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 are kept safe.

We have been monitoring the COVID-19 government recommendations closely and social distancing is being advised 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 close to general public, including the library and café. We are also postponing all events, courses and workshops for the foreseeable future.

As you know, this situation is changing daily. We will be doing as much as possible to resume sessions as quickly as possible, when we feel it is safe to do so, and will keep you updated.
If you do have any questions please email info@touchbasepears.org.uk.

Download our current What’s On guides:

To download a PDF version of our April to June 2020 What’s On guide here.

If you require this document in an alternative format please contact holly.mcgeown@sense.org.uk, call 0121 415 2720 or download April to June here.

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April 2020

Job Club for Visually Impaired – Postponed

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Are you blind or partially sighted and looking for work?  Would you like to talk to other people who are in a similar situation? Why not join our friendly monthly Job Club at Sense Touch Base Pears? Peer support group, discussing issues around employment and training. With guest speakers. The job club sessions will be held every 1st Monday of the month from 10:30am - 12:30pm. Monday 6th April Monday 4th May Monday 1st June Monday 6th July Free to…

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Assisted Job Search Session – Postponed

April 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Do you need help with job search on assisted Tech such as Zoomtext, Jaws, Supernova and NVDA? You will receive free support from our Employment Coordinator within a small group setting. Booking is essential as there are only 5 spaces available. Please note this session is for working age people 18 years and above. To book or for more information please email Zoe.Bates@sense.org.uk

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Textile Workshop – Postponed

April 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

An inclusive 8-week introduction to new textile techniques. You will create 3D samples designed to stimulate the senses such as collage, weaving, felt making and so much more. Suitable for 18 + From Tuesday 7 April (8 weeks) - excluding half term (26 May) Cost: Donations

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Assisted Job Search Session – Postponed

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Do you need help with job search on assisted Tech such as Zoomtext, Jaws, Supernova and NVDA? You will receive free support from our Employment Coordinator within a small group setting. Booking is essential as there are only 5 spaces available. Please note this session is for working age people 18 years and above. To book or for more information please email Zoe.Bates@sense.org.uk

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Textile Workshop – Postponed

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

An inclusive 8-week introduction to new textile techniques. You will create 3D samples designed to stimulate the senses such as collage, weaving, felt making and so much more. Suitable for 18 + excluding half term (26 May) Cost: Donations

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Taster Beginners and Improvers Pottery Friday 2:00pm-3:30pm – Postponed

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
£20.00

A taster to introduce the techniques you will learn in one of our pottery courses. Entitles you to a discount when booking pottery courses. These taster sessions are the perfect opportunity to try out one of pottery classes before committing to a whole course. Purchasing a ticket for the taster session entitles you to a 10% discount redeemable against a place on an 8 week pottery course (starting w/c 20/04/2020). This ticket is for the Friday daytime taster session 2:00pm-3:30pm…

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Tech Sessions – Postponed

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

A peer support group for people with a visual impairment who want to learn more about assistive technology on mobile phone, PC's and tablets. Available for both android and Apple products. For working people aged 18+ Free to attend but spaces are limited so contact Zoe Bates on 07976549065 or zoe.bates@sense.org.uk Dates: Monday 20th April 1pm - 3pm Monday 11th May 1pm - 3pm Monday 15th June 1pm - 3pm

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Assisted Job Search Session – Postponed

April 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Do you need help with job search on assisted Tech such as Zoomtext, Jaws, Supernova and NVDA? You will receive free support from our Employment Coordinator within a small group setting. Booking is essential as there are only 5 spaces available. Please note this session is for working age people 18 years and above. To book or for more information please email Zoe.Bates@sense.org.uk

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Open Coffee Morning – Postponed

April 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Interested in attending a course or workshop but not sure if it is right for you? We invite you to come visit us, meet the team and see our wonderful facilities. Join us for a cuppa and ask us any questions you may have about our programme. Or if you require assistance in registering for a course or workshop online, we can support you in doing so. Refreshments provided

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Textile Workshop – Postponed

April 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

An inclusive 8-week introduction to new textile techniques. You will create 3D samples designed to stimulate the senses such as collage, weaving, felt making and so much more. Suitable for 18 + excluding half term (26 May) Cost: Donations

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