Sensory impairment

Specialist services for people who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind

Specialist services are also available to people of all ages, from babies to older people and include:

  • Mobility and independent travel training
  • Links with mainstream and specialist schools
  • Advice and information on a range of conditions affecting vision and hearing
  • Arrangement for British Sign Language Interpretation/Guide Communicator for social work appointments
  • Provision of specialist equipment
  • Provision of awareness training to staff and organisations
  • Teaching in a variety of communication methods

Specialist assessment is available from a rehabilitation and mobility officer. There are six rehabilitation and mobility officers who are based within the Locality Support Services (Disability) throughout North Lanarkshire. They are able to offer a range of specialist support, advice and information. The referral process is the same as for community care assessment.

For further information or to arrange for an assessment for yourself or someone you help to look after, please use the 'contact us' box.

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