Kath P

Sensaround Update!

You may have noticed (or maybe not) that this page has become very quiet since last summer. I began working as a Care Co-ordinator last September and have found it increasingly difficult to invest the time and energy required to keep the product and workshop aspects of Sensaround going.

This is going to become even more difficult from June as I begin my new role as Community Minister at the wonderful St Thomas & St Luke Dudley Top Church. I am incredibly excited about this role but it will inevitably take all my social enterprising energies.

Sensaround will remain available as an adult assessment service because sensory-focused assessment and intervention remains hard to come by, so it is a service I would still like to keep open for anyone who might need it.

Any remaining surplus stock has been given away to social causes.

Thank you for your support over the last couple of years and I hope you will continue to support this new direction!

Girl on bed surrounded by book throwing hair back Photo by Lacie Slezak on Unsplash
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This Tuesday, Sensaround will have its first presence at the Wellbeing Day held by King Edward VI College, Stourbridge. The first college in Britain to hold a ‘Time to change’ event 6 years ago, the event now sees a range of student and community organisations gather to address issues of both mental and physical health.

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An SSE Fellow
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"Three Ps that I can't sacrifice: Process, Purpose, and Principles.”
Sharad Vivek Sagar


What Is A Social Entrepreneur Anyway?

Business and social responsibility – not concepts that often sit comfortably put together. When we think of corporate social responsibility, it can be too easy to point to examples that are tokenistic, after-thoughts, or actively undone by the company’s main area of business, such as when KFC offered to donate profits from it's mega-size Pepsi sales to further research into diabetes.

Of course there can be good examples. But ultimately a business’ primary responsibility is to its owners and shareholders, isn’t it? Social responsibility is traditionally the role of governments and charities, right?

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Kath P

Sensaround Social Enterprise
Where the Journey Began


Sensaround, together with our sensory self-care kits, are the end result of a year spent on the Lloyds Bank School for Social Entrepreneurs Start-Up Programme, and this is the story of how it all began...

My journey with the School for Social Entrepreneurs started exactly a week after my son was born. I took my hormone-addled brain, barely able to string a sentence together, to an information session in a local community centre. As I listened to the details of the SSE Start-Up Programme, followed by a testimony from one of the previous years’ graduates, it all sounded fabulous – but intimidating.

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