INSPIRED by her daughter, a Wrexham mum has helped set up an inclusive space for children and adults with disabilities who enjoy gaming.

Vicky Roberts, backed by Belong, has created a gaming area within the Game store inside Sports Direct, on Henblas Street in the city centre.

There are 24 stations in the air conditioned zone, and each is equipped with a high-end gaming PC, along with an Xbox and PlayStation, and a huge choice of games and genres.

Vicky said: "I've worked in Game for about 13 years, and we only set it up because of me, it was my idea as my nine-year-old daughter Imogen is autistic.

"I'm a gamer and she's picked it up from me. We come to Belong every week, and it's great, a nice activity we can do together as well.

"The Thursday sessions are for anyone with any sort of disability or additional learning needs. The shop is completely closed, so it's just the group there.

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"Doing something with a child that has a disability can be that bit harder. You get the looks and stares if your child is having a meltdown.

"Belong is a safe space, we've all been through it ourselves, so we know it's ok. It's for all ages, as long as you can hold a controller, and siblings are also welcome."

Gaming can be very accessible, especially for autistic people, as very few communication skills are required. Additionally, many games involve collecting, following a set routine, which can be very soothing and regulating for autistic people.

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Belong are hoping to open even more groups, after the success of Vicky and her Wrexham Reapers, who offer a warm welcome to new members.

For those interested in the sessions, which run on Thursday nights from 6pm-9pm, at £5 per player, you can either just turn up before 6pm to play or pop in store. Or to find out more, visit