Sensory Support

The Team provides services to both adults and children who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted, visually impaired or have a Dual Sensory Loss.

We provide advice and assistance about your hearing or sight loss; specialist equipment on the basis of assessed need and access to communication support.

The team consists of rehabilitation workers, social workers and equipment officers. We work with the Low Vision Clinic who assess and provide service users with equipment to aid vision on a daily basis. We also work with the Audiology department, who supply and fit the most appropriate digital hearing aid.

Individuals referred to the Sensory Support Service must be resident within the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have a significant sight loss that cannot be corrected by spectacles
  • Be profoundly deaf or have been assessed as having a diagnosed hearing condition by an Audiology Department

Four service users with guide dog on a beach walk

Contact Details

North Down and Ards Area

Minicom: (028) 9151 0137
Mobile: 0773 428 2646
Fax: (028) 9151 0145

Call us(028) 9151 0136

Down Area

Minicom: (028) 4461 4744
Mobile: 0773 987 9556
Fax: (028) 9041 1897

Call us (028) 4461 6915

Lisburn Area

Minicom: (028) 9260 3120
Mobile: 0773 987 9554
Fax: (028) 9041 1369

Call us(028) 9260 7746