A new group for children and young people with sensory impairments

sense GOT group kayaking

A new group offering social activities for children and young people from the age of 6-25 has launched in Warwickshire. Run by national deafblind charity Sense, the ‘Get Out There’ (GOT) group offers one-to-one support to youngsters with sensory impairments and additional disabilities to get out and about, try something new and have fun.

Activities run on a weekly basis and range from trying out new sports and kayaking to visiting farms and baking. They are designed to be accessible for those with sensory loss as well as for people with mobility issues and wheelchair users. The programme of activities also gives a much-needed break to families who support young people with disabilities.

Lucy Howard, social group coordinator at Sense, said:

“We wanted to offer specialist support for young people and children with sensory impairments and additional disabilities to enjoy meaningful activities, have fun and make new friends. We look forward to welcoming to our friendly group anyone who wants to join either as a participant or as a volunteer.”

If you would like to join the ‘Get Out There’ (GOT) Warwickshire group or volunteer please contact Lucy Howard on 07825 380931 or email lucy.howard@sense.org.uk

Sense is a national charity that has supported and campaigned for children and adults who are deafblind for 60 years. There are currently around 250,000 deafblind people in the UK. www.sense.org.uk

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