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A guide to our Sensory Service We can support you if you have a sight loss, hearing loss or combined sight and hearing loss.

“I was feeling very isolated, Essex Cares gave me hope.”


On receipt of a referral our professional and experienced team will offer you an assessment to understand your needs and provide appropriate support and advice. Here are some examples of the support we could provide to you: Daily living skills training and advice to maintain independence in the home Demonstration and advice on specialist sensory equipment Lighting and low vision assessments Rehabilitation and mobility training indoors and outdoors Environmental assessment and advice on adaptations and equipment Support with developing communication skills Advice and signposting to social activities and voluntary groups


If you would like to talk to us about ways in which we might be able to help you please do not hesitate to contact us using our contact details on the back page. We would be very happy to discuss your needs and give advice or information. If you would like to be referred for a service from our team please contact Social Care Direct. Their contact details are also on the back page. The Essex Cares Sensory Service aims to support those with a sensory loss to maintain their independence and dignity in every aspect of daily life. We can provide holistic assessments and appropriate support to the individual and those around them who may also be affected by sensory loss. We will also seek to raise awareness of the needs of those with a sensory loss with everyone we meet.

“I found the sensory assistant to be helpful, informative and really clued up on what she had to offer�


Referrals via Social Care Direct: Tel: 0845 603 7630 Text phone: 01206 548 937 Fax: 0845 601 6230 SMS: 07786 125 619 Email: socialcaredirect@essex.gov.uk

Contact our Sensory Service: Tel: 01245 256 380 Text phone: 01245 261 715 Fax: 01245 475 722 SMS: 07921 397 547 Email: sensoryservices@essexcares.org If you would like this leaflet in an alternative format please contact the team

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A Guide to our Sensory Service (black text on yellow)