Ellie’s Haven

Ellie’s Haven is a charity providing relief to families caring round-the-clock for children with long-term life-limiting conditions and disabilities by offering holidays and short breaks in a safe, tranquil supportive environment. This is provided in especially adapted, purpose built accommodation near Looe in Cornwall. It includes sessions in a sensory studio, if required/appropriate.
Its success is derived from the fact that parents/guardians, siblings, carers and others are able to attend as well so that the children can enjoy these holidays together with the people who care for and support them. A full range of facilities is offered to both the children and their loved ones to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.

Sense

Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are Deafblind. They were established from a family support group in 1955 by parents whose children were born with rubella, and the experience, skills and views of families remain central to their work. You can see how they have developed over almost 60 years on their website. Sense offers high-quality, flexible services across the UK, using skilled staff and a dedicated network of volunteers. They work with a wide range of Deafblind and multi-sensory impaired people, as well as those who have a single-sensory impairment with additional needs. They work with children, young people, adults and older people with a progressive sight and hearing loss, offering a range of housing, educational and leisure opportunities. They also offer support to all Deafblind people in both the congenital and acquired Deafblind communities, not just those who receive direct support and services from them.

Share Music South-West

Devon based music group that creates opportunities for those with sensory impairments or learning difficulties to take part in music and theatre performances.

The Dog Rose Trust

A charity which works to make environments accessible to people with visual and other sensory impairments. They develop communications technologies plus interactive audio and tactile guides for places of interest.