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Improvement of Employer Attitudes Crucial for Disabled Jobseekers

National disability charity responds to new findings from the Centre for Social Justice, and calls for the Government to actively work with employers to promote disabled people. New polling from the Centre for Social Justice showed that two thirds (63 per cent) of HR decision makers think there are barriers to hiring disabled people, and that only a third (33 ... Read More »

Lincolnshire Disability Centre to Receive Royal Visitor

Sense patron, HRH The Princess Royal, will visit the charity’s day service in Bourne HRH The Princess Royal will visit the Sense day service in Bourne, Lincolnshire on February 3. HRH The Princess Royal, who has been a patron of Sense since 1989, will visit the national disability charity’s local centre, which supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or ... Read More »

Deafblind ‘Undateables’ Star Announces Photography Exhibition

Ian Treherne announces major solo exhibition of his photographic work in London  Ian Treherne, a deafblind photographer who starred in hit TV show ‘The Undateables’ earlier in the year, has announced a new solo exhibition in London. Ian, 38 from Rochford, Essex, was born partially deaf and with limited vision, due to a condition called Usher Syndrome, which causes progressive ... Read More »

Charity partners with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation to deliver accessible sports sessions

Multi-sports sessions aimed at young people with sight and hearing impairments The national programme is being funded by Sport England, with a focus on London and the West Midlands The multi-sports sessions are a number of activities being run by national disability charity Sense   National disability charity, Sense has partnered with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the charitable arm of the ... Read More »

Deafblind people from around Europe to participate in Exmoor activity week

Over 60 people to take part in a week of outdoor activity at the Calvert Trust outdoor adventure centre in Exmoor, Devon Initiative developed in partnership with Sense, the National deafblind charity, and the Deafblind International Outdoor Network Deafblind people from the UK and around Europe will be gathering to enjoy a week of sporting activity in Devon from the ... Read More »

Sport England funding will increase sporting opportunities for deafblind people

Grant of £424,958 has been awarded to national deafblind charity, Sense, to fund the ‘Sporting Sense’ project. Sense, the national deafblind charity, has been awarded a grant of £424,958 from Sport England to increase opportunities for people with deafblindness to participate in sport and physical activity through its ‘Sporting Sense’ project. Sense will use the investment to continue developing a ... Read More »

Sense celebrates Deafblind Awareness Week with activities across the UK

Deafblind Awareness Week runs from the 24 June – 3 July 2016 and aims to raise awareness of the issues facing people who are deafblind.  Theme this year is ‘older people’, with over 250,000 people aged over 70 living with sight and hearing loss. Events this year, include a deafblind art exhibition in London, a mass participation ‘sensory walk’ in Exeter and a ... Read More »

Activity day and sensory walk in Exeter for Deafblind Awareness Week

Day will include signing and braille introduction, arts and craft displays and 4 km sensory walk Sensory walk is inspired by Roger Mulholland, who organised last year’s event Sense, the national deafblind charity, will host a day of activities in Exeter on Friday 24 June to coincide with Deafblind Awareness Week which runs from the 24-30 June. The day, which ... Read More »

Sense Responds to Report Highlighting that Equality Act is Failing Disabled People

National deafblind charity is calling on the Government to urgently address the barriers preventing equality for disabled people. National deafblind charity, Sense, has raised concerns over the findings of today’s report into discrimination against disabled people by the House of Lords. The report found that despite the Equality Act, disabled people still face daily barriers to living an independent life, ... Read More »

National charity launches its eighth annual awards

Nominations are open for the Signature Annual Awards. The Awards are firmly established as respected annual event to celebrate those who are breaking down the barriers for deaf and deafblind people. Hosted by charity and awarding body Signature, the eighth successful annual awards event, focuses on recognising and celebrating pioneers and unsung heroes, who through education and training are striving ... Read More »

Minister of State for Children and Families highlights the importance of play and commends national charity Sense

Edward Timpson, Minister of State for Children and Families has highlighted the important role play has in supporting all young children to develop and prepare for later learning. The comment came in response to a written parliamentary question submitted by Andrew Stephenson MP, with support from deafblind charity, Sense. Mr. Timpson also welcomed the charity’s Case for Play report and ... Read More »

Living with hearing loss relief

National deafblind charity Sense has today (19 November) commended North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group’s decision not to restrict hearing aid provision.  The charity has previously been critical of North Staffordshire CCG’s decision to withdraw NHS funded hearing aids for adults with mild to moderate adult-onset hearing loss.  Sense argued that cuts to hearing aid provision were not cost  effective as it would reduce the quality of life for ... Read More »