Sensory Services are for adults over 18 years of age who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a visual impairment, enabling them to maintain their independence subject to care needs assessment.

We offer help with

  • assessing adult social care needs
  • accessing the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
  • certification of Visual Impairment and Blind/Visual Impairment identification cards
  • rehabilitation and learning
  • specialist equipment to make tasks easier
  • access to a wide range of information, advice and support
  • drop-in services for Deaf people
  • sensory awareness training
  • help and support around daily living skills.
  • fully qualified BSL Kirklees Interpreting Service
  • deaf advice and qualified BSL communication support workers for one to one support
  • lip speaker service - a hearing person who is professionally trained to be easy to lip read
  • speech to text reporter service - reproduce speech into text on a computer or projector screen

BSL interpreter service

Can be booked for:

  • Job Centre
  • Medical appointments (G.P, dentist, opticians)
  • Legal meetings (police, court, solicitors)
  • Education — e.g. parents evenings
  • Social work or social care appointments
  • Welfare benefits services
  • Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Organisations are responsible to book Interpreters due to Equality Act (2010). You ask the organisation (like G.P. or Job Centre) to contact Kirklees Sensory Interpreting Service

Hearing aid assessments

A referral for a hearing aid assessment can be made by your local GP.

Ask for an assessment, help or advice

Fill in our simple online form.

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Contact Gateway to care

Other ways to request an assessment

You can request an assessment over the phone

  • Phone 01484 414933 (24 hours a day 7 days a week)
  • Phone 07786202419 (Text only)
  • You can also talk to us via Skype watch the Arrange a Skype meeting video to find out more.

Arrange a Skype appointment

Skype appointment service for Deaf people whose first language is British Sign Language (BSL) – watch the BSL video below for information.