Our videos are excellent illustrations of who Sense helps and our work with deafblind people.
The videos below show how we support adults and children with multi-sensory impairments and their families around the UK.
Our work covers everything from helping young deafblind children to communicate, to providing support workers who are on hand to help a person with limited vision step out confidently and with independence.
Some of our Communicator Guides work with people who have limited communication options, helping them to find their voice, have fun, and to make their own lifestyle decisions and choices. Other Sense Communicator Guides have supported deafblind people of all ages to study and acquire the qualifications to fulfil lifetime ambitions and become employed.
Please take a moment to look at our short videos. If you would like further media-related information about our work with deafblind people, do get in touch with our PR and media team who will be happy to help you.
Noah was born with a rare chromosome disorder, causing serious hearing and sight difficulties, making an ordinary life impossible. Sense’s Woodside Centre helps children like Noah, and his family, to communicate with special sensory stimulation activities like music therapy and Makaton, a simple sign language combining hand gestures with spoken words. These activities also allow Noah to experience the novelty of play like any other toddler.
Sam is 21, and has congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). She has been in contact with Sense for 19 years, who, along with her mum Edel, have helped her during the important stages of her life. She has been transformed from a child with limited communication options to a young woman who is increasingly able to communicate with those around her by using hand-on-hand signing.
Janet has Usher syndrome and has been completely blind and profoundly deaf from a young age. However, this has done little to hinder her ambitions. Using hand-on-hand sign language and a tenacious will, Janet has achieved over 40 qualifications, from aromatherapy to Swedish massage.
Sue and Andy
Sue and Andy, who both have Usher syndrome, met through Sense eight years ago. But getting out and about is not always easy, especially for Sue who finds walking difficult without a guide. To help them both they have a Sense Support Worker who can drive them to appointments and help them with everyday tasks outside the house.
Ninety-six year-old Edith, who lives alone, has lost some of her sense of isolation and regained much independence with the help of Alison, her Older Person's Outreach Worker, since she has been in touch with Sense.
First published: Monday 14 May 2012
Updated: Tuesday 30 July 2013