For over 60 years, Sense has been standing up for disability rights. We believe that no matter how complex your disabilities, you shouldn’t be left out, isolated or unable to fulfil your potential.
Our campaigns are led by disabled people and their families. We support them to fight for change on a local and national level.
Our latest campaigns
What does Sense campaign for?
Quality social care for all
There are millions of families caring for a loved one in the UK who are struggling to get the support they need. Sense is calling on the government to fix the broken social care system.
Fair access to education
Over half of English local authorities don’t provide any specialist teachers to support disabled children. All children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) deserve an education. That’s why we’re asking the government to fund the training of specialist teachers across England.
Tackling loneliness and isolation
Today, almost two-thirds of disabled people are “chronically lonely”. This rises to 70% for young people. We need more accessible communities, to open up society for disabled people.
Disability rights during the pandemic
Did you know that six out of ten people who have died from Covid-19 are disabled? This year, there’ll be a public inquiry into how the UK handled the pandemic and we’re calling for disabled people and their families to be at the heart of the inquiry.
Raising awareness about British Sign Language
British Sign Language (BSL) is the first language for hundreds of thousands of Deaf people. If more people are able to use it, we can make sure fewer people are left out. Want to get started? Try out the basics by signing up for Sense Sign School.
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Once you’ve signed up, we’ll send you emails letting you know how you can support our campaigns. This could be by signing our petitions, writing to your MP or even coming along to parliamentary events.
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