Forum locations

This page lists all the forum and their locations. Please contact a local facilitator to find out more about dates and venues for meetings.

Birmingham
West Midlands
East
South West
London and the South East
North
Wales
Northern Ireland

Birmingham

Birmingham and Malvern Citizens' forum
The members of this forum are people who have been deafblind all their lives and use Sense community and residential services in the West Midlands. Email the forum facilitators, Deb Hughes and Mandy Dawber, for further information.

Birmingham Acquired Deafblind Forum
This forum is for people with acquired deafblindness in the Birmingham area. You can email the forum facilitator, Deb Hughes, for further information.

West Midlands

Coventry forum
This group is for any deafblind, hearing impaired or visually impaired person living in Coventry. Email the forum facilitator, Deb Hughes, for more information.

East

East Anglia forum
The members of this forum are people who have lost their sight and hearing later in life. The forum meet in Norwich, Ipswich and Mettenham Hall. Email the forum facilitator, Diane Lambert, for further information.

Lincolnshire forum
The members of this forum are people who have lost their sight and hearing later in life. The forums meet in Boston, Sleaford and Leasingham. Email the forum facilitator, Amy Drain, for further information.

Market Deeping forum
This forum is for people who live in Sense accommodation in the Market Deeping area. Email the facilitator, Jacqui Jones, for more information.

“It would be just me and my wife and four walls if it wasn’t for the forum”

Forum member

South West

Bristol and Bath forums
The members are people who have lost their sight and hearing later in life. Email the forum facilitator, Matthew Fenlon, for further information.

London and the South East

London forum
This is a new forum for people in the London area. The first meeting took place in September 2012. Email the forum facilitator, Sam Hayday, for further information.

Kent Empowerment group
This group is for people who have lost their sight and hearing later in life and live in Kent. It is a ‘social group with a purpose’ and its members have chosen to work together to campaign to improve safety and accessibility of pavements in Kent. Contact the forum facilitator, Sharon James, for further information.

Herfordshire forum
This is a new forum for people in the Hertfordshire area. Contact the forum facilitator, Clark Mullen, for further information.

Isle of Wight
This forum is for people who were born deafblind or have lost their sight and hearing later in life. Email the forum facilitator, Sharon Bryant, for further information. 

North

Forum in the North
The members of this forum are people who have been deafblind all their lives and live in Sense residential and supported living services in Leeds and Rotherham. Email the forum facilitator, Tom Pullan, for further information.  Read an article about the first meeting of the Forum in the North.

Ashley Court 'foodie forum'
This is a forum of service users at the Ashley Court day centre. The forum members prepare food and eat together to encourage social bonding and new experiences through trying different flavours and textures of food. Email the forum facilitator, Anne Telling, for further information.

Wales

Caerphilly forum
The members of this forum are people who have lost their sight and hearing later in life. Email the facilitators Angela Graham or Michael Power for further information.

Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus forum
The members of this forum are older people who have lost their sight and hearing later in life. Email the forum facilitator, Michelle Simpson, for further information.

Meadowbank Resource Centre
The members of this forum were deafblind people who use the resource centre. Email the forum facilitator, Amanda Johnston, for further information.

NI Older People (Western Board)
This is a forum for people who have lost their sight and hearing later in life. The meetings are in Londonderry. Email the forum facilitator, Michelle Simpson, for further information.

NI Usher
This is a forum for people who have Usher Syndrome. The meetings are in Londonderry. Email the forum facilitator, Michelle Simpson, for further information.

If you’d like to find out about how forums are supported and developed across the country, please contact:

Information and Advice team
Tel:  0300 330 9256
Textphone:  0300 330 9256
Email: info@sense.org.uk

First published: Tuesday 21 August 2012
Updated: Tuesday 22 December 2015