Suzannah Jones

Suzannah is a mother of 6 boys and has extensive experience in the SEN Field through 3 of her sons who have a range of SEN including Down’s syndrome, ADD, Dispraxia and Aspergers. She chaired the local DownSouth charity for a short period, has been a Special Needs Parent Representative on the Management Board of Sure Start when it was operational and she has done her Theory Training in Portage. Job’s in the past have included Occupational Therapist, Care Assistant, Assistant manager in a retail store, Manager of a Newsagents and The Founder and Manager of The Torbay Family Market. She has also worked in a Creative and Digital environment and been a Volunteer Fundraiser and Admin Assistant for the Children’s Air Ambulance.

Last but not least she is passionate about Sensory Environments and their potential and is a great advocate for educating on the benefits for all not just a select group.


Nicola Howkins

Nicola brings a wealth of fundraising experience to Sense Abilities.
Nicola has been involved in fundraising for over 30 years, initially supporting cancer related charities, then being very involved in the set up of regional Air Ambulances across the country for many years, then latterly supporting local charities and most recently Sense Abilities..

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Elizabeth Taylor

“Being a parent to four children, two of which have additional SEN, has encouraged me to think outside the box when it comes to motivating, stimulating and encouraging development and learning. Traditional cognitive methods are valuable but when you have a child that is very visually focussed, sensory equipment comes to the fore. I am…

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