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Sensory support


If you or a relative are struggling with a vision loss, hearing loss or both, we can work with you to identify what help and support you need.

We can advise on the initial steps that you need to take and signpost you to the correct health professional, organisation, association and charity that can offer you more insight into your sensory loss for example:

We can give advice on the processes to become registered as:

  • sight impaired / partially sighted
  • severely sight impaired / blind
  • hard of hearing
  • deaf
  • deafblind

The aim of the sensory service is to enable people to remain, or become, as independent as possible.


The sensory team provide advice, support and guidance to adults living in Staffordshire who:


The sensory team are part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which consists of:

  • Sensory Team Leader 

  • Rehabilitation Officers for Hearing Impairment (ROHI) 

  • Rehabilitation Officers for Visual Impairment (ROVI)

  • Social Care Assessor (Sensory)
  • Assistant Care Act Assessors (Sensory)

There are also trained Level 3 OCN deafblind assessors to undertake Care Act compliant deafblind assessments.

Still not sure what you need?

We appreciate all this information can be a bit confusing and hard to take in. If you would rather talk to someone about this please call one of our friendly Staffordshire Cares advisors who will be happy to talk with you:

Phone:0300 111 8010

Text/SMS:0796 673 8920

Minicom:01785 276207

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