For professionals

If you support a child or adult who is deafblind or has complex disabilities, contact Sense’s specialist services team for advice and support.

Email us at [email protected] or see other ways you can contact us.

At Sense, we’ve developed a range of resources for professionals working with disabled people. 

This information hub contains guides, curricula, research reports and tools aimed at professionals working in health, social care, education or policymaking and research.

Healthcare

Education professionals

Policy, public affairs and research

Sense’s policy, public affairs and research team engages with government to ensure that people with complex disabilities have a voice in policy. 

Our research provides insight and knowledge that help the general public, decision makers and organisations to make changes that benefit people who are deafblind or have other complex disabilities. We also provide regular policy briefings and articles, and we explain our approach to engaging with government on disability issues.

Visit our policy, public affairs and research centre.

Arts and wellbeing

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Sense is dedicated to empowering people with complex disabilities to lead creative and active lives. Our arts and wellbeing team has a host of resources, information and training packages to help service providers offer sensory experiences for people who are deafblind or disabled.

Explore more arts and wellbeing resources.

Sports and activities

For commissioners 

Sense provides a range of services for people of all ages, many of which receive fees and funding from local authorities.  Our services overview explains what support Sense provides and how each is funded.

Other disability charities, organisations, and resources

We work with many other organisations to improve the world for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities. We’ve pulled together a list of other service providers, charities, and organisations that specialise in helping blind, deaf, or disabled people.

Safeguarding

This page is about safeguarding for children and adults with complex disabilities or learning disabilities. It tells you what safeguarding is, with a link to the different laws and systems in place in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

It covers abuse and neglect, how to tell if someone is being abused or neglected, and what to do if you think you are being abused or neglected or if someone else is. It also has links for further information and support.

Get in touch

If you would like to find more information or support on service provision, policy or support for people who are deafblind or disabled, please get in touch with us at [email protected] or visit our get in touch page for other ways to contact us.

You can also learn more about Sense services or discover more resources aimed at parents and carers in our information and advice centre.

This content was last reviewed in April 2022. We’ll review it again next year.