We're Sense Ability Matters, but you can call us SAM

Sense Ability Matters is here to help all adults in our South Tyneside and Gateshead community who have a sensory impairment, are disabled, or live with a long-term health condition.


We tailor our support around you. That might include rehabilitation and tools to live independently, assessments and personalised support plans, information and advice, community groups, counselling and training.

Our services can help you to stay independent, maintain your mental wellbeing, stay well and even reduce loneliness.

Learn more about our services, or get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.


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Our Impact

Abigail's Story

"After being contacted by Sense Ability Matters, it lifted my spirits so much. I had hit a brick wall and didn’t think I could find a way back, but you have lifted me out of my depression and talked me back to having a reason to go on. You have helped me back to living my life again"

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