At one point James was chipping plaster off his walls and eating it. It was getting to the point where I didn’t know what to do, and we were ready to call social services to tell them we couldn’t have him at home any longer. When I heard of Safespaces I got in touch with social services and they helped to organise one for me. James got his just before Christmas two years ago and the rest of the family got sleep as a Christmas present!
It has made a tremendous difference to our lives, the most important one being that James is still at home with us. It definitely has a calming effect on him. I would advise any parent in the same boat as us to get one.