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
The team offices operate a duty system each day, where a duty officer can help with your query or take a referral for the team. We accept referrals from service users, carers or family members, G.P’s and other healthcare professionals and voluntary organisations. Children under the age of 18 must be referred to the team via the Trust Gateway service, on Tel: 0300 1000 300
- Out of hours
- Local groups
Subtitled Video Resources
Sensory Support Services in Northern Ireland (Subtitled Video)
Further Support Organisations
15 – 17 Gloucester St
Tel: (028) 9032 9373
RNIB Helpline: 0303 123 9999
Click here for RNIB Services Booklet
Action on Hearing Loss
4-8 Adelaide St
Tel: (028) 9023 9619