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Services for People with Sight or Hearing Difficulties

Who is the service for?

The service is available to everyone in the South Lanarkshire area who has a visual loss or hearing difficulties, including Deaf or Deafblind people and their families and carers.

Who are the sensory impairment team?

The team is made up of rehabilitation officers and assistants who specialise in carrying out assessments, identifying areas of difficulty and planning appropriate support to increase independence, in partnership with health, housing and other organisations.

What services does the team offer?

A member of the team will work with you to identify your needs and plan support. Such support may include:

  • assessing and providing appropriate equipment to help with daily living
  • providing training and instruction on how to use equipment
  • developing your independent living skills through planned programmes of rehabilitation
  • resolving communication problems
  • supporting you if you have been registered Blind or Partially Sighted
  • giving you and your carers information, advice and support
  • signposting you to other useful organisations
  • providing specialised mobility training including orientation to unfamiliar indoor and outdoor environments
  • encouraging you to access the wider community including social opportunities and educational pursuits

How to ask for services

You or someone acting for you should submit a social work enquiry form. Alternatively, you can contact your local social work office on 0303 123 1008 and ask to make a referral to the Senory Impairment Team.

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