Sense Awards

The Sense Awards celebrate the achievements of deafblind people and those who support them.

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Nominations for the Sense Awards 2015 are now open!

We want to hear from you about all the wonderful successes and achievements of deafblind people and those who support them. There are so many people across the country who are making a real difference to deafblind people’s lives, lets celebrate their achievements!

Last year we celebrated a broad range of triumphs and successes; from Ian Huggett ‘Deafblind Person of the Year’ who has overcome personal challenges to become independent and a real role model to others, to the Huddersfield Marathon Band ‘Powerful Partnership’ winners who through incredible fundraising efforts raised over £100,000 for Sense!  You can find out more about the Sense Awards 2014 and all of last year’s amazing winners.

If you know someone like Ian or the Huddersfield Marathon Band who is achieving something great why not nominate them for this year’s Sense Awards?

You can nominate an individual, a project, or a team in the following categories:

Deafblind Person of the Year

Is a deafblind person you know excelling in a particular area, are they overcoming obstacles, or perhaps have seen successes in campaigning, fundraising, awareness-raising, or volunteering? Make your nomination for the Deafblind Person of the Year award now.

Young Deafblind Person of the Year

Do you know a deafblind person under the age of 25 who has been particularly creative, overcome adversity with courage, or made a positive impact in their community, family or friends?  Perhaps they have learned a new skills and used this to help themselves in their everyday life or to help others? Make your nomination for the Young Deafblind Person of the Year award now.

Sense Award for Creativity

Do you know someone whose creativity and commitment has produced something wonderful? Perhaps they have taken centre stage, produced a work of art, or been innovative in their thinking? Make your nomination for the Sense Award for Creativity now.

Sense Arts Partnership Award

Sense values The Arts – the benefits of being creative and expressing your self can be monumental. Do you know an organisation which has worked alongside Sense for the benefit of those we support? The Sense Awards is a great time to say thank you. Make your nomination for the Sense Arts Partnership award now.

Carer of the Year

Do you know a person with caring responsibilities or a family member who is remarkable? Have they supported you or someone you know to do something new or exciting? Make your nomination for the Carer of the Year award now.

Change Maker of the Year

Are you in touch with professionals or organisations who have spearheaded good practice, been innovative in their approach, supported positive change for a deafblind person or family member, or perhaps enabled deafblind people to have successes? Make your nomination for the Change Maker of the Year award now.

Blogger of the Year

Blogging or sharing your story and your thoughts is a way to connect with, comfort, and inspire others. Do you know someone who has made a difference by sharing their story - whatever the medium? Make your nomination for the Blogger of the Year award now.

Powerful Partnership of the Year

An opportunity to celebrate organisations that have supported our work through fundraising or gifts in kind, who have worked with us to promote a cause or strengthened the support Sense has been able to offer deafblind people. Make your nomination for the Powerful Partnership of the Year award now.

Good Service Award

What organisations do you know that have been innovative in their work to accommodate deafblind people? Perhaps they have changed the way they work to enable a deafblind person to access facilities, provided training for staff, or even modified a building. Make your nomination for the Good Service award now.

Volunteer of the Year

An opportunity to celebrate Sense volunteers who have developed new skills, shown commitment, and exceeded expectations. Perhaps they have improved the delivery of a service or function. Make your nomination for the Volunteer of the Year award now.

We look forward to receiving your nominations!

Nominations will close in October 2015. If you have any questions about the awards or would like any further information please contact us at or 020 7014 9328 (voice and text).

First published: Monday 14 May 2012
Updated: Thursday 30 July 2015