Sensory Services enables adults (over 18 years) with a hearing loss or a visual impairment to maintain their independence, subject to an assessment of need.

Support with sight loss

  • Support with the registration process
  • Registering of partially sighted and blind status with Kirklees adult social care
  • Issue of proof of registration identity cards
  • Access to rehabilitation, provided by SKIES rehabilitation officers to help with adjusting to, or learning, new ways of managing daily living activities and white cane mobility training
  • Accessing the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer

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Deaf and hearing loss support

  • 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
  • Provide the "I am Deaf" communication card

Hearing aid assessments

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

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

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Ask for an assessment, information or advice

Fill in our simple online form.

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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)