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British Sign Language Training (BSL)


If you would like to learn a new skill in a short period of time, our BSL 10 Week taster session is for you. Feedback from our classes has been that people found the sessions to be fun and interactive. Lessons are for 1 hour a week for 10 weeks. Ipswich Building Society, Orwell Housing and Flagship all decided that they wanted to give their staff the opportunity to learn a new skill,  so we held a private couse at lunchtimes in their work place.

If you would like to arrange for a private 10 week course in your work place, you need to have a minimum of 6 people. The course is £65 per person and there is no exam at the end! The next evening BSL Taster course will start in September on Wednesday evenings. This course is open to any adults that would like to learn a new language. Interested? contact Alex Catling 01473 260030 or email info@sensingchange.org.uk  

British Sign Language Level 2 - start date changed to 13th January 2015

Sensing Change is pleased to announce that we are starting BSL Level 2 from the 13th January, 6.30-8.30pm at Sidegate Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3DH. The course runs for 50 weeks term time and at the end you will have a professional qualification. The course fee is £650 which includes examinations fees, you can pay by 3 installments if you prefer. Have a look at our BSL 2 booklet to find out more information about what the course covers. This is a fantastic opportunity for people who would like to develop their signing skills. Interested? contact Alex 

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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  


British Sign Language Taster Course - Felixstowe

You asked so we provided! A BSL Taster Course in Felixstowe is due to start on Friday 20th June, 2pm to 3pm for 10 weeks.  In a short space of time you will be able to communicate in a new language.  These fun and interactive sessions are held on a Wednesday lunchtime 1pm- 2pm at Sensing Change Resource Centre, 161 Rotterdam Road, Lowestoft, NR32 2EZ. Groups have a maximum of 8 learners so book your place now to secure a slot! The total price for the course is £65. If you would like any further information please contact Alex Catling alex.catling@sensingchange.org.uk or ring 01473 260030.


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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Sensing Change Resource Centre

Sensing Change will work with you to understand your issues and provide you with information, advice and support to enable you to achieve your aims and live as independently as possible. 

What we can do: Independent Living, Promote Health and Wellbeing, Communication Skills, Equipment Demonstration and Advice, Social Work, Rehabilitation and Support. 

We can also supply: Sensory Awareness Training and Meeting Room Hire. For further details please download the Resource Centre leaflet

Get In touch:

Address: 161 Rotterdam Road, Lowestoft, NR32 2EZ

Tel: 01502 217079 Fax/Text: 01502 562431

email: info@sensingchange.org.uk



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