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Sense is an organisation that supports people with complex disabilities. They provide regular organised activity sessions, delivered online and in person, including yoga, boxing, dance anda variety of other activities, all specially designed for people with complex disabilities. Sense have also developed some activity resources, with guides to help people with complex disabilities to stay active.
Sense Activity Finder
The Sense Activity Finder can help you find and register for local sport and physical activity opportunities.
The Activity Finder is simple and straightforward to use. You can easily filter all the available activities to find something right for you, whether you’re looking for something to do in person, online or over the phone.
You can search for online activity sessions on the Sense website, by clicking the button below. All these activities for disabled people are designed to be done at home, whenever it suits you, to get you moving, creating and exploring.
Making Walks Sensory
This guide to adding sensory activities and stimulus to walks is designed to help people with disabilities engage with nature and connect with their surroundings to have meaningful experiences. The Making Walks Sensory resource includes advice on planning walks, tips on encouraging mindfulness and suggested sensory activities.
The resource is primarily designed for all people who support disabled people, whether they are parents, siblings, carers, support staff, volunteers or walk leaders. All activities have been created with people with complex impairments in mind and are applicable for all ages.
Making Sense of Mini-Games
The Making Sense of Mini-Games resource is designed to help disabled people to be more active, with a booklet of suitable games and activities that can be enjoyed with little or no equipment or in any sized space. You can find step by step instructions included in each activity, as well as lists of equipment needed, how to make activities easier, harder or more sensory, and which outcomes can be achieved by taking part in the activity.
It’s been primarily designed for all people who support disabled people, whether they are parents, siblings, carers, support staff, sports coaches or volunteers. Disabled people who are independent may also use it as inspiration for their own activities. It’s applicable for all ages, and offers suggestions to activities that can be done individually, or within a group setting (where applicable).
Making Sense of Yoga
In partnership with experienced yoga teachers, Sense deliver a range of yoga classes across the country, to people of all ages with sensory impairments and complex disabilities. This resource has been developed in collaboration with these yoga teachers, and participants who attend their classes regularly.
This resource is suitable for practicing yoga teachers who wish to make their classes more inclusive for participants with sensory impairments and complex disabilities. It also provides an ‘introduction to yoga’ for people who are interested in attending a class, but may not know how it will work for them or the person they’re supporting.