Support for adults

We offer a broad range of personalised and flexible support, including additional, highly specialised support that you may need to live a full and connected life.

If you have complex communication needs, being understood and making connections may not come easily, especially in a world that relies on being able to see and hear well.

At Sense, we offer a broad range of personalised and flexible support built around your wishes and needs, supporting you to develop your skills, grow in confidence and get the most out of life.

We support people in their home, in the community and at our centres, in their education and transition to adulthood and through our holidays, arts, sport and wellbeing programmes.

Also, we offer practical help and support to families and carers, including information, advice, short breaks and family events.

Our aim is simple - to help you to express yourself your way; to be understood by others; to make your own choices; and to enjoy a meaningful and fulfilling life forged through friendships and connections. To be defined by you, not your label.

We do this because we believe that everyone, no matter how complex their communication needs, deserves the right to be connected and part of society.

Sense Specialist Services for adults

We are communication experts and offer a range of additional specialist services to adults with complex communication needs and Usher syndrome.

If you are using a Sense service

Our Sense Practice Development team work across our services to develop positive and person-centred approaches for you.

This includes specialist sight and hearing, mobility, touch and environment assessments, communication assessments, relationship advice and support, and positive behaviour advice, support and guidance.

You can access this support if you already use a Sense service.

Find out more about the work of Sense Practice Development

If you have Usher syndrome

Our Usher team give specialist advice, support and training to people with Usher syndrome, their families and professionals.

You may also be interested in being connected to one of our support groups or networks.

If you need a Care Act assessment

Our Practice Development team also offer Care Act assessments if you have complex communication needs, including those who are deafblind/multi-sensory impaired.

All our assessors are qualified to Level 5 and can carry out complex assessments.

You do not need to be using a Sense service to have a Sense Care Act assessment. Your local authority can refer you, or you can contact us directly.

Support for older people with sight and hearing loss

 The older we are, the more likely we are to have sight and hearing problems. We have produced dedicated information and run specific sessions for older people.

Get in touch

Get in touch for information and advice about support for adults

Contact us