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Welsh centre for people with complex disabilities welcomes royal visitor

HRH Princess Anne visited Sense TouchBase Wales, Caerphilly


(L-R Sense Branch Group members Jane Plant and Catherine De Haas, Andrew Jones of Gwent VI Service, Maria Horton, Group Director of Operations at Sense, HRH Princess Anne and Jane Lantham, Founder of UCAN)

Her Royal Highness, Te Princess Royal, visited a specialist centre for people with complex disabilities in Caerphilly this month, run by national disability charity Sense, to see first-hand the support provided to

families in Wales. Princess Anne, who is a patron of Sense, visited Sense Touchbase Wales in Caerphilly Business Park, which provides day services for people with complex disabilities, including deaflindness.

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She was given a tour of the state-of-the-art centre by Chief Executive Richard Kramer, during which she observed inclusive activities and workshops, such

as sensory

storytelling, reflexology, music, soſt play and cooking. She spent time meeting service users, support

workers local fundraisers ‘Carer of

and and

supporters. Aſter the tour, Princess Anne presented the 2019 Sense Award for

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to Kirsty Davies, whose daughter Sophie attends the centre. Sense TouchBase Wales was the first facility of its kind in Wales when it

opened in 2016. It

provides support for people with complex disabilities to take part in a range of creative activities, develop communication and living skills, build confidence and connect with others. For more information about Sense services, visit

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