Sense

Sense

101 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9LG

Sense is the UK’s leading charity offering support for children and adults who are deafblind. It provides specialist services, including advice and information to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals that work with them, as well as providing support for people with sensory impairments and additional disabilities.

Sense provides day services where one can learn new skills, as well as advice on educational options, and individual programmes. The charity runs houses in the community where deafblind people can find the support they need to enable them to live independently, for example their communicator guides offer a vital lifeline to deafblind people living in their own homes.

In addition, each year Sense organises around 25 summer holidays for over 120 deafblind children and adults, giving them the chance to have fun and try new experiences.

Sense campaigns for equal rights for deafblind people ensuring each person receives the services they need. Sense campaigns as part of the European Disability Forum campaigning for the rights of the disabled people in the European Union. It fights to achieve recognition that deafblindness is a separate disability, and to raise awareness of the needs of those affected.

Income 2012: £78.6m