The sensory needs service provide a range of support services for people with sensory impairments to continue living as independently as possible. These include equipments and adaptations, as well as a linkworker service and rehabilitation to relearn skills following accidents and illness, or to learn new skills to enable you to cope with a change in your level of ability.
Who is it for?
The service is for Manchester residents who are over 18 and who have a sensory impairment, though we are developing programmes to enable us to engage with young people earlier. Specifically, we help:
- Deaf adults
- Hard of hearing adults
- Deaf people with mental health needs
- Deaf people with physical or learning disabilities
- Deafened adults
- Deafblind people
- Partially sighted
- Blind people
What may we be able to offer?
Dependent on the outcome of a sensory assessment, we can provide equipment, everyday living tools and advice, mobility or orientation support, benefits advice, or signposting to other services or agencies.
How do I know if I'm eligible?
A specialist assessment officer will assess your situation according to pre agreed eligibility criteria. If you don't meet the criteria, we'll suggest alternative help that you may be able to get.
How do I apply?
If you've had an assessment, speak to your care manager. If you haven't had an assessment, get in touch with the Contact Service.