We have a responsibility to help people who are deaf or hard of hearing, those who have sight loss and people who are deafblind. If you are having difficulties with your hearing or sight, we may be able to help you.
The Sensory Services Team is made up of specialist social workers and rehabilitation officers who will provide information and offer advice. This should begin to enable you to live as independently as possible in your own home.
Rehabilitation Workers provide a specialist assessment and services to visually impaired persons. Work undertaken includes:
- Consideration of a person's eye condition and how it affects every day living
- Advice on low vision aids, lighting and colour contrast
- Independent living skills training
- Communication skills training
- Provision of equipment
- Indoor and outdoor mobility training
For full information about this service including other organisations who can help please see our Sensory Loss fact sheet under ‘Related Documents’ on the right hand side of this page..
If you would like help from our Sensory Services Team and want to request our support, contact our First Response Team.
Telephone: 01443 425003
Our Emergency Out of Hours Service provides an emergency response to a social care crisis outside of normal office hours, on bank holidays and at weekends.
Telephone: 01443 743665