Sense residential care services allow people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs to live together with a number of other people in a supportive, friendly home setting.
Choosing how you live your life
You will have your own room, an individual care plan and Sense staff will be available to you 24 hours a day. All our residential care settings are adapted to make sure they are accessible to the individuals who live there.
You will be at the heart of planning and developing your residential care with Sense. We will give you as much choice and control as possible about how you live your life.
We are communication experts. We will take time to understand your way of communicating, whether that is through speech, sign, symbols, objects of reference, gestures or body language. Our pioneering Total Communication approach will support you to express what matters to you – your likes and dislikes; your needs, goals and aspirations. Then we will make sure these are clearly understood by everyone.
You will be encouraged to take part in the day-to-day running of your home. This might include planning and preparing meals, looking after your home environment, gardening and choosing other activities you would like to do.
Choosing to be part of your community
We will support you to communicate with other people, including your family and friends, develop your interests, friendships and involvement in your local community, if you wish.
If you live near a Sense resource centre, you may wish to spend time there and take part in our exciting arts, sport and wellbeing programmes. These activities are all designed to help you learn new skills, express yourself and grow in confidence.
We want you to have complete peace of mind
We have cared for people in Sense residential settings for many years. We have a number of ways of making sure that we are providing a high quality, person-centred service:
- The accommodation and care provision that Sense provides is inspected by the Care Quality Commission. View our CQC ratings.
- We use external benchmarks, such as the widely recognised REACH standards.
- We have our own Quality Framework to regularly review and develop each service.
- Our Sense Users’ Reference Group plays an important role in making sure we never lose sight of the person at the centre of our services.
First published: Thursday 1 September 2016
Updated: Friday 19 May 2017