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Sensory Loss Services

Sight and Hearing team

The Sight and Hearing team provide services for people with sight or hearing difficulties living in Poole, both children and adults.

An impairment in sight or hearing (or both) may well cause difficulties in everyday activities. The Sight and Hearing Team specialists provide advice and assistance to help you make adjustments so that you can cope more easily.

The team work closely with Healthcare staff at both the Royal Bournemouth Hospital Eye Clinic and the Audiology Clinic (Shelley Road, Boscombe).

We also have links with local voluntary organisations and support groups.

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Ways we can help you

An assessment of your needs.  Areas covered are:

Your safety in the home

  • your mobility

  • your communication needs such as Braille, touch-typing, sign language, lip speaking and computers

  • listening to your experiences and concerns

  • practical and emotional support

We can provide:

  • support and advice

  • some equipment to help

  • mobility training to help with your safety outside of the home

  • advice for benefits entitlement

  • information about support groups

  • daily living skills to enable you to remain safe in your own home

  • liaison with other professional organisations e.g. health, education, employment, police

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Other support for you:

  • Dorset Blind Association   
    17 Bournemouth Road, Lower Parkstone, Poole. BH14 0EF
    Tel:  01202 712860

  • Hard of Hearing Club
    Organised by Dorset Blind Association - tel: 01202 712860 

  • Concern with Hearing - tel: 01202 385622.

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Links:

Useful local and national organisations and contacts information

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Contact us

Email
sshelpdesk@poole.gov.uk

Tel
01202 633902

Text Relay
18001 01202 633902

Address
Adult Social Care Helpdesk
Room 1
Civic Centre
Poole
BH15 2RU