Civil Society: Sense chief executive to stand down

10 May 2018
Source: Civil Society

Gillian Morbey will step down in July after eight years as chief executive of deafblindness charity Sense. Morbey, who was appointed chief executive of the charity in October 2010, is retiring from the role but will work part time on the charity’s implementation of a new centre in Birmingham. She was previously head of Sense Scotland from 1985-2010 and was

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Sense: When I’m Gone campaign

11 April 2018
Source: Sense

75% of disabled people and their families have no long term support plan. Families need help to plan for the future. Many disabled people are supported by their families. Family members play a key role in enabling and empowering them, becoming experts in their care. Few families have felt able to put plans in place for the future. 1.7 million

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Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness: New report: Someone cares if I’m not there

11 July 2017
Source: Sense

A new report, Someone cares if I’m not there explores why loneliness affects so many people with disabilities, from the perspective of disabled people themselves. The report reveals how disabled people can experience loneliness for a wide range of reasons, including; poor access to services, inaccessible transport and venues, and financial challenges. Social attitudes are also a significant barrier, as many struggle

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Sense Launch ‘Play Toolkits’ for Parents and Play Settings

1 November 2016
Source: Sense

National disability charity releases instructional guides and video mini-series to: – Help make play settings accessible for children with multiple needs – Increase parents’ confidence playing with their children Earlier in the year, an inquiry, co-led by Lord Blunkett, revealed that one in two disabled children have been turned away from play settings and activities Nine out of ten parents

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What next? Your chance to shape Sense’s next campaign

27 October 2016
Source: Sense

Last year, Sense ran a very successful campaign to highlight the fact that children with multiple needs do not have the same opportunities to access play, compared with other children. In a similar way, in 2017, Sense want to run a campaign to highlight an important issue that is affecting young people, adults or older people with multiple needs, and

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Sense Vacancy: Head of Fundraising Operations

2 June 2016
Source: Sense

Reference number: 41286   Title: Head of Fundraising Operations Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Full Time) Location: Kings Cross, London Contract type: Permanent Closing date: Monday 13 June 2016 Salary: £43,713- £49,913 (inclusive of Inner London Allowance) Sense salary points: 50 – 56 Interview date: Friday 24 June 2016 To start: To be discussed at interview The Head of Fundraising

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Sense Technology Blog: Review: The BrailleNote Touch is the world’s first Braille tablet

24 May 2016
Source: Sense

Really interesting innovation but what is the present uptake on Braille? Are most VI users of tech using voice over etc? ‘Steven Morris, Digital Champions Coordinator, Online Today project Tablet devices are becoming more and more popular both for personal and professional use. We see them in schools and in the workplace, as well as being used at home, and

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SENSE: Vacancy: Head of Operations

13 April 2016
Source: SENSE

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week (Full Time)    Location: Midlands, North of England, East of England, South of England & Wales Contract type: Permanent Closing date: Thursday 28 April 2016 Salary: £43,210 – £56,058 Sense salary points: 53 – 64 Interview date: 5th, 6th and 9th May in Birmingham city centre and 12th May in Caerphilly Wales To start: To

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Sense: Bleak day for disabled people as Chancellor misses opportunity to invest in care and support

17 March 2016
Source: Sense

Sense is disappointed that the Chancellor did not use The Budget as an opportunity to address recent cuts to disabled people’s benefits, or make an announcement on funding for social care. Cuts to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and reforms to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will see disabled people across the country struggle to make ends meet. However, there is

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