About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. We are here to help people communicate and experience the world

We help people develop the skills to enjoy everyday things like having a conversation, enjoying friendships and living independently.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. 

We offer personalised and flexible services for everyone who needs us, for as long as they need us – providing early intervention for children, helping young people access education, and supporting the transition into adulthood and beyond.

We support people in their home and in the community, in their education and through our holidays, arts, sports and wellbeing programmes.

We also:

  • Offer practical support to families, including advice, short breaks and family events
  • Provide information about communication
  • Campaign for the rights of people with complex disabilities to take part in life.

Watch our Sense spirit film, 'Life's better when we're all connected', to get a sense of Sense in less than 90 seconds!

Audio described version of Sense spirit film video with transcript.

Who we are

The Sense family

Sense

Sense supports people with complex disabilities, including those who are deafblind, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Sense Scotland

Sense Scotland works with children, young people and adults who have communication support needs in Scotland.

Sense International

Sense International supports people with deafblindness in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Romania, Tanzania and Uganda.