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Be supported after sight or hearing loss by our Sensory Service

< Return to Blog list | Apr 27, 2015

One of our services that is most valued by our customers is our acclaimed sensory service, which assists you in regaining your independence and dignity after a loss of sight, hearing or both. Our complete Sensory Service in Essex provides help with every aspect of your everyday life, encompassing daily living skills, training and advice.

Should you be referred to our seasoned and professional team, an assessment can first be carried out to ensure a better understanding of your requirements and the most suitable advice and support. Depending on your exact needs, our comprehensive service can also take the form of the demonstration of specialist sensory equipment and the associated advice, as well as lighting and low vision assessments and indoor and outdoor mobility training.

We also receive enquiries on account of the ability of our Sensory Service in Essex to provide environmental assessment and advice relating to adaptations and equipment, support with the development of communication skills and signposting to social activities and voluntary groups. A Sighted Guide Service is a key element of our sensory service, providing the most appropriately tailored support for those aged 18 years old upwards.

Our Sighted Guide Service is greatly valued by those with a visual impairment who wish to remain independent, but who may presently be struggling to access their local community, perhaps requiring extra support to regain their confidence. It is as part of this service that we can help you to access facilities like libraries, clubs and shops, as well as with the undertaking of leisure activities such as visiting places of interest or walking in the park.

Many customers are also thankful for the help that our sighted guides can give them with correspondence and the making and attendance of appointments. They can even help out with the weekly food shop and other daily home tasks, in addition to encouraging and assisting the service user to revisit past interests or explore new ones.

For more information on our sensory service in Essex, including on how you or a loved one can be referred, you are welcome to visit the relevant part of the Essex Cares website. We can help you or your loved one to regain that all-important self-confidence and quality of life.

For more information about the Sensory Awareness Training, call us on 01245 256380 or We also provide support for people living with a sensory impairment, to help them maintain their independence.