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Support and advice for people affected by deafblindness
Supporting and campaigning for deafblind people. Tailored support, advice and information as well as specialist services.

Referral details

Referrals are welcomed from families or professionals (with families permission). They should go via our information line - info@sense.org.uk or 0300 330 9256 - who can put you in touch with our team quickly and easily. Please get in contact via our Information and Advice Team who will put you in contact with a relevant member of the team. You can phone 0300 300 9256 or email info@sense.org.uk. As part of our core offer we will get in touch within two working days from when you first contact Sense and you will meet a Sense specialist within eight weeks of first getting in touch with us.
101 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9LG

Contact phone

0300 330 9256

Contact email

info@sense.org.uk

Age

From 0 to 20 years old

Opening times

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm Family Events are held every 6 weeks at weekends in various venues across the North of England.

Description

Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind.

We provide tailored support, advice and information as well as specialist services to all deafblind people, their families, carers and professionals who work with them. In addition, we support people who have a single sensory impairment with additional needs.

  • You will meet a Sense specialist within eight weeks of first getting in touch with us
  • You will have your own identified worker
  • You will have the opportunity to attend at least one family event per year
  • We will keep in touch through an annual contact
  • You will have access to the information and advice service
  • We will offer you the chance to join Sense through our membership programme

An outcome of Sense supporting you, may involve our working alongside your local authority to provide an individual service solution tailored to your needs. This offer is provided through Sense's work as a charity.

Children's Specialist Service can also offer other support at times of particular need, including:

  •  Help when your child is first diagnosed; including giving you practical ideas about how to develop your child's skills
  •  To advise on suitable play activities
  •  Assessments that look at your child as a whole which focus on what your child can do
  •  Extra support at times of crisis,  such as when a family is under considerable strain
  •  Support with significant periods of change for your child (transitions); such as starting school and moving into adulthood
  •  Resource libraries which lend sensory toys and equipment (nearest resource based in Wakefield)

Our aim is to always start with what a child is able to do and then look at how that can be built on.

When we support a family; we begin by finding out what their key issues are and work in partnership with the family (and other professionals) to help resolve these.

We provide tailored support, advice and information as well as specialist services to all deafblind people, their families, carers and professionals who work with them.

In addition, we support people who have a single sensory impairment with additional needs.

Links to:

Sense Information and Advice

Sense Holidays and Short Breaks

 

Updated: 23/12/2019