We Never Leave Anyone Behind: Sensory Room and Family Room to be added to Change Centre

Street Soccer programmes exist to support players of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances. With the growth of our sessions in Dundee, we are excited to bring a brand new facility to the Change Centre.

From August, visitors will be able to access a multi-use sensory room and a dedicated family room. Throughout our growth over the last twelve months, we have recognised a need to support both families and those with additional needs. We believe by providing a safe space away from the pitch, we can focus on building the mental health and wellbeing of families in the local community.

The Street Soccer sensory room will cater for young people and adults with additional needs, with UV lights, soft padded flooring and beanbags and much more that we hope will support their audio and visual sensory needs. This concept has been developed in conjunction with Rhino UK, with research conducted with local players and families. We are delighted to have been supported by the Dundee Volunteer & Voluntary Action’s Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing fund and believe that the addition of this sensory room will allow us to reach more families in need.

Our family room, which will be a renovation of an existing changing room, will be developed to offer a safe space for parents to use for baby-changing or breast-feeding. We also aim to have this up and running by August and are thankful to DVVA for making this possible.

Street Soccer want to remove all barriers for players and families across Scotland and by providing these provisions at the Change Centre, we are continuing to develop a more inclusive environment for everyone in the local community to enjoy.

To find out more about our developing youth programmes, click here.

If you are keen to find out more about our facility upgrades, please contact Scott Hollinshead on [email protected]

To learn more about how your local community organisation can get involved with these developments, please contact David MacKenzie on [email protected]

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