Devon Sensory Team

What does it do?

We give information and advice:

  • by answering public enquiries face-to-face
  • by telephone, including textphone
  • by fax, e-mail and letters
  • by visits to Resource Centres and the Mobile Resource Unit
  • at cultural centres, such as Deaf Clubs
  • in social groups, such as clubs for visually impaired people
  • by use of this web site
  • by producing publications in formats such as Braille, large print, on tape or on computer disk.

We will check what kind of help you need, examples include whether you need:

  • any specific equipment, such as a telephone with amplifier and/or large buttons, to help resolve daily living problems
  • help with communication, or to get around (such as mobility and orientation training).

Who it is for?

We are a specialist team providing services to people who are:

  • visually impaired, or
  • Deaf, or
  • have an acquired hearing loss. or
  • are deafblind - (sometimes known as a dual sensory impairment - people who have a significant combination of hearing and sight loss).

Where it is available?

Local service (East Devon, Exeter, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, West Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon).

How to access or apply for it:

We take referrals direct from:

  • the public, including from carers, relatives, friends and neighbours
  • other professionals, such as health, education, environmental health and other social services staff
  • voluntary agencies

Contact us Via Care Direct on:
Telephone: 0845 155 1007
SMS Text: 0777 3333 231
Fax: 0845 155 1003
Textphone: 0845 155 1020
Email: customer@devon.gov.uk

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Info last updated:

08/02/2012