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Sense Connect

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.

Please click here to complete a referral form for Specialist Services for Children and Young People

Virtual Buddies

Please click here to complete a referral form for Virtual Buddies

Siblings & Young Carers

Please click here to complete a referral form for the Siblings and Young Carers project

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.

Please click here to find out more and to join the mailing list

If you have any questions at all about Sense Connect – please get in touch with us by emailing

Please note, completing a referral form doesn’t guarantee a service can be provided.



Who to contact

Contact Name
Sian Stamper
Contact Position
Operations Manager (Holidays and Short Breaks)
07970 369696 (Mob)
020 7014 9301 - Direct Line
0300 330 9250 - Reception

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

Where to go

Pentonville Road
N1 9LG

Other Details


Age Ranges

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.