This area of the Council website explains what visual impairment is and how you can register with the Council so we can give advice on benefits and concessions and discuss any sight related difficulties that you may be having.
Qualified rehabilitation workers provide advice and support to people who are visually impaired. People do not have to be registered to receive a service, and the website explains how to access these.
If you are hearing impaired and have seen your doctor but are still having difficulties you can contact Adult Social Care Direct and ask to speak to the Duty Rehabilitation Assistant for further advice. The Visual and Hearing Impairment Team can assess people for equipment, such as smoke alarms or baby alarms.