Sense awarded £2.2 million by Sport England
Sense will expand its programme of sport and physical activity provision, working with local partners to run accessible activities across the UK.
Sense welcomes government’s commitment to increase benefits in-line with inflation
But temporary cash payments may not be enough for disabled people facing crisis.
New study shows the extent to which disabled people were struggling before the cost of living crisis
A new study, published today, shows why disabled households are so exposed to rising costs, and why it’s critical government uprate benefits in-line with inflation.
Sense announces emergency financial support for disabled households
A thousand families living with a loved one with complex disabilities will receive a £500 grant from Sense to support them during the cost-of-living crisis .
Sense responds to Beyoncé re-recording song omitting offensive lyric
“Beyoncé has a history of championing inclusivity, and we’re happy that she’s listened to feedback and agreed to rerecord the lyric that many disabled people find offensive.”
Disability charities write to future PM hopefuls calling for greater financial support for disabled people
50 disability charities, including Sense, Contact and the National Autistic Society, have written to the two remaining candidates in the race to become the next leader of the Conservative party.
£75k grant for disability services in Leicestershire
Sense is developing a new ‘hub’ of services to support more disabled people living in the region.
Rising costs in the UK push more than half of disabled households into debt
New research reveals disabled people and family carers are at breaking point.
Government needs to ensure measures go beyond the immediate crisis
Sense responds to cost of living announcement by the Chancellor.
Long-term improvements are positive but do not solve immediate challenges faced by disabled people
Sense is calling on Government to imminently deliver support for disabled people and their families to help tackle the cost of living crisis they’re facing.
One in two local authorities in England fail to employ specialist teachers to support children with sight and hearing loss
Half (52%) of all local authorities fail to employ any multi-sensory impairment (MSI) teachers.
Deaf teen, who inspired over 80,000 Brits to learn sign language in lockdown, is back – in animated form!
Sense Sign School is launched to coincide with Sign Language Week.
Prime Minister recognises Birmingham teen’s volunteering with ‘Points of Light’ Award
16-year-old Tyrese Dibba, who is disabled, got over 80,000 people learning sign language during lockdown.
Delays to the public Covid inquiry will anger disabled people
Over 40,000 people have already signed Sense’s petition calling for disabled people to be heard at the public inquiry.
Call for more disability representation on television, as new research highlights the impact of Strictly finalist Rose Ayling-Ellis
One in five (21%) of the public say they are now interested in learning British Sign Language.
More than two thirds of family carers say their mental health has got worse during the pandemic
Nearly two thirds (62%) of carers have had to take on additional caring responsibilities because of support cuts during the pandemic.
Disabled people want next year’s Covid Inquiry to investigate their experience, as new research highlights the impact of the pandemic
More than three quarters (77%) of disabled people say the Covid Inquiry must investigate what has happened to them, and if it doesn’t, fear the same mistakes will happen again.
“Social care is treated as the Cinderella service, again”
The Government’s long-awaited social care reform plans, revealed today, have prioritised the health system, with the social care system once again treated as the “Cinderella service”.
New research raises fear that disabled people will be left behind as UK reopens
Many disabled people say they are fearful to go out in public, with one in two (56%) concerned about their health.
Disabled people must be a focus of Covid inquiry
Almost two thirds (61%) of disabled people say that there should be an inquiry into the support disabled people have received during the pandemic.
Fear of mental health crisis as loneliness rises dramatically amongst disabled people
Almost two thirds (61%) of disabled people are now chronically lonely, rising to 7 in 10 (70%) of young disabled people.
“We’re being left behind” – Over 38,000 people call for disabled voices to be heard on Covid
On the day Government announce that all Covid restrictions will end in England, new research shows that 7 in 10 disabled people believe they are being left behind.
Sense calls for Government to act as data shows nearly six out of every 10 Covid deaths are disabled people
“Disabled people are three times more likely to die from Covid-19 than non-disabled people. This is even greater for particular groups, such as those with a learning disability.”