News and blog
See our Sensory Service's latest blogs, news, developments and innovations within the sight and hearing sector.
A day in the life of…Sally Dunster, Sensory Specialist Practitioner
Sally joined ECL in January 2023 and works within our Sensory Impairment Service which 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 Support helps customer cope after being discharged from hospital
When Ronald, who is registered blind, was told he was to be discharged from hospital after a health scare, he was concerned about how he’d manage on his own so soon. The promise of a six-week package of additional care at home did little to ease his fears, but after meeting the ECL Sensory team Ronald quickly realised he was in very capable hands…
Customer with age related macular degeneration can enjoy her independence thanks to the ECL Sensory Team
Meet Jean … Jean suffers from age related macular degeneration and her sight loss was beginning to make certain everyday tasks more difficult. Having been discharged from any formal treatment programme, Jean was referred to ECL’s Sensory Service for further support and, thanks to her Rehabilitation Worker, has now been given the tools to enable her to enjoy her independence…
Visual Impairment rehabilitation support restores independence to 26 year-old
Essex has the highest percentage of population living with sight loss in the country, with 53,700people needing to access vital support and services that enable them to maintain independence and dignity in everyday life.
Leah Jackman, aged 38 from Braintree, has experienced the unimaginable since being diagnosed with diabetes at five years old. As well as being hard of hearing since her early 30’s, in 2009 due to Diabetic Retinopathy Leah blinked one day and suddenly lost sight in her right eye. Then in 2018, she woke up one morning completely blind with no perception of light...
What is Sensory Impairment?
Sensory impairment is the common term used to describe Deafness, blindness, visual impairment, hearing impairment and Deafblindness.
Looking after your eye health
Educating people on the importance of maintaining eye health and going for regular sight tests. Top tips for looking after your sight.