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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. It has:

Developed by Sense, TouchBase Pears also offers a range of day service opportunities for people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs.

TouchBase Pears operates as a social enterprise, with a focus on sustainability and creating value for the whole community.

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About Sense

Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives. Our expertise in supporting individuals with communication needs benefits people of all ages, as well as their families and carers.

Founded more than 60 years ago, Sense has its roots in families coming together to support each other after their children were born deafblind. Over the years Sense has grown and now provides services for children and adults right across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our sister organisations Sense Scotland and Sense International share our vision and work.

Find out more about Sense on the Sense website.