Sensory programme

Our sensory sessions run Monday to Friday for 50 weeks of the year. Some people come to sessions independently and others come along with a carer or support worker. Similarly, some people are referred to the programme by City of York Council and other partners, others access it independently.  Please contact us to find out more about our sessions and to discuss your individual support needs.

Our sensory programme is currently commissioned by City of York Council. 


  • Arty Bakers

    Exploring different creative themes through a wide range of art, sensory and food-related activities.

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  • Creative Interactions

    Exploring creativity through play to develop creative interactions between participants and their support worker in a fun and easy way. 

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  • Creative Sensory

    An art-based session that uses a range of multi-sensory materials and techniques to explore creativity.

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  • Movers and Shakers

    A fun filled and action-packed music group for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.

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  • Music Makers

    A fun and engaging music session for young people in transition from Children to Adult Services and young adults with a range of learning difficulties, disabilities, and more complex needs.

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  • Occasional Painters

    A weekly art session for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. The group ranges from individuals with moderate learning difficulties to individuals with higher support needs.

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  • Sensory Drama

    A weekly session using drama and story-telling to explore creative and sensory-based themes.  

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  • Sensory Movement

    Sessions offer playful group activities and person-centred learning experiences through movement and sensation. 

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  • Sensory Music

    A varied programme of musical activities, including sensory songs, musical stories, instruments and other sensory activities.

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