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“A good start for social care but long-term strategy still needed”, Sense respond

National disability charity, Sense, responds to Government investment in social care announced in Spring Budget Following today’s Spring Budget [8 March], national disability charity, Sense, has responded to the news that the Government plans to ease the current financial pressures facing social care by delivering £2billion over the next three years, alongside a new green paper focusing on the future of ... Read More »

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 »

Charity launches pioneering screening programme for infant deafblindness in Kenya and Uganda

 First sensory screening and early intervention programme for infants with multi-sensory impairments in East Africa 300,000 infants expected to be screened during the three year pilot Programme funded by UK fundraising appeal that raised over £700,000 Simon Moraa, one of the first infants to be screened. Sense International, a global charity supporting deafblind children and adults, has launched a pioneering ... Read More »

Short breaks programme for disabled children and young people

The programme, run by disability charity Sense, and in partnership with Birmingham City Council,  has been praised for the respite it provides to families, and vital developmental benefits for the participants Local children and young people with complex needs will be provided with up to three trips away from home over the course of the year The charity is appealing ... Read More »

Young disabled people enjoy woodland holiday supported by national charity

A group of 10 young people, with a range of disabilities, recently enjoyed a short break at Macaroni Wood in Gloucestershire, run by national disability charity Sense. The holidaymakers, with the help of team leaders and volunteers, crammed the week with fun filled activities including; a bouncy castle, walks in the wood, cooking classes, musical sessions and a visit from ... Read More »

Government’s employment plans ‘out of sync’ with its ambitions to help disabled people into work

National disability charity, Sense, warns that shrinking specialist employment support system will further marginalise disabled jobseekers National disability charity, Sense, has responded to the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) report which highlights that proposed cuts to funding in the Government’s employment programmes will see 45,000 fewer disabled people offered specialist support to find jobs. Warning that the new Work and ... Read More »

Sense responds to news of Labour early years taskforce

National disability charity, Sense, has responded to the news that the Labour Party intends to launch an early years taskforce looking into childcare provision and early-years learning. The taskforce, announced by shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner, as part of this year’s Labour Party Conference, will aim to ensure that all children and parents have access to quality, affordable childcare. Sense, ... 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 »

Sense respond to TFL’s badges for disabled passengers

Sense, the national deafblind charity, responds to TFL’s ‘Baby on Board-style’ badges for disabled passengers Sense, the national deafblind charity, has welcomed Transport for London’s announcement that Londoners with disabilities will be offered badges which will encourage other passengers on to board to give up their seat. The “Baby on board-style” accessories, which say “Please offer me a seat”, are being ... Read More »