Our stated aims are to raise awareness and to empower parents and give them the information and support they need to ensure their children are given a chance at independence. True independence.
As you can see from the Mobility section of the site, we have a cane bank up and running. We rely on donations, not only of funds (which help!), but also canes that are not being used.
As well as the cane bank, our aim is to be able to provide financial support for parents to attend conferences and training courses which will help them with the understanding of their child's condition (for example, there have been conferences on blindness and autism that we have helped fund 4 families to attend). The more Common Sense can raise, the greater the scope we will have to assist in funding attendance of these important events.
On a more local level, we run events such as Drumming Workshops, bowling and Christmas Panto (where we arranged for audio description be made available).
We have started small, but have big ideas. There are around 24,000 children in the UK who are register blind or partially sighted, and as parents ourselves, we know how difficult it can be to get the support needed.
This is where you come in! You can donate to Common Sense in a number of ways which can be found in the How You Can Help Common Sense section