Advice and Support
Sense Scotland is a leader in the field of complex communication support needs and promotes the use of innovative services for people who are often marginalised when traditional models of support are used. We offer a range of flexible, responsive services for children, young people and adults whose communication support needs result from a range of impairments including deafblindness; sensory impairment; physical or learning disabilities. Our services are designed alongside people to provide continuity across age groups and we work closely with families and with colleagues from health, education, social work and housing.
Referrals and enquiries are welcomed from people seeking support, carers and professionals.
Sense Scotland supports children and adults with complex communication support needs resulting from a range of impairments including
deafblindness; sensory impairment; physical or learning disabilities.
We can provide support ranging from personal care and daily living to personal development including learning opportunities and social support.
The support we provide is available when you need it - 7 days a week, night or day.
We are available to respond to initial phone calls from 8-30am until 5-30pm, Monday to Friday, as a minimum, and can arrange to call you back at a time that suits you.
Our Head Office and meeting rooms in TouchBase in Glasgow are fully accessible for people who use wheelchairs and are designed with visual and hearing impairments in mind. We can provide portable loop systems and there are Changing Places standard facilities, as well as numerous disabled toilets.
A number of staff use BSL, as well as a number of other communication systems.
Accessibility requirements are determined with each person we support, and are a key aspect of all we do.
Family Advisors and other staff are happy to meet in people's own homes to discuss their support requirements.
We provide a range of services, and can discuss the cost with you on request, depending on what you wish to include.
We are happy to provide hourly rates, rates for shared activities, or to help you consider how you may wish to spend your budget on non-staff costs.
The page was last updated on 5 June 2013
43 Middlesex Street
0300 330 9292
0141 429 0295
Rachael Tonge : Family Advisor
0300 330 9292