Sense TouchBase Pears COVID-19 Statement:

The welfare of everyone that visits Sense TouchBase Pears is of the utmost importance, and we will do everything we can to ensure you, the people we support and our colleagues are kept safe. 

We have been monitoring the Covid-19 government recommendations closely and as social distancing is being lifted across the country, we want to ensure we are doing what we can to protect everyone who uses the building, especially the people Sense supports.

As such we have taken the decision to keep the building closed to general public, including the library and café. We are also postponing all events, courses and workshops for the foreseeable future. 

We will be doing as much as possible to resume sessions as quickly as possible in the meantime, please stay safe and healthy, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team on

Exterior of a rectangular concrete building which has many tall windows along the side and names "TouchBase Pears" & "Sense" on the front

About TouchBase Pears

TouchBase Pears is a pioneering, multi-purpose centre for the whole community in Birmingham and beyond – a place that brings people together in a welcoming environment where everyone can feel connected, included and part of the community. TouchBase Pears operates as a social enterprise, with a focus on sustainability and creating value for the whole community.

About Sense

Sense is a charity that supports people who have complex disabilities, including deafblindness, to communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Our nationwide team of specialists, support workers, advisors, interpreters and volunteers help people to communicate and express themselves – be it through speech or sign, touch or movement, gesture or sound, art or dance. Every year, Sense supports thousands of people, and their families, to live life to the full. Pop over to the Sense website to discover more about how we make sure no one is left out of life, no matter what.

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