Living independently

Sense can offer you advice, information and practical support about living independently.

We can help you to consider and choose from various options and help you to take as much control as you wish with the right support and facilities for independent living in the community.

Watch a video showcasing some of the work we do in helping people who are deafblind live independently.

We can help you with decision-making over such things as:


Life story

Joe Coffin is one of our Ambassadors, and both works and volunteers for Sense. Born partially deaf and with deteriorating eyesight, Joe says: 'But that has not stopped me from enjoying life and living as independently as possible.' Do read his inspiring account of his extremely busy life!


If you have any questions our Advice and support team are waiting to hear from you!

First published: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Updated: Tuesday 22 December 2015