SensePlus Portsmouth is our day service for adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) who also have complex physical or sensory needs.

SensePlus centres

We have two SensePlus centres:

  1. Henderson Road, Ferry Road, Southsea, PO4 9AG – Take a virtual tour of the centre
  2. New Road Centre, 5 Balliol Road, Portsmouth, PO2 7PP – Take a virtual tour of the centre

Each centre is fully accessible, offering a range of specialist equipment.

Both centres offer a person-centred approach, with personalised timetables, therapeutic programmes, interactive technology and access to community facilities.

Personalised activities include: music therapy, accessible cycling, touch and communication pc (TACPAC), sensory stories and spa sessions.


Accessible transport is available to and from the centres for those who are assessed as having eligible needs but don’t have a mobility vehicle. Find out more about having a needs assessment.

Get in touch

If you think SensePlus Portsmouth might be able to support you or your friend or relative, contact the adult social care helpdesk on 023 9268 0810.

If your child has been supported by children’s social care so far and is moving to adult services, there is advice about the transition on our Moving from children’s to adult social care page.

If you’re a health and care professional, you can make a referral to SensePlus Portsmouth by contacting the Integrated Learning Disability Service on 0300 123 4019.

Our team

SensePlus staff are qualified in PMLD and experienced in delivering personal care, including:

  • PEG feeding
  • Makaton
  • medication
  • diabetes management
  • oxygen therapy
  • moving and handling

We work in partnership with:

  • social workers
  • physiotherapists
  • occupational therapists
  • speech and language therapists
  • community nurses
  • dieticians

Our commitment

Our purpose at SensePlus Portsmouth is to provide the best possible care and support to people with PMLD who also have complex physical or sensory needs.

We believe that a huge part of that support is to:

  1. provide a stimulating, valuing environment
  2. help people achieve their goals in communication, choice making, engagement and learning.

We believe strongly that in order to be a ‘centre of excellence’, we must work collaboratively with families and professionals, and continually stretch ourselves in terms of aspiration and learning.


You can download an accessible leaflet about the service at the link below.

Document icon   Sense Plus Portsmouth leaflet