The Sensory Impairment Team is part of the South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership. We provide support to people who are Deaf and people who are affected by hearing and/or sight loss throughout South Ayrshire.
We work closely with NHS Ayrshire & Arran ophthalmology and audiology colleagues, social work community care teams, third sector groups such as the Sensory Impaired Support Group (SISG), Action on Hearing Loss, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), British Deaf Association, as well as local community support groups.
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The Sensory Impairment Team can help with the following:
- Providing emotional support
- Providing information and advice on all aspects of hearing and/or sight loss
- Maintaining the register of sight impaired people and offering registration visits
- Signposting to other services such as welfare benefits, community groups, support groups
- Providing training on communication and independent living skills
- Providing mobility training to develop and increase safe and independent movement both indoors and outdoors such as using public transport
- Demonstrating the use of equipment to support independence
- Linking people in to their community
- Assessing care and support needs using Self Directed Support.
We can visit you at home or at one of our drop in clinics held in various locations throughout South Ayrshire. Please contact the team for further information on where and when our drop in clinics are held
If you or someone you know would benefit from our services, contact the Sensory Impairment Team for more information:
Phone 0300 123 0900
Text 07977 540721
British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via www.contactscotland-bsl.org Scotland's online BSL interpreting video relay service (VRS).
Our office hours are Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 4.45pm and Friday 8.45am to 4.00pm.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE- Please click here to check the Coronavirus update page for the services we are currently providing.