Virtual reality therapy in the Pulborough community

Horsham District Council’s Community Link team and Pulborough Neighbourhood Wardens visited Pauline and Peter Allison at their home in Pulborough last week to deliver a virtual reality therapy session.
Pauline has been bed bound for four years, following a disability, and doesn’t get out. Her local Neighbourhood Wardens obtained church based funding to provide a therapy session for her in her own home.
The virtual reality therapy is based on the use of a headset which creates a virtual reality environment for users, helping them to become immersed within a variety of scenes.
The equipment took Pauline on a safari, into the jungle, along a beach and to many more places from the comfort of her own home.
The Council is the first council in the country to introduce this new form of therapy for those living with long term medical conditions and Pulborough is one of the first parishes to host a home visit using it.
Pictured alongside Peter and Pauline is Lisa Brown, one of the Community Link advisers for Horsham District Council.
If you’d like any further information regarding the virtual reality therapy and the benefits it can bring, then please don’t hesitate to contact the Community Link team on 01403 215230 or you can call the Pulborough Parish Neighbourhood Wardens on 07584 337475/6.

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