Sense Hub Loughborough

A place where no one is left out of life.

Meet other people, discover shared interests and make new friends at Sense Hub Loughborough. We’re here for anyone needing support with hearing impairments, vision impairments, physical disability, autism and learning disabilities, no matter your age.

Descriptive transcript of the video

We see a young man holding a colourful breathing ball. A lady stands next to him, demonstrating how to make the ball expand. He copies her arm movements.

Rachel: Sense Hub Loughborough builds on the success of Sense College Loughborough where we already have a really successful programme for 16 to 25 year olds.

We see a lady with dark hair in a bob talking to camera before it cuts to external shots of a large blue and grey building, surrounded by shrubs ad grassy areas.

Rachel: The new hub development allows us to create a new space where we can offer more programmes for the community, for disabled people of all ages and their families.

We see a young man and a female support worker sitting in a communal space, a young man playing badminton and a young boy and his mum using an interactive touchscreen TV and playing with sensory toys.

A lady wearing glasses talks to the camera whilst holding her son Alfie in her arms. We then see him playing with sensory toys and with a member of Sense staff.

Karla: We love coming to the Sense hub. [Alfie] loves exploring all of the different activities. They’re so friendly and welcoming. It’s lovely.

We see a room of young people taking part in a seated yoga session. They’re raising their arms up in front of them.

Rachel: So yoga helps people physically with balance, strength and coordination, but also helps people with their wellbeing so ca reduce stress and anxiety.

We see people from the group demonstrating different yoga moves like rolling balls with their feet, lifting yoga blocks with their legs, throwing and catching balls and using singing bowls to feel vibrations. A ma high fives a younger man who’s lying on a beanbag on the floor.

We see Rachel talking to camera.

Rachel: And we run these seated yoga sessions to make sure that they’re accessible for people with disabilities.

We see the yoga group sitting on chairs, laughing and smiling together. A young man expands a breathing ball as a lady next to him demonstrates the movement with her arms

Kishan: Relaxing on my floor is really good for me, wasn’t it? Really good for me it is.

A young man, Kishan, talks to camera before we see him demonstrating yoga moves including tapping his body, stretching his arms and touching his toes.

Kishan: It keeps me fit and my body today. [Laughs].

We see a young boy in a blue jumper lying on a green mat on the floor. We see bubbles floating in the air around him.

Rachel: We also have sensory explorers which is a specialist preschool group for children ages 0-5 with complex disabilities.

We see the young boy throwing and catching on the floor with his dad.

Rob: It’s good because it’s given [Spencer] confidence which is a massive thing for him because he’s had quite a big hospital journey. He was wary of people ad coming here has given him so much more confidence.

We see a man holding his young son, Spencer in his arms. We then see Spencer playing with her dad and Alfie at a sad table, scooping up and pouring sand with plastic cups.

Rob: He now says hello to people he sees in the street rather than hiding from them.

We see Alfie and his mum Karla, touching an interactive TV screen. When they touch the screen, butterflies appear.

Karla: We didn’t have anything like this before we came here. It was hard to find groups that Alfie fits in at. We came to mainstream groups but they just didn’t get Alfie’s different needs.

We see Karla holding Alfie and then Alfie playing.

A group of people are playing badminton in a sports hall.

Rachel: And we also have our sports and physical activity sessions.

A young man, Harry, talks to the camera.

Harry: It’s lovely and all the staff are amazing. It’s exercise and it’s amazing.

We see Harry playing badminton in a sports hall.

Rachel: We’ve got high hopes for Sense Hub Loughborough. We want to create a thriving community hub where people with complex disabilities and their families can come and learn, try new things and access specialist support.

We see shots of young children playing in the sensory room. A woman wearing a Sense lanyard blows bubbles into the air as a young boy and girl giggle.

Rachel: We also want people to come, make new friends and have fun.

The is replaced with two dots. Orange on the left and purple on the right. The dots spin around the screen then comes together in the centre, forming two hands with the letter S in the middle. This is the Sense logo. Text appears below the logo.

Sense. No one left out of life