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Sense - for people who are deafblind, with sensory impairments or complex needs

Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

Our expertise in supporting individuals with communication needs benefits people of all ages, as well as their families and carers. 

Founded in 1955 by a group of families affected by rubella, Sense developed specialist skills and knowledge in supporting people to communicate, express themselves and grow in independence. This experience now enables Sense to help people with a much wider range of disabilities.

Our patron is HRH Princess Royal.

What we do

Sense provides information and advice, offers a wide range of flexible services and campaigns passionately for the rights of the people we serve.

Our specialist services are built around the wishes and needs of the individual, supporting people to be as independent as possible.

Our services include a range of housing options, resource centres, educational support, short breaks and arts, sport and wellbeing programmes.


Sense Information and Advice Service is part of the SEND Information Organisations Group (SENDIOG) - a network of like minded organisations that provide free and impartial advice to children, young people and their families.

Who to contact

0300 330 9256
020 7520 0972
Related Organisation
Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Organisations Group (SENDIOG)

Who is it for?

Supporting People With
Profound or Multiple Needs
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Last updated date:
25 September 2017


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