Sense is a leading UK charity which helps those who are living with complex disabilities, or are deafblind, to communicate and experience the world. As well as providing practical support, the charity champions the rights of people living with complex disabilities, at a local and national level, and has experienced many landmark moments over the years, campaigning to change laws and government policies.
Founded in 1955, Sense has gone from an organisation with assets of two pounds and five shillings (£48 in today’s money), to an annual turnover of over £60 million. It has 10 branches around the country and trades through 109 shops. Sense is also a membership organisation, with almost 4,900 members, and, according to its latest Annual Report, employs an average of 2,304 people, excluding volunteers.