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Sense Scotland

Sense Scotland works with children and adults who have communication support needs because of deafblindness, sensory impairment, learning or physical disability. They lead the field in communication and innovative support services for people who are marginalised because of communication difficulties, challenging behaviour, health care requirements and/or complex support needs.

Their services are designed to provide choice and continuity across age groups and aim to work closely with families and colleagues from health, education and social work. This approach reflects the Scottish Governments Personalisation agenda, putting individuals firmly in the driving seat; working together to provide a system of care and support that is designed with the full involvement of individual service users and carers, tailoring support to meet their own unique needs.

Services include:

  • family advisory services
  • community living with support for adults
  • support services for adults
  • support services for children
  • residential short breaks for adults (Dundee and South Lanarkshire) and for children in Greater Glasgow and Argyll & Bute
  • art development work for children and adults
  • outdoor education for children and adults
  • practice skills training for professionals
  • assessments
  • representation, consultation and policy development
  • general information enquiry service
  • health information enquiry service

For more information contact:

Pat Brown – Family Advisor Tel: 0141 429 0294 Mobile: 07879 892 449 Email: pbrown@sensescotland.org.uk

John Roxburgh – Regional Manager (West of Scotland) Tel: 0141 429 0294 Mobile: 07919 526 901 Email: jroxburgh@sensescotland.org.uk

Isabel McLachlan – Head of Services for Children and Families Tel: 0141 429 0294 Mobile: 07795 477 978 Email: imclachlan@sensescotland.org.uk

Further information and contact details

Street Address: TouchBase, Sense Scotland, 43 Middlesex Street, Glasgow, G41 1EE

Telephone: 01414 290294

Secondary Telephone: 01414 290295

Email: touchbase@sensescotland.org.uk

Website: www.sensescotland.org.uk

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Please Note: There will be some instances where funding will be required to access a service listed in this directory. Application for this requires to be made following appropriate Highland Council and/or NHS assessment for Adult Services and consequent resource allocation procedures. Further information on accessing services can be obtained from your local Adult Services Team.