Sense Connect

Many Sense services are now available online through the Sense Connect programme

About Sense Connect

For over 65 years, Sense has offered a wide range of support for families, adults and children with complex disabilities, including deafblindness, to tackle social isolation and ensure people are less lonely and more connected with their communities.

A series of Sense services are now available online, to tackle loneliness and isolation, through the Sense Connect programme. These services are all funded by the Government Loneliness Fund and are free of charge.

If you have any questions at all about Sense Connect – please get in touch with us by emailing sense.connect@sense.org.uk.

Virtual Buddying

The Sense Buddying service helps make friends by matching a person with disabilities with a volunteer.

Virtual Buddying is for anyone aged 5 or over living in the UK who has a disability.

Find out more about Virtual Buddying

Sense Specialist Services for Children and Young People

The Sense Specialist Services for Children and Young People also offers advice, support and activity sessions for children and young people aged up to 25 who have a multi-sensory impairment (deafblindness) or a single sensory impairment and additional needs. They also offer virtual support groups for parents and carers.

To find out more about our specialist children's services, ask for advice or find out about support groups, contact our advice line.

Siblings and Young Carers

The Siblings and Young Carers project supports the wellbeing of young people with caring responsibilities. The project includes both age-appropriate group sessions and one-to-one peer sessions where young people can share their experiences and interests with a fellow sibling or young carer.

The Siblings and Young Carers project is suitable for young people aged 5-18 who have a sibling or parent with complex communication needs.

Make a referral to the Siblings and Young Carers project

Sense Arts, Sports and Wellbeing

As leaders in inclusive Arts, Sport & Wellbeing we are dedicated to empowering people with complex disabilities to lead creative and active lives.

As part of the Sense Connect programme we are delivering accessible programmes that give everyone the time and space to take part.  We provide a mixture of live sessions, pre-recorded videos, written activity sheets and/or specialist equipment bundles sent out to homes. 

What we do

Sports – Sport and physical activity plays a key role in keeping people fit and healthy, supporting social inclusion, and building confidence through learning new skills and making friends.

Arts & Wellbeing - We believe that arts should be at the heart of great support and that people thrive when they have the space for expression, individuality, connection and understanding. We support disabled people as art-makers and as leaders in their creative field. 

Our arts, sports and wellbeing activities newsletter

We also offer a regular email with a wide variety of arts & sports activities.