Our fantastic partners make it possible for Sense to support people with complex disabilities to live life to the full.
Find out more about some of our current and past corporate partnerships.
Sense is partnering with Thames Water to raise awareness of their Priority Services Register, helping them to support people with complex disabilities.
Our partnership has encouraged 4,000 customers to join the Priority Services Register since January 2022, with Thames Water reporting a 900% increase in sign-ups in the first month since launch!
Our partnership with Veolia Environmental Trust helped us build a brand new community garden at Sense TouchBase Pears.
For many disabled people, access to the natural environment is often complicated, with so many barriers getting in the way. That’s why we set out to improve community facilities at our centre in Selly Oak, Birmingham. This donation supports our Connecting Communities project, which is disabled-led, in consultation with disabled people and developed by award-winning disabled horticulturalist and designer Mark Lane.
Sense is partnering with Severn Trent to develop employment and training opportunities for disabled people, removing barriers to the world of work.
With Sense, Severn Trent Academy enhanced their employment and training offers for disabled people. Severn Trent staff have received training from Sense in:
- Deaf awareness
- Sight loss awareness
- Assistive technology
- Access to Work
In April 2022, Severn Trent sponsored Sense’s Pan Disability Job Fair, supporting 150 disabled jobseekers to meet 23 employers. The Severn Trent Community Fund also partnered with Sense to help us create a new sensory studio for children at Sense TouchBase Pears, our centre in Birmingham.
Staff at Mondelez International in Birmingham have volunteered and fundraised for Sense in lots of different ways over the years. In return, we’ve provided BSL training for staff at Cadbury World.
Mike Hobin, Area PCM at Mondelez International, says: “We got in touch with Sense to look at volunteering and fundraising activities and over the years have contributed to Tea Parties, Shop Swaps, event stewarding and more. We have also met some fantastic people and gained a lasting relationship with the local community.”
In 2018, partnering with the accountancy firm, Mazars, we achieved a new Guinness World Record for the world’s biggest tactile signing lesson. Mazars staff also took part in an epic cycling challenge covering 1,000 miles to raise money for Sense, starting in Glasgow and ending up by Tower Bridge in London!
Want to find out more about partnering with Sense?
From payroll giving to employee volunteering initiatives, there are lots of ways for us to work together.