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HOT NEWS - New class British Sign Language Level 1 Starting September - NOW SOLD OUT! 

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Have you ever thought about wanting to learn British Sign Language (BSL) and obtain a professionally recognised qualification?

Sensing Change is the lead provider in East Anglia for sign language courses and Deaf Awareness training. By popular demand we are now taking bookings for a new BSL Level 1 class starting 10th September on Thursday evenings. Classes are 6.30-8.30pm at our Head Office in Ipswich. Within a short space of time you will be amazed how quickly you are able to have a conversation in BSL.


Start Date: Thursday 10th September  

Sessions:           6.30-8.30pm

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

Tutor:                 Eileen Murphy

 Cost:                 £275 includes exam fees (payment plan available)


How do I book? Contact Alex Catling on 01473 260030 or email alex.catling@sensingchange.org.uk


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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.

You can download our information leaflet by clicking on this link Our Services

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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.

 Customer Charter

Sensing Change - Lowestoft

We're here to help with the everyday challenges of sight or hearing loss. 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, Sight Loss Advice Clinic and Hearing Aid Maintenance provided by our partner Suffolk Hearing Advisory Service. 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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