We have launched our brand new Sensory Champion project with a pilot project in North Essex. The first Sensory Champions are the GP Care Advisors linked to every GP practice in Colchester and Tendring Districts. The next group will be 30 staff from across Colchester hospital.
While the focus is on health and social care staff, anyone can become a Sensory Champion through training and linking in with our team and local sensory services.
The aims of the project are to:
- Better support people who have sight and hearing impairments.
- Increase identification, referrals and signposting to sensory services.
- Improve access to health and social cares services.
We provide Sensory Champions with training, regular information bulletins, events and a free tote bag with sensory information and in which further information and equipment can be kept.
If you are interested in becoming a champion within your workplace or organisation please contact us.