Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. Deafblindness refers to a combination of sight and hearing impairment which causes difficulties in a range of areas including communication, access to information and mobility.
At Sense we offer high-quality, flexible services across the UK, using skilled staff and a dedicated network of volunteers. We work with a wide range of deafblind and multi-sensory impaired people, as well as those who have a single-sensory impairment with additional needs. We work with children, young people, adults and older people with a progressive sight and hearing loss, offering a range of housing, educational and leisure opportunities.
We also work to influence public policy on a range of issues affecting deafblind people including education, health, social care and welfare benefits. Sense's public policy team is committed to working closely with deafblind people, families and professionals, both to identify the key issues for our public policy work and to support them to be involved in our contact with decision-makers.