Our sensory impairment service supports people who have a sight loss, hearing loss or combined sight and hearing loss, to maintain independence and dignity in every aspect of daily life.


ECL Sensory Services have a dedicated team of sensory specialists delivering services across Essex. The team's aim is to ensure that people can access the correct support, information, and advice at the right time, in the right place and in the right way.

Working in partnership with local and national organisations, ECL Sensory Services deliver high quality services that are focused on early intervention and maximising independence for people living with sensory impairments (visual, hard of hearing / deaf or dual sensory impairment). With a number of our ECL Sensory team living with a sensory impairment, our services are unique and provide person-centred support.

General information

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Dive into our collection of useful information, a hub where you can find everything related to sensory loss, making it easy for you to access helpful resources and support.

General information
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A person is considered deafblind when their combined vision and hearing loss significantly affects their ability to communicate, access information, and move around independently.