What we do

We are a national charity that provides advice, information and specialist services for children and adults with dual-sensory impairments.

Two young deafblind adults chat togetherWe will go the extra mile to help people find the information, services and support they need.

Community resource centres

In our community resource centres around the UK, people are able to choose from a wide range of activities and programmes that can help them to develop their communication and living skills.

Accommodation choices

We offer a range of supported accommodation services so that people can choose between the range of housing options.

One-to-one support

Sense offers support to people living in the community:

  • Intervenors help children and adults born deafblind to communicate, learn and grow in confidence
  • Communicator-guides offer people who have become deafblind, often in later life, practical help, guiding and communication support

Young deafblind girl being supported by a MSI consultantChildren’s support

Our team of specialist advisory teachers, children’s therapists and children and family support workers offer professional and experienced help to children who are deafblind and multi-sensory impaired and to the professionals working with them.

Short breaks and getting together

Take a look at our friendly holidays and short breaks for people of all ages, our fun groups for children and families and a wide range of community groups.

TouchBase Birmingham

TouchBase Birmingham is Sense’s exciting new development for people who are deafblind and those with sensory impairments, and the wider community in Birmingham. 

Advice and support

Sense covers all issues relating to dual-sensory impairment and our library is packed full of useful resources. We offer practical and local advice, specialist assessments, casework and legal support, and training and consultancy.

So for friendly and accessible information and advice about deafblindness, and a chance to discuss the support or services you need please contact us:

Tel:  0300 330 9256  or 020 7520 0972
Textphone:  0300 330 9256 or 020 7520 0972
Fax: 0300 330 9251
Email: info@sense.org.uk