Living With a Sensory Impairment
Living With a Sight or Hearing Impairment
A range of services for people with sensory impairments are provided on behalf of Moray Council by North East Sensory Services.
North East Sensory Services (NESS), which has premises at 10 Victoria Crescent, Elgin, provides advice and support to people who have a visual or hearing impairment.
Current activities include:
- Social work service
- Rehabilitation service
- Resource Centre
- Technical support for specific aids
- Provision of equipment to improve communication and training in its use
- Talking Books service
- Mobility training
- Interpreter services – British Sign Language
- Lip reading training.
NESS assesses for, sources and fits specialist equipment to aid daily living. There is a stock of aids and samples of equipment on display in its resource centre.
NESS has developed, through charitable income, a wide-range of additional services to support people’s needs.
These include: ICT training; a young person’s service; training sessions for voluntary organisations; support groups; and a befriending service.