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Our taster classes are so popular we are starting a new class on 16th November. If you have thought about learning BSL but don't want a big commitment this 10 hour course is for you! Taster Classes are a brilliant introduction to BSL, Lara will teach you basic greeting, names, colours, places, people and time/date.  This course is suitable for beginners; are sessions are fun and interactive. The aim of BSL taster courses is to enable learners to communicate with deaf people in BSL about familiar day-to-day topics.

Sessions:             Monday evenings term time for 10 weeks

Start Date:           16th November

Venue:                 Sensing Change HQ, 214b Sidegate Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3DH

Tutor:                  Lara Mayhew

Fee:                     £65




Please note that places are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis once the completed booking form is completed. If you would like to join in the fun contact info@sensingchange.org.uk for a booking form or ask for Alex 01473 260030.




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Direct Referrals

Sensing Change is now able to take referrals direct from you. If you have a significant sight, hearing or dual sensory loss and need support and advice please contact us by calling 01473 260030 or contact sensingchangeinfo@suffolk.gcsx.gov.uk  You can download our direct referral form here Direct Referral Form  You can read more about the different services that we provide by clicking on the links at the top of this page.

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"This is a really good, interactive and informative training session, thank you" Lizzie from Suffolk Family Carer's.  For organisations to deliver best practice and an improved standard of support and care Sensing Change can provide Sensory Awareness Training.  All training will be tailored to your needs and is delivered by qualified professionals that are actively working with people that have a sight and or hearing loss.   

At the end of the training session you and your staff will have a better understanding about the impact that sensory loss can have and will have learnt new skills and practical techniques that will improve communication and mobility. 

"I feel everyone should go on this training it is very important information for every individual" Team Leader, Outlook Care

If you would like to find out more please contact Alex Catling on 01473 260030 or email: alex.catling@sensingchange.org.uk  


Have you thought about volunteering?

Do you have a couple of hours a week to help a person who is blind or partially sighted? Debbie Playford is always happy to meet people that are interested in becoming a volunteer for My Guide. 

Vincent has Diabetic Retinopathy and over time his vision has deteriorated considerably. He was left struggling to manage at home and had become totally isolated due to a recent move to a new area. As a result Vincent did not go out unless his partner was around to accompany him, but this soon became difficult as his partner works shifts. With the help of a My Guide Sensing Change, Vincent’s world has now opened up. He is now involved in new opportunities such as fishing and joining the local library.  To find out more contact Debbie Playford on 01473 260030 or email Debbie.playford@sensingchange.org.uk


Customer Charter - The Sensing Change values are reflected in our new Customer Charter.  Our Customer Charter can be provided in assessible format of your choice on request.

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British Sign Language

Have you ever thought about learning British Sign Language?

We offer professionally recognised BSL Level 1 and 2 courses provided by our highly experienced Deaf tutor. Whether you are looking to develop your skills, learn something different and fun, or perhaps looking for a new and exciting career, learning British Sign Language could be for you.

NEW - BSL Taster Course starting 7th September

Monday evenings for 10 weeks, 6.30-7.30pm at Sensing Change, 214b Sidegate Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3DH. This fun and interactive course will teach you the basics of BSL. You will learn fingerspelling, greetings, numbers, colours, time and date and many more signs which will enable you to have a conversation in BSL. Low comittment, high rewards. £65 per person, no other costs! GET IN TOUCH 01473 260030 or alex.catling@sensingchange.org.uk





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