum weight for a hoist is 200kg.

The benefits of Aqua Therapy

Aqua Therapy is gentle exercise, stretches or physiotherapy in water. It can help those who find movement painful or difficult.

Buoyancy

Reducing the force of gravity on the body makes it easier to perform movements. The buoyancy of the water supports the limbs, removing pressure and weight on the body. 

It can also help the wellbeing of a person, allowing the freedom of movement without assistance whilst supported in the water.

Temperature 

The water of the pool is kept around 33ºC, this allows muscles and joints to become more relaxed and flexible. 

The warmth and buoyancy combined also can help reduce muscle spasms and pain. 

Water Pressure (Hydrostatic Pressure) 

The pressure that water gently applies to the body can improve circulation and decrease blood pressure.

The Sensory Room Experience

Sensory rooms are designed for those with physical or learning disabilities, complex needs, sensory impairments or mental health conditions. They can be used for:

  • Therapy
  • Education
  • recreation and 
  • leisure 

There are three rooms to choose from at the Inclusion Centre.

They are all designed to be fully accessible, with H-frame hoists and use of beanbag pillows or wedges where needed. 

All the rooms are fitted with an aromatherapy diffuser and a CD player which provides another level of sensory experience.

The Light Sensory Room

The light room uses light and sound creating a relaxed environment that can both calm and stimulate individuals.

Some features of the room include:

  • musical heated waterbed
  • colour changing bubble tube
  • there are also fibre optic lights
  • a laser sky projector illuminates a twinkling starry effect around the room
  • rotating projector which has a variety of image effects

The Dark Sensory Room

A navy blue painted room, designed to be used with minimal or no room lighting. 

Dark sensory rooms are ideal for work with visual impairment through sensory integration therapy.  This is also the smallest of our sensory rooms, allowing close 1:1 interaction between user and member of staff, parent or carer accompanying them.

Some features of the room include:

  • ultra violet light is used with UV reactive equipment
  • a fibre optic curtain
  • an ‘Infinity and beyond’ light panel
  • a light totem which changes colours gently
  • the music system can be played to be heard in the room or through a media bean bag allowing sound and vibrations to be felt by the user

The Interactive Sensory Room

This sensory room can be used for activity and for relaxation. It has open space allowing a variety of games and movement based interactive play to take place. 

The room is designed with a number of objects within it which interact with each other, allowing matching colours, body and special awareness to be explored within the space. 

Mirrored panels of differing sizes and shapes allow work with clients on body awareness, whilst a whole range of tactile panels which can be wall mounted or used on laps.

Some features of the room include:

  • a talking soft play cube that has brightly coloured sides and when rolled will:
    • change the colour of bubble tubes and wall panel
    • announce the colour to the user from the wall speakers 
  • two bubble tubes can be used in conjunction with the play cube or alone
  • the colour match panel offers more game play
  • a rotating projector which has a variety of image effects to display on the walls
  • a fibre optic curtain
  • soft seating and padding around the bubble tubes
  • convex mirror panels
  • moveable tactile squares, sound and movement panels
  • rainmaker spinning panel

Art rooms

There are two art rooms for hire which can be opened into one large room.

The room holds up to 10 people, depending on the room set up. We provide some low cost consumables such as paints, brushes and paper and you can provide your own consumables for projects.

Hire a space

The Inclusion Centre has a number of spaces that can be hired. 

Make a booking 

Price list

 

Light sensory room - £8.10 per hour

The light room uses light and sound creating a relaxed environment that both calms and stimulates individuals.

Dark Sensory Room - £8.10 per hour

Black sensory rooms are ideal for work with visual impairment through sensory integration therapy.

Interactive Sensory Room - £8.10 per hour

This room offers many opportunities for people to interact, choose and control their environment, and to begin to understand cause and effect, and develop an understanding of cause and effect, and practice communication skills.

Welcome Room - £24.36 per hour

The welcome room area is made up of two areas, each 43 sq.m and can be divided into two areas.  There are tables and chairs in the area and it is adjoining the kitchen.

Kitchen - £21.84 per hour

The kitchen is fully fitted and can be used for cookery sessions.

Art Rooms x2 - £15.50 per hour, per room

We have two art rooms which can be opened up into one large room.  Holds up to 10 people in each art room depending on activity/room set up. The price includes low cost consumables such as paints, brushes and paper.  For any projects you wish to undertake you can both supply your own consumables or we will supply and charge at cost.

Physiotherapy Rooms x2 - £15.65 per hour, per room

These two rooms are currently used exclusively by the specialist LD health team.  Equipment is provided, serviced and maintained by Physiotherapy Services.

Activity Room 1 & 2 - £15.64 per hour, per room

We have two activity rooms with limited furniture one of which contains a range of musical instruments. These rooms can hold up to 15 people depending on the activity. 

Activity Room 3 - £24.45 per hour

We have one larger activity room with limited furniture that holds a larger capacity of people. This room can hold up to 25 people depending on the activity. 

Interactive Technology Suite - £16.80 per hour

Our facilities include a range of equipment designed for use by people with profound learning disabilities.  At the present, we do not have internet facilities in the suite.

Meeting Rooms - £7.35 per hour

There are three small meeting rooms, one contains sofas for less formal meetings and the other two have a table and chairs.

Relaxation Room - £8.30 per hour

This room contains some sensory equipment.

Hot Desk Room - £3.47 per hour, per station

The hot desk room contains seven computer terminals.

Aqua Therapy Suite - £52 per hour without poolside assistance, £78.75 per hour with poolside assistance

We have two accessible user changing areas and a staff changing area.  The pool can accommodate up to three people at any one time (with carers)

Contact us

Phone

020 8770 6490 

Email

inclusioncentreadmin@sutton.gov.uk

Opening times

The centre is open 7 days a week, throughout the year. 

  • Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 10am to 2pm