Latest news and press releases

Sense response to Work and Pensions Select Committee report on Access to Work

Friday 19 December 2014

The system has been marred by delays, poor administration and a lack of funding from the Department for Work and Pensions

SEND reforms and Ofsted

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Today the Department for Education announced that they will be asking Ofsted to formally inspect local areas on their effectiveness in fulfilling their duties under the new SEND system

Sense: PIP decisions rate “worryingly low”

Wednesday 17 December 2014

New figures released by DWP on the number of completed applications for Personal Independence Payments

Please support Macaroni Wood

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Sense has been going to Noah’s Ark Children’s Venture, also known as ‘Macaroni Wood’, for many years. It is an ideal venue for our holidays and events.

New guide to help practitioners implement the Care Act

Monday 15 December 2014

The is intended to support senior managers and policy makers involved in implementing the Care Act, as well as people working in deafblind care and support.

Hannah Ayres from Hertfordshire wins national charity award

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Hannah Ayres, from Hertfordshire, has won a national award from deafblind charity Sense for her creativity.

Jane and Chloe Ring named Change Makers of the Year at Sense Awards

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Chloe has taken part in various fundraising campaigns and Jane is a passionate campaigner for deafblind people

Isle of Wight forum meeting for people with sight and hearing difficulties

Friday 5 December 2014

The forum offers practical tips about technology, equipment and services and the chance to meet people with similar experiences, make friends and have fun

Inspiring mum shortlisted for ‘Carer of the year’ award

Friday 5 December 2014

Michelle Thompson from Birmingham has been shortlisted for carer of the year at the Sense Awards.