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Sensory Support Team - About Us

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For Children and Adults who are D/deaf or Deafblind

Who do we support?

  • People of all ages who are affected by hearing loss or combined sight and hearing loss.
  • We also support families and carers.

 What are our Aims and Values?

  • We believe that people with sensory loss should enjoy the basic right to participate fully and equally in the life of the community.
  • We seek opportunities to promote positive attitudes towards people  with a sensory loss.

What services do we provide?

  • Specialist Assessment of individual needs.
  • Technical Assessments for special equipment to promote independence.
  • Confidential counselling; help with personal problems and family matters.
  • Support to carers
  • Information, advice, support and 'sign posting' to other services
  • Access to interpretation services
  • A Register of D/deaf and Deafblind people (voluntary)

Who are we?

  • The service is provided by three specialist Social Workers and one Technical Officer who work only with people who are D/deaf or Deafblind
  • These specialist workers are qualified Social Workers who also possess sign communication skills
  • We are happy for people to contact us by email:

Andrew.Weeks@nct.nhs.uk

 Dorothy.Frankland@nct.nhs.uk

June.Kinsleysmith@nct.nhs.uk

Jane.McGee@nct.nhs.uk

Contact Details:

Refereals Children :                                             Information & Advice:                    Referrals Adults:

Disabled Children's Team                               Sensory Support Team                Andy Weeks

Social Services Office                                           Foundry House                              Foundry House

94, Newgate Street                                               The Oval                                         The Oval 

Morpeth                                                                Bedlington                                     Bedlington

Northumberland                                                    Northumberland                            Northumberland

NE61 1BU                                                             NE22 5HS                                    NE22 5HS

Tel: (01670) 516131                                              Tel: (01670) 536400                     Tel: (01670) 536400

 

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