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Essex Sensory Awareness Week 10th – 16th July 2017

Next week we celebrate the very first Essex Sensory Awareness Week.

It has been created to enable the partner organisations within the Essex Sensory Community to work together to raise awareness of sensory impairments and of the services available to people living with sight and / or hearing loss in Essex.

Essex Sensory Community






The Essex Sensory Community (ESC) is an informal partnership of organisations delivering services on behalf of Essex County Council.  The aims of the partnership are to raise awareness about sensory impairments, co-produce local services and solutions and to ensure referral pathways between organisations are streamlined and effective.

Read Essex Sensory Community information here

Reaching out.

Essex has the second largest population of sensory impaired people for any county in the UK, over 200,000 people.  We would like to reach out to more people and their families as we know the information, advice, guidance and wide range of support we can provide can change people’s lives.

If you’d like to talk to someone about your sight and / or hearing then please do contact us for an informal chat by phone, email, textphone or SMS.  Or if you know someone of any age who may benefit from some information, advice or support please let them know about us and encourage them to contact us, or feel free contact us on their behalf.

We will ensure you have the information you need at the right time, the right place and the right way.

What you can do.

If you work in an organisation supporting people who may have sensory impairments please contact us as we will be able to visit your group or service to provide a talk or presentation.

Please help us spread the word by passing on this information to everyone you know to help us to reach out to more people.

If you are on Twitter please follow us and other ESC members, retweet our messages and use #ESAW to help us get Essex Sensory Awareness Week off to the best possible start.

Thank you

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