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Adults with a sensory loss

Information and guidance for people with a sensory loss, including those with sight or hearing loss and those who are deafblind (dual sensory loss).

Social Services has a Sensory Services Team which includes specialist social workers and care managers who support people with sensory loss. They can provide a range of information, specialist advice and practical support.

Support services might include:

  • equipment and adaptations to help someone manage at home;
  • training and skills to maximise independence;
  • assistance with personal care.

Before you can receive any of these services we would need to carry out an assessment of your needs.

Sight loss

Information for people who are blind, partially sighted or losing their sight.

Hearing loss

Information for Deaf people and those who are hard of hearing.

Dual sensory loss (Deafbllind)

People who are deafblind have both sight and hearing loss, sometimes referred to as 'dual sensory loss'.


The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), one of the UK's leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people.
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Last modified on 15 July 2021