A little girl with blonde hair and paint covered hands run through a playroom

Sense hub expansion programme 2023-24

No disabled person should be left out of life, so Sense is embarking on the biggest project in our history. We’re building four new regional hubs – in Belfast, Leeds, Loughborough and Denbigh.

What is a Sense Hub?

Sense Hubs are innovative and accessible spaces that are a focal point for the whole community. Disabled people of any age can go there and find the support and opportunities they need to thrive.

The team make McKayla feel so safe and she obviously loves playing with them.”

Laura, mum of McKalya
A young man laughing as he looks through a virtual reality headset

Your gift will change lives by opening up:

  • Inclusive arts, sports and leisure activities
  • Sensory rooms, toy libraries and music therapy spaces
  • Access to job training, interview practice or employment advice
  • Opportunities for wider community events and activities

Your gift will help everyone that comes through the door to feel connected, included and part of their community.

Our new hubs

Map of the UK showing our 4 new hubs, our existing hub in Birmingham and our different centres.
white dotNew hub
pink dotSense TouchBase Pears
purple flagExisting Sense centre

If you give someone an opportunity, you’ll be surprised how much they can achieve

Elliot, Sense support worker

If you’re interested in creating a more substantial legacy with the hubs, please contact Matt Lock at [email protected].

About Sense

Sense is a charity for everyone who is deafblind and everyone with complex disabilities, and their families.

In 2017, Sense opened our flagship Sense TouchBase Pears Centre in Birmingham. It’s the basis of our inclusive service delivery model, offering a huge range of activities designed for everyone with complex disabilities, as well as acting as a hub for local community groups and clubs.

As the cost of living crisis continues to grip and the number of people with complex disabilities continues to rise, our role has never been greater or more urgent. Our goal is to support ten times more people living with complex disabilities by 2026 and our hub expansion programme plays an crucial part.

Supporting the hubs

Donate online now or for more information, please contact Matt Lock at [email protected].