a versatile, durable and soft, sleep and relaxation space for anyone who may be unsafe in an ordinary room
Who it’s for
The Safespace is designed for those with autism, epilepsy, behaviours which challenge and profound multiple learning difficulties, including those with full mobility. It provides an extremely robust space that can be kicked, punched and head-butted. It can withstand the roughest treatment by both children and adults. It provides a space in which someone can sleep, move, roll or play freely, reducing the risk of injury by eliminating hard surfaces.
See our Films of Safespaces being used in the home.
A safe bedroom, playroom or chill-out space
A Safespace can make a huge difference when a person has safety issues, poor sleep patterns or behavioural difficulties. It can provide a safe play space, sleeping space or a calm area. Families often report a big improvement in the life and well-being of the person using it and a positive impact on the whole family.
A Safespace creates a low stimulation environment which can help with settling at bedtime and improve sleep patterns. It can also provide a safer environment for those who continue to wake at night.
With the option of a white wall and lighting effects, such as our fibre optics kit or special effects projector (see Accessories) the Safespace makes an ideal sensory room.
Independence & privacy
A separate space to be on your own, to express feelings, especially when upset or agitated, can often be denied to those who need high levels of supervision. A Safespace provides a safe private space, particularly important during the teenage years. This personal space can support the development of behaviour self-management.
Having a member of the family with challenging behaviour can be difficult for everyone. Siblings, as well as carers, may have their sleep disturbed or be at risk of injury. The Safespace can enable a family to have a more balanced everyday life. It has been described by parents as bringing ‘peace of mind’ into the family home.
Each Safespace is custom-made, with a door and window, aligned with the door and window of your own room. This allows for the use of curtains, light fittings, radiators and electric sockets, television, music and sensory equipment. This helps to create a light airy, comfortable space, much more attractive and versatile than conventional room padding.
The walls of the Safespace are positioned 25cm away from any hard surfaces and flex out on impact, removing the risk of injury from hard surfaces, such as walls, radiator, in the room. The floor has 75mm of foam under it, which absorbs much of the impact from anyone falling or landing heavily on it. This is adequate for most Safepace users and provides a surface which is stable enough to walk on.
If the Safespace could be used by someone who is likely to intentionally bang their head on the floor with a lot of force without wearing protective headgear, we would recommend the provision of a 75mm floor mat inside the Safepace.
Room sizes need to be at least 50cms (20") wider than the Safespace to allow the walls to flex out safely.
Roll up wall – this can be added if access is required through the Safespace to reach fitted wardrobes.
Viewing panels – these can be added to enable the person using the Safespace to watch television or enjoy sensory equipment situated outside the Safespace. These can vary in size as appropriate. If a very low stimulation environment is required, we would not recommend the addition of viewing panels.
Projection screen - an internal white wall can be included in the design of the Safespace. This can be used as a projection screen.
Standard mattress - most customers also purchase a Safespace mattress
75mm floor mat - recommended for clients who are particularly inclined to head bang on the floor
Water resistant lycra-covered memory foam top mattress
Water resistant PVC-covered memory foam top mattress
Soft play and soft furniture
Water resistant floor seams
Projector set/Fibre optics kit
For more details see Accessories.
A Safespace can fill the whole of a small room or part of a larger room.
They can be anything up to 300cm x 300cm (118” x 118”). All Safespaces have a height of 210cm (83”) on every side.
NB. Room sizes need to be at least 50cm (20”) larger than the Safespace, to allow safe flexing on all sides.
For those who require nursing care and the flexibility of a height adjustable platform, the Safespace Hi-Lo has a 41cms range of travel to provide a comfortable working height for most carers. There are no moving parts or hard surfaces inside the Safespace compartment providing a soft, safe sleeping area. Please contact us for more details or request the technical specifications for this product.