Specialist help

Specialist help for people with sensory impairments

Lincolnshire Sensory Services

The Lincolnshire Sensory Services team provides support for visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind adults, children and young people across the county.

If you have a visual or hearing impairment and require some assistance with everyday living tasks such as cooking a meal, paying a bill, using public transport or even accessing social groups, Lincolnshire Sensory Services may be able to help you. They will carry out an assessment of your needs and let you know if you are eligible for their help. This can include anything from information and advice to issuing equipment to support you in your own home. The team works closely with individual clients, carers, families and professionals to deliver a service that focuses on empowering people with sensory loss to develop confidence and achieve independence within the community.

For more information, please get in touch by:

Tel: 01476 589513
Text: 07710 155104
Email: lincolnshiresensoryservices@hearingloss.org.uk
Web:  www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk (search ‘Lincolnshire Sensory Services’)

Write to:
Lincolnshire Sensory Services
14 Finkin Street
Grantham
Lincolnshire
NG31 6QZ

Skype, ooVoo and NGT (Next Generation Text) available on request.

South Lincolnshire Blind Society

South Lincolnshire Blind Society is a registered charity which provides a wide range of person-centred services to help people with sight loss to make their lives easier and remain independent whatever their age or personal circumstances.

They offer well-equipped resource centres in Boston and in Grantham, providing a range of equipment for purchase from talking watches and clocks to daily living aids, games and specialist IT software. They can demonstrate equipment in the resource centre or in your home.

The services include:

  • A full range of information about eye conditions and local services that will help you remain independent.
  • Information and advice about living with, or caring for someone with, sight loss.
  • Training for living independently, for the person with sight loss and their carers.
  • Visual impairment awareness training for partners and carers, volunteers, companies and Sighted Guiding.
  • Specialist radio, CD, tape machines for those eligible to be registered blind.
  • Talking books and talking newspapers.
  • 13 social groups who meet regularly and enjoy guest speakers, outings and attend events and just enjoy social companionship.
  • Seven book groups who meet monthly for those who love to read.
  • Volunteer home visitors.
  • Support for carers.
  • Emotional support officers.
  • Help with welfare benefits and concessions.
  • Help with applying for grants for specialist equipment.
  • Community support workers for one-to-one specialist support and advice in the home or out and about.
  • Referrals to Lincolnshire Sensory Services, Adult Care, Wellbeing Service, Telecare, Carers’ Team, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Adults Supporting Adults, fire service and many more.
  • Special events and activities such as quiz nights, pamper days, specialist technology and information events throughout the year.
  • A quarterly newsletter packed full of useful information.

For more information, please contact:

South Lincolnshire Blind Society
14 Finkin Street, Grantham,
Lincolnshire NG31 5QZ

Tel: 01476 592775
Email: slbs@blind-society.org.uk
Web: www.blind-society.org.uk

Lincoln and Lindsey Blind Society

Lincoln and Lindsey Blind Society’s aim is to enhance the quality of life for blind, partially sighted and visually impaired people, whatever your age or personal circumstances.

It gives practical help and assistance to people who are blind, partially-sighted or visually-impaired, which includes a home visiting service, a befriending service and a children’s activity service.

You do not have to be registered with a visual impairment, or have a referral from your doctor or optometrist. You, a family member or a friend can telephone, call in to see the team in person or write to them.

The Society serves North and North East Lincolnshire, East and West Lindsey and Lincoln City.

Lincoln and Lindsey Blind Society
Bradbury House, Ramsgate, Louth LN11 0NB

Tel: 01507 605604
Fax: 01507 608802
Email: info@llbs.co.uk
Web: www.llbs.co.uk

Specialist help for people with learning disabilities

For further information, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 01522 782155 or email customer_services@lincolnshire.gov.uk