Branches are groups of people who are interested in deafblindness and other associated disabilities who come together to offer each other mutual support.
They can campaign for services and the needs of deafblind people, share information, experiences and ideas and have fun socialising together. Branches fundraise for their own activities, but benefit from the help and advice of Sense staff.
Who are branches for?
Branches are for anyone who has an interest in deafblindness and / or associated disabilities:
- Deafblind people, congenital and acquired
- Parents with deafblind children
- Carers of older deafblind people
- Parents who are deafblind and their children
- People with Usher and their families
- Siblings, grandparents, aunties, uncles etc. of deafblind people
- Friends of deafblind people, families of Sense
In other words - everyone is welcome!
Get involved in your local branch
Whether you are a family member, deafblind person, professional or friend looking for that support network, your local Sense branch will always welcome you. There’s always a warm welcome too for any organisation, local business or individual looking to financially support a worthwhile cause, and to anyone who is able to volunteer their time or a particular skill. Find out more about the benefits of being part of a branch.
If you are interested in getting involved with your local branch please contact them directly. Please note the below contact details are for volunteers and representatives from each branch. If you have a general or professional query for a Sense member of staff please contact our Information and Advice service.
Sense Avon branch
Sense North and Mid Wales branch
Gode'r Graig, Pentree, Minera, Wrexham LL11 3DP
Tel: 01978 754308
The Devon group
19 Powderham Road, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 1EU
Tel: 01626 354176
Sense East Anglia branch
The Lanterns, Church Lane, Playford, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 9DS
Tel: 01473 622443
> East Anglia branch page
Sense North West branch
3 The Briars, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancashire PR7 5UB
Tel: 01257 451920
Sense Northern Ireland branch
Muriel and Tom Mathers
11 The Coaches, Brown Brae, Croft Road, Holywood BT18 0LE
Tel: 028 9042 1475
Rachel Perris - Chair
If you would like more information or to talk about starting up a new group or branch please contact:
Josie Bell, Family and Branches Liaison Officer
9a Birkdale Avenue, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6UB
Tel: 0121 415 6744
Textphone: 0121 415 2720
First published: Tuesday 29 May 2012
Updated: Tuesday 17 May 2016