Walks led by people with complex disabilities, and organised by disability charity, Sense, for Deafblind Awareness Week (24 – 30 June 2019), called for greater visibility for disabled people in the community and wider society.
The initiative called ‘Sense Walks’ was developed by national disability charity, Sense in 2016, and this year was held at 15 different locations across England and Wales. The walks, organised by Sense staff, volunteers and supporters, took place in towns and villages across the country, including London, Birmingham and Caerphilly. The public were invited to participate in the free walks which are inclusive and accessible to everyone, with people of all ages and abilities taking part.
Sense Chief Executive, Richard Kramer, said: “Sense Walks provide a great opportunity for disabled and non-disabled people to come together in their local community and raise awareness of people with complex disabilities, and to promote our local Sense services. It was great to see so many people from across England and Wales joining us throughout the week.”
For more information on the walks visit: www.sense.org.uk/sense-walks