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Sense supports Select Committee call for long term NHS plan

Sense has responded to today’s House of Lord’s Select Committee report on the sustainability of the NHS, which found that a culture of short-term fixes, rather than long-term solutions, is threatening the future of the NHS in its current form. Sense welcomes the committee’s report recommendations,...

Sense calls for Government reassurance following implementation of ESA WRAG changes

Following today’s implementation of the widely criticised plans to reduce financial support for new recipients of the Employment Support Allowance Work Related Activity Group (ESA WRAG) by £30 per week, national disability charity, Sense, is calling for urgent clarification from the Government on...

Sense responds to Government’s Work, Health and Disability green paper: Improving Lives

Sense has responded to the Government’s Improving Lives green paper consultation, which focuses on how to increase support for disabled people entering employment, work-related benefit assessments, and how to support employers to employ more disabled people. Sense recently released the Realising...

Sense urges Government to promote life chances for disabled in Queen's Speech

Ahead of the Queen's Speech this Wednesday, Sense is calling on the Government to set out concrete plans to improve life chances and build opportunities for people with disabilities. The Queen's Speech is a strong opportunity to deliver on the Government’s ambitious vision to break down barriers...

Jake's story

“Play is a time that we don’t have to think about tube feedings, hospital visits and tests, but unfortunately there are so many obstacles in the way” In an extract from The Case for Play report, Abi and Nick Roman explain the barriers that prevent her son from accessing the play opportunities...

Luke's story

“Parents treated our son like his condition was contagious” In an extract from The Case for Play report, Liz Randall reveals the attitude of other parents is just one of the challenges faced by parents with multiple needs. For Luke Randall, play is not simply about having fun, it’s a crucial...

Stella's story

"You have to fight hard to ensure that your child is treated equally" In an extract from The Case for Play report, Jo Snow reveals some of the barriers that prevent her child from having equal opportunities to play. As any parent knows, play is a vital part of a child’s development – it helps...

Ruby's story

"Finding an environment where my daughter could participate in play was a lifeline" In an extract from The Case for Play report, Lesley Rogers discusses the difficulties she has experienced trying to provide her daughter with the opportunity to play, and how simple adaptations can make a big...

Play-in in Parliament

To mark the launch of The Case for Play report, on Wednesday 24 February, Sense hosted a reception at the Houses of Parliament. The report is the result of a public inquiry into the challenges that children with multiple needs face when accessing play opportunities in England and Wales. The...

The Case for Play

A report by the national deafblind charity, Sense, reveals the severe restrictions facing disabled children in accessing play. It identifies failings at every level that result in disabled children missing out on play opportunities that are vital to their emotional, social and physical ...

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