For over 65 years, Sense has offered a wide range of support for families, adults and children with complex disabilities, including deafblindness, which help tackle social isolation and ensures individuals are less lonely and more connected with their communities. With physical contact now restricted, a series of Sense services are now also available online, to tackle the issue, through the Sense Connect programme. The below Sense services are all funded by the Government Loneliness Fund and are free of charge, running until the end of December.
The Sense Children and Families service are offering information and advice, and specialist support and activity sessions, online, for those families that are unable to visit its day centres. Sense Specialist Services for Children and Young People team are running both group sessions bespoke, individualised virtual sessions to increase a young person’s communication skills, access to information and play skills. These sessions will provide the children with meaningful interactions to increase confidence and well-being. We are also providing virtual support groups for parents and carers. These sessions are suitable for children/young people aged 0-25 who have a multi-sensory impairment (deafblindness) or a single sensory impairment and additional needs.
Siblings & Young Carers
The Sense Arts and Sports service, which supports people with complex disabilities to access arts and wellbeing activities, as well as sport and physical activity sessions, now also run sessions online, and include the sharing of meaningful resources between volunteers, disabled people and families. The sessions are interactive, fun and enable people to be creative.
If you have any questions at all about Sense Connect – please get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, completing a referral form doesn’t guarantee a service can be provided.