Together we can be there for children who are deafblind

By supporting Sense, you become a vital part of an incredible team. We work closely with children who are deafblind or have sensory impairments to find the best way for them to learn to communicate, and to help them reach their full potential.

For children who are deafblind or have sensory impairments and their families there are so many challenges to overcome. And Sense staff are there to help, every step of the way.

Your gifts are making a huge difference to children like William

William’s mother Helen would love to say thank you! Please watch this short video.

“Sense had the knowledge that nobody else had. They enabled us to better understand our son, to know how to better communicate with him...That means so much.”
Helen, William’s mum

Sense helps children to communicate and make friends of their own

Chloe with her school friends Hannah and EdieMaking friends can be really difficult for a child like Chloe who is deafblind. Without the proper support, childhood can be a lonely time. When Chloe's mum, Jane was told that Chloe was not only deaf, but also couldn't see – she couldn't imagine what life for Chloe would be like. How would her little girl communicate? Would she be able to go to school? Would she make friends?

It's been a long journey from that point, but recently Chloe's mum took her for her very first day at school.

Clive, her Consultant Teacher from Sense, helped arrange everything with the school, so she has everything she needs. The team was in place from her very first day to help her to get to know the other children and learn everyone's names. Now she’s settled in well, and has two best friends.

Her mum told us:

“You think about the start she had, and where she is now – it’s just amazing. But it doesn’t happen by magic. It’s happened with lots of support from the council, from her teachers, and from Sense. We wouldn’t be where we are now without Sense’s support.”
Jane, Chloe’s mum

And we couldn’t do it without you...

Gifts from supporters like you help pay for our specialists to:

  • visit children at home, at school and in hospital
  • provide assessments
  • run our parent and child groups
  • offer exciting family activity days
  • send children on holiday
  • run our Information and Advice Service

Together we are helping children who are deafblind like Nadia, Chloe and William communicate, learn, explore, make friends and have fun – to do all the things every child wants to do!

There are so many ways you can help, to find out more please call our supporter care team on 0300 330 9257.

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Thank you for all the ways you support Sense

 

First published: Monday 14 July 2014
Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2015