I was reunited with Kevin, 10 years after helping him move into Sense supported living

Two photos of the same two smiling men, arm in arm. The photo on the left is 10 years ago, and the photo on the right is present day.

I’ve worked for Sense for almost two decades in many different roles. More than ten years ago, I met Kevin  who was then a young man using Sense day services and living at home with his mum.

Back then I was an education tutor who led art sessions, and my connection with Kevin focused around creativity and art. I’d support and encourage Kevin who’d create beautiful pieces often focused on important events in his life. I particularly recall one piece Kevin created, which was a painting of a beautiful garden, about the passing of his father.

Over the years we built a friendship, and art was our way of connecting.

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People with complex disabilities are making new friends and reconnecting with Sense’s support

Two sets of hands holding a coffee cup

Our connection to those close to us has a huge impact on health, wellbeing and happiness. We know from our recent campaign on loneliness, that many disabled people feel lonely and don’t have as many social connections as they’d like.

So we wanted to find ways to increase opportunities for the people we support in our services, to make friends, form new relationships and connect with others.

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