No one left out of life: our 2021-26 strategy

We exist to support people with deafblindness or complex disabilities to communicate, experience the world and fulfil their potential.

We believe everyone should be able to take part in life, and we’re now aiming to reach more people than ever.

Sense’s work has never been more vital

Thousands of people with complex disabilities, and those who are deafblind, are still missing out on the vital support they need. And the pandemic has only made things harder. It’s made existing barriers worse and exposed new issues.

But throughout, Sense has adapted and reached people in new ways. Now, we want to go further.

Our goal is to support ten times more people living with complex disabilities by 2026. That’s 50,000 people over five years. But to do that, we need everyone connected to Sense to come together in support.

Now is the time to make a difference. Follow us on our journey.

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Our strategy goals

Our refreshed strategy sets out how we’ll reach our goals. We will:

Ensure the best possible start for children and families

We want to reach more people than ever. That means supporting 30,000 children and families over a five-year period. We’ll develop new programmes and scale up our online provision.

Support adults to live and learn at every stage of their lives

We want to grow our housing, day opportunities, colleges, and community-based services, so children, young people and adults can access support at our sites or in their local communities.

Reduce loneliness and isolation

We’ll generate new social connections for more than 30,000 people over five years, including 5,000 through our buddy service, which connects disabled and non-disabled volunteers, and over 1,000 siblings, many of whom are young carers.

Give people a voice that would otherwise be unheard

We’ll increase our number of supporters to over 250,000, creating more operational roles for our volunteers, and opening more retail spaces, generating greater awareness and connections with local communities.

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