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.

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The Complete Group

The Complete Group is a leading UK health care provider, giving support to enable children and adults with disabilities to lead full and independent lives in their own homes. They specialise in working with people with acquired brain injury, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and other disabling conditions, including cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy. They are experienced in working with ventilator-dependent clients and are experts in paediatric care.

Special Kids in the UK

Online support group for families of disabled children with special needs. The aim is to bring families together for friendship, to share information and to support one another. Advice on education, services, therapies, respite and other issues.If you care for a disabled child, you and your child may be entitled to some financial assistance and concessions to aid with the increase in living and travelling costs.

Parkwood Healthcare

Parkwood Nurses, through its branches in London, Manchester and the East of England, specialises in providing nurses, care assistants and project workers to the NHS, private and voluntary organisations.


React is a charity working to improve the quality of life of financially disadvantaged children with life-limiting illnesses living in the UK. They supply a wide range of equipment from specialist wheelchairs, beds, baths, and mobility aids, to essential everyday items like washing machines and tumble dryers.

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.

Orwell Mencap

Services include daytime support services, support in the home and community, social enterprises, Domiciliary Services, supported living and a social club in the evening.

National Deaf Childrens Society – NDCS

Help, advice and support for families with deaf children. Includes support forums, specialist advice, activities and information. There are also links to information on how to become a volunteer.