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

We exist to help people with complex disabilities, and those who are deafblind, take part in life and enjoy the meaningful connections that spark joy. And now we're 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, doing things in new ways and reaching people in new places.

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 5 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.

Watch our strategy video

Audio described version with full transcript.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Give people a voice which 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.

Join us on our journey

This is an ambitious step change. And to reach our goals, we'll need your support along the way. By signing up to our regular emails, you can find out how we’re scaling up and improving the lives of many more people. Together, we can make sure no one is left out, isolated, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Supporting more people than ever before

Richard, our CEO, explains why our work is vital, and explains our mission.

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