You do not need to be registered to request a needs assessment. Dual Sensory Impairment is combined sight and hearing loss. This ranges from being deaf and blind, to being hard of hearing and partially sighted. We provide a specialist assessment, information and advice service to adults whose day-to-day life is affected by dual sensory loss.
What sort of help might you get from the sensory impairment service?
The service is provided by Rehabilitation Officers for Visual Impairment (ROVI) who are specialists in the field of visual impairment and dual sensory loss, they will talk to you about your dual sensory loss and any problems you are experiencing and carry out a specialist assessment of need relating to your sensory impairment.
The service is aimed at providing the necessary information and skills to support people with dual sensory impairment that will increase their independence in their home environment and the community.
These services include:
- Advice and information - this includes help with communication, mobility and information about local services
- Equipment – we can loan you specialist equipment to help with sight and hearing loss
- Practical help - this includes communicators for official appointments, guides on shopping trips and leisure activities, support at day services, help with phone calls and correspondence.
- Referrals to supporting people housing related support services
What other help might you get from social services?
How do I access the service?
For further information or to make a referral to the sensory impairment services contact ASDIT on freephone 0808 100 2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.