The Sensory Provision service is part of the Physical Disabilities Service and provides support for people with a sensory impairment who live in Manchester aged 18+.
The Linkworkers provide information and advice around the areas of welfare rights, benefits, housing and debt management. The Linkworkers also enable people to access the full range of council services, and signpost and refer to other services where their expertise is exceeded.
If you are registered blind or partially sighted, or Deaf you could be entitled to the following: free bus pass, or reduced fare, reduced taxi fare travel voucher scheme, discounted rail travel, reduced TV license, extra Tax allowance, or Disability Living allowance.
The service is responsible for all aspects of visual need and will assess and customise rehabilitation programs according to the needs of the individual; these can include the following.
Mobility and cane training, Daily Living Skills, Counselling, Retraining, Employment/Educational Support and Communication Skills
Sensory Equipment and Adaptations help maintain a person’s independence within the home, by providing equipment and adaptations to a person with a sensory impairment. A member of staff will be available to discuss what equipment is available or arrange a visit. The free equipment includes items like text phones, fax machines, flashing light doorbells and talking clocks. The Assessment officers also provide aids and equipment for under 18’s.
Hearing Link is the UK hearing loss organisation that makes it easy to find the right information, appropriate services, and meaningful connections with other people.
Manchester Deaf Centre is the largest organisation in Greater Manchester providing support to a wide range of people with sensory impairment. The centre is a popular place for D/deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing people to meet and socialise and also to access information and our Communication Service that enables Deaf and hearing people to communicate in a wide variety of settings.