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Our Arts, Sport and Wellbeing programme is available to all the people that Sense works with. We also offer a range of events for the whole community.

TouchBase Pears offers arts, sports and wellbeing sessions, day services for the people Sense works with and transition services for young people preparing to leave school.


For a full list of all activities taking place between March and May, download the TouchBase Pears  Activity Programme.

Arts, sports and wellbeing

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Our vision is for TouchBase Pears to be a vibrant centre of creative excellence for inclusive and sensory arts.

We commission a rich programme of opportunities including workshops, performances, exhibitions, installations and inclusive training – which nurture and inspire the creative potential of individuals and bring the community together.

The individuals Sense works with have access to a wide variety of high-quality arts experiences in our performance, music and visual art studios.

Keeping active, staying well

A woman sesated with arms outstrechedPhysical activities help people to stay fit, healthy and happy.

There are exciting opportunities for individuals to try a variety of activities including yoga, dance, multi-sports, and chair-based and group exercise sessions.

Everyone will be supported to take part in the way, and at the pace, that suits them.

Holistic therapies

Individuals can also have the chance to enjoy holistic therapies at TouchBase Pears such as massage and gong therapy.

Our qualified therapists have extensive knowledge and experience in providing accessible and relaxing therapies.

Day services

Developed by Sense, TouchBase Pears offers personalised day service opportunities, with a suite of fully equipped specialist rooms. These act as a ‘base’ from which individuals can choose how to spend their time.

Boy laughing as he greases a baking tinTouchBase provides the facilities for a range of exciting activities and sessions such as:

  • Dance, theatre, art, pottery and music
  • Massage
  • Cookery
  • Sensory experiences
  • Life skill courses
  • IT access and learning
  • Outdoor activities
  • Work-based experiences, and much more…

Our location in bustling Selly Oak, on the canal path and with easy access to public transport also provides the ideal opportunity for day trips.

There are morning, daytime and evening activities.

For young people preparing to leave school

TouchBase Pears has a lot to offer a young person who is leaving, or planning to leave school. Do get in touch early to discuss the young person’s transition needs.