There are many pieces of equipment available to assist and enable you to adapt your environment so that it is better suited to your needs.
We have a wide specialist equipment resource and can offer demonstration, advice and in some cases – provision on behalf of Essex County Council. We can offer you a holistic assessment at home to understand your equipment needs relating to sight, hearing or dual sensory impairments.
“Carly was so helpful and gave me the insight & confidence to apply for products to help me be a part of everyday life.”
Ms T – Basildon, February 2016
Examples of common equipment needs we can assist with are:
- Access to telephone ringing and hearing callers
- Textphones and advice on mobile phone apps
- Access to Smoke alarm during day and night
- Doorbell options so it can be heard around the home
- Provision of and training with white canes
- Lighting assessments and recommendations of equipment / adaptations
- Magnifications equipment
- Daily living equipment to ensure safety in the kitchen
“I was very pleased when the Sensory Services Ladies came to see me at my home and helped me with the difficulty I was having due to my deafness, one being worrying about not hearing the telephone and causing family to be worried about my well-being. Also one of my problems not hearing when people come to my door, now I am going to have help with dealing with these things I shall be so much happier in my home & not nervous, feeling much more content. I would like to say thank you for your help and how much I appreciate everything you are doing for me.”
Anon, February 2016
There are a variety of local voluntary organisations who may also be able to provide you with equipment advice, demonstration and the opportunity to visit resource centres and purchase equipment direct. We can provide you with full details so please do contact us if you would like any information or support.
“Your Service is very good, providing all the answers to our questions we had. Also your trained staff are very polite and helpful and are going to provide us with all the equipment we are going to need thank you.”
Mr L – Bobbingworth, December 2016