About Sense Active

Two men smiling and giving the thumbs up at a football eventSport and physical activity is an increasingly important area of work for us at Sense. We believe it can play a key role in improving lives and keeping people fit and healthy.

By participating in an activity, people can gain a whole range of social benefits including increased self-confidence and the chance to make new friends.

Sense Active was launched as a new function within Sense in 2014, following the award of £250,000 from Sport England to deliver an exciting project called Deafblind Active.

The project saw us organising sports and physical activities in London and the West Midlands. Our four priority sports for the project were football, swimming, rowing and gymnastics however we will organised a range of other activities including yoga and cycling.

Following the success of Deafblind Active, Sense was awarded a further grant of over £420,000 from Sport England to deliver Sporting Sense, a continuing project to further increase opportunities for people with deafblindness to participate in sport and physical activity.

Watch the embedded video below, or view our Sense Active - bringing sports opportunities to people with sensory impairments video on YouTube.

For more information about Sense Active, please get in touch:

Alissa Ayling, National Sport Manager
Email alissa.ayling@sense.org.uk
Tel 020 7014 9318

Taylor Huxster, Regional Sports Coordinator
Email taylor.huxster@sense.org.uk
Tel 020 7014 9365

Callan Barber, Regional Sports Coordinator (West Midlands)
Email callan.barber@sense.org.uk
Tel 07813 825 571


First published: Friday 27 February 2015
Updated: Monday 3 July 2017