Sense Cymru, TouchBase Wales

Sense Cymru TouchBase Wales provides a range of services across Wales for deafblind people and their families.

While the main focus of our work is with people who have a dual sensory loss – a loss of sight and hearing at a level where people are experiencing difficulties with mobility, accessing information and communication - we also work with individuals who have a single sensory loss and other disabilities. 

How we help

With staff based in North, Mid, West and South Wales, Sense Cymru’s services include:

  • Specialist one-to-one support for deafblind people through both communicator guides and intervenors
  • Outreach support to children, families and deafblind adults in their own homes
  • Specialist assessments of both deafblind adults and children
  • A range of training courses
  • Local and national campaigning
  • Policy advice and engagement with the Welsh Government and local authorities
  • Specialist advice on deafblindness to colleagues in the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors

Support in the community

"I would like to say thank you for your help and encouragement and for visiting me in my home. Because of my health problems and associated drugs that have left me weak, this is the only way I can get out.

"Once again many thanks to you all for your kindness to me over the years."
Deafblind lady, aged 85

"I get such a lot from the service. To have help with my communication means a lot. Without this service I wouldn’t have the confidence to go out alone. People have no patience. I’m very grateful.”

"I can't measure the pleasure I get out of it."
Communicator Guide service users

Take a break

Sense Cymru has a holiday chalet located in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park which can be booked by contacting the office (details below).

The chalet is fully accessible and suitable for wheelchair users. Priority booking is given to deafblind people and their families.

Join us

Interested in joining us? Why not take a look at our Work with us and Current vacancies pages, and the Volunteering pages under our Get involved section.

Our main office is in Caerphilly which has excellent access by road and rail connections within two minutes of the office.

If you have a question, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll try to help in whatever way we can.

Sense Cymru, TouchBase Wales
Caerphilly Business Park
Van Road
CF83 3ED

CanolBwynt Cymru
Parc Busnes Caerffili
Heol y Fan
CF83 3ED

Tel: 0300 330 9280
Textphone: 0300 330 9282 
Fax: 0300 330 9281

First published: Monday 14 May 2012
Updated: Monday 3 July 2017