Sense Children's Specialist Services
Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. We provide tailored support, advice and information as well as specialist services to all deafblind people, their families, carers and professionals who work with them. In addition, we also support a wide range of people with complex communication needs.
In order to be clear and open about the support we can provide to families we have developed a core offer of support which is available to all children and young people:
This offer is provided through Sense's work as a charity.
Children's Specialist Service can also offer other support at times of particular need, including:
The support offered in this way will be time limited, depending on the level of family need.
Our aim is to always start with what a child is able to do and then look at how that can be built on. When we support a family we begin by finding out what their key issues are and work in partnership with the family (and other professionals) to help resolve these.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Pemberton House
- WF1 1XP
Our team's office is Wakefield however our team cover the Middlesbrough area. Our team conducts visits to family homes, local children's groups, schools and other locations as appropriate.
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm. Weekend family events every 6 weeks
- Time of day
- Some services are provided charitably and are dependent on a families need. Sense works with a number of purchasers to provide a range of services responding to individual needs. They may be financed through a contract with a local authority or some form of individualised funding such as an individual/personal budget. More information can be found on our website http://www.sense.org.uk/content/childrens-specialist-services
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Referrals are welcomed from families or professionals (with family's permission). They should go via our information line - firstname.lastname@example.org or 0300 330 9256 - who can put you in touch with our team quickly and easily.
- Other notes
When we talk about deafblind children we mean those who have difficulties with sight and hearing, and sometimes learning or additional disabilities. We also mean children who have medical conditions that are likely to cause problems with sight and hearing as they grow older e.g. Usher Syndrome. In addition Sense can offer advice and support to families of children with a hearing or vision impairment combined with additional needs.
- Contact Name
- Sense Childrens Specialist Services
- Contact Telephone
- 0300 330 9256
- Contact Email
- SEN Provision Type