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Elmer the patchwork elephant comes to mac Birmingham this Easter with BSL and relaxed performances

Join Elmer on a vibrant, musical safari through the jungle to celebrate everything that makes us unique. Full of original song, audience participation, colourful costumes and a chance to join Elmer in the Elmer’s Day Parade. Produced by Riverside Performing Arts, it will enthral and captivate even the youngest audience members as they learn with Elmer that everyone is special ... Read More »

Groundbreaking show for PMLD audiences on tour

Multi-sensory, immersive theatre show for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities to undertake mammoth 59 date UK tour, January – May 2017 Frozen Light theatre company are taking Home, their latest bold and exciting production, devised specifically for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) on an extensive tour of England, Scotland and Wales. This is the most ... Read More »

Turn an ear to hear – a simple head turn to improve understanding of speech in noisy environments

Listeners in a noisy situation benefit from facing slightly away from the person they are listening to, turning one ear towards the speech, concludes a study by Cardiff University, funded by UK charity Action on Hearing Loss (RNID). This listening tactic was found to be especially beneficial for cochlear implant users who typically struggle in noisy social settings such as ... Read More »

New Sensory Experience For Special Needs School in the Salford Diocese

Pupils at St John Vianney School are set to benefit from a state-of-the-art sensory room from the UK’s most innovative sensory equipment specialist thanks to funding from national sports charity The Lord’s Taverners. Leading sensory specialist Experia designed and installed the room at St John Vianney School, which uses state of the art technology to enable the environment to be ... Read More »

Quality mark awarded to Council’s visual impairment team

Bradford Council’s visual impairment team, which is part of the sensory service, has been awarded a quality mark for the work they do in supporting children and young people with visual impairment across the Bradford District. The award is made by regional heads of visual impairment services across the Yorkshire and Humber. It follows a lengthy assessment process which included ... Read More »

Relaxed Performance of Boy at the Almeida Theatre

A Relaxed Performance of Boy, a new play by Leo Butler, directed by Sacha Wares, will take place at the Almeida Theatre on Wednesday 11 May at 1.30pm. All tickets will be £10; tickets for companions and support workers are free. Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people ... Read More »

Sense responds to the government’s decision to reform the way eligibility for PIP is assessed

Government announces additional cuts of 1.2billion for disabled people on the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) National deafblind charity Sense has responded to the government announcement that it will push forward with plans to change the eligibility criteria for people applying to receive the Personal Independence Payment. Under the proposed changes, people who qualify for the benefit due to their use ... Read More »

Square Launch the first Mobile Sensory Bus

The UK’s first mobile sensory room is now ready to be enjoyed by disabled children and adults across the Midlands. The Square Peg Foundation are delighted to announce that after months of planning and fund raising they are unveiling the UK’s first ever mobile sensory room, on Sunday 10th January2016 at The Gracechurch Centre, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1PA.  Ribbon cutting ... Read More »

Learning Disabilities: Top tips for Christmas

The festive season can be an extremely stressful time for children with autism.  For most families, Christmas is a time of celebration and fun. The odd bah-humbug moment aside, most of us would probably admit to enjoying the sheer indulgence of it all. If, however, a member of your family has autism and/or a learning disability, it may be a ... Read More »


In anticipation for an article I am writing in the next issue, here’s my Sensory Selfie. People all over the world live with a sensory processing issue. Sensory selfies are a way to spread awareness on social media some of the difficulties people face every day with senses such as sight, smell, touch, hearing, taste, movement, balance and body awareness. ... Read More »

Sense welcomes the introduction of Codes of Practice and Regulations

National charity Sense has today (May 8) welcomed new legislative developments on social care in Wales which will see stronger rights and entitlements for deafblind children and adults. The Welsh Government Minister for Health and Social Services, Professor Mark Drakeford, has today introduced to the Welsh Assembly the first tranche of Codes of Practice and Regulations under the new Social ... Read More »