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Support for people with a sensory impairment (sight and hearing loss)

Essex Cares Limited (ECL) delivers services on behalf of Essex County Council for people with sensory impairments living in Essex.

If you have sight loss, hearing loss or combined sight and hearing loss (Deafblind), their service can help you maintain independence and dignity in every aspect of daily life.

They can offer support and advice, including:

  • Daily living skills, training and advice to maintain independence in the home
  • Communicator Guide and Sighted Guide Service
  • Demonstration and advice on specialist sensory equipment
  • Lighting and low vision assessments
  • Rehabilitation and mobility training indoors and outdoors
  • Environmental assessment and advice on adaptations and equipment
  • Support with developing communication skills
  • Advice and signposting to social activities and voluntary groups

To find out more information about the services ECL provide, visit their website for Sensory services.

To self refer

You don't need a referral from your GP or Adult Social Care, you can contact them directly:


Phone:         0333 0133 262

Textphone:   01245 261715

SMS:            07921 397547

Related information (on ECL website):

See also our section on Living with a disability.

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