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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June 2020

Assisted Job Search Session – Postponed

June 9 @ 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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Cinema Club: Sing – Postponed

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
£4.00 – £4.75

Get your tickets now to experience our new relaxed cinema programme. About this Event Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five…

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Tech Sessions – Postponed

June 15 @ 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 15th June 1pm - 3pm

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Assisted Job Search Session – Postponed

June 16 @ 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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BSL Cafe – Postponed

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Grab yourself a tea or coffee and practice your BSL in a relaxed environment with good company. Free session - just turn up    

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Assisted Job Search Session – Postponed

June 23 @ 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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Therapeutic Sound Bath with Edan Sound – Postponed

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
£10.00

A ‘Sound Bath’ is an opportunity for you to totally relax. To forget the world for a time and sink into an ocean of healing soundwaves – to be ‘bathed’ in sound. Sound baths are an incredible stress relief. The perfect tonic to aid relaxation and to bring about a soothing, cleansing, healing effect. This is a passive group sound healing session lasting for 1hr, using Himalayan & quartz singing bowls, gongs, Shamanic drums & percussion. Nothing at all will…

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Cinema Club: Lion King – Postponed

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
£4.00 – £4.75

Get your tickets now to experience our new relaxed cinema programme. About this Event As a cub, Simba is forced to leave the Pride Lands after his father Mufasa is murdered by his wicked uncle, Scar. Years later, he returns as a young lion to reclaim his throne. Come and experience our new relaxed cinema programme where the environment has been adapted to be more welcoming and accessible to people with complex disabilities. Audience members are encouraged to get up…

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Assisted Job Search Session – Postponed

June 30 @ 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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July 2020

Job Club for Visually Impaired – Postponed

July 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. Free to attend - Contact Zoe Bates on 07976549065 or email zoe.bates@sense.org.uk for more information…

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