Eye Gaze – where you look, something happens. When you look away, it stops.

We are frilled to have received funding from The Harlequins Foundation’s Brighter Futures Grant Programme and The Victoria Foundation to buy Eye Gaze technology. Enabling the involvement of those with [...]

We are frilled to have received funding from The Harlequins Foundation’s Brighter Futures Grant Programme and The Victoria Foundation to buy Eye Gaze technology. Enabling the involvement of those with limited mobility to use our existing Magic Carpet and Magic Mirror sensory systems. The Magic Carpet educates young people through its activities as it creates an interactive floor. The Magic Mirror system is an inspirational piece of kit. It projects activities onto the wall and puts those taking part into the image via a camera. For example a band with guitar and drums is projected and as they pretend to “play”, the sound of those musical instruments will be heard. Exciting interactive worlds of colour and interest such as jungles, and oceans are projected by the Magic Carpet and Magic Mirror sensory system, and young people can “jump” and “pop” bubble wrap, “swim” with Koi in a fish pond, “wade” through fields of poppies, and many more. In the football activity participants can ’kick’ the ball and the motion camera will move the image of the football in the direction that was kicked. With the Eye Gaze this would be the same but with the movement from the eyes rather than leg or arm. Eye Gaze allows for independence and choice, and will help engage all our members in shared creativity and fun. “MR only has use in one arm and hand, and even then it is limited. The eye gaze will give him the opportunity to take part in activities with the other members and won’t feel left out because of his limiting abilities.” – Carer, May 2019

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2 days ago

TAG Youth Club

We have been busy looking at the costs of our residential trips. Our trips are always subsidised and have been fortunate to have received additional funding in 2018 and 2019 but long term this cannot guaranteed. We’re pleased that subsidies will continue in 2020, however we are proposing the following new price structure to ensure we can cover the costs to the charity:

£250 per person. For those on low incomes, there will be the opportunity to apply for a additional subsidy. We want as many young people to have the opportunity to come away with us and have an action packed short break.

£250 per person who requires their own PA to attend. There will be no charge for the PA.

£400 per person who require TAG to provide 121 support during trip.

Our aim in 2020 will also be to look at additional funding and take part in fundraising activities to be able to reduce the £400, 121 cost to £250 so there is a one price structure for all.
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5 days ago

TAG Youth Club

Tonight 36 young people attended our Chilly Olympics night. We enjoyed snowboarding on our simulator and we took part in some races and did some arts and crafts.

34 young people completed our end of session evaluation with everyone depositing a green disc.
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