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Visionary day as adult care promotes sensory services

15 August 2019

Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed with adult care team members.

We showed our feeling for sensory issues as scores of people attended our adult care's annual awareness day at Number One Riverside on Wednesday, 14 August 2019.

Attractions at the popular event included carers' assessments, free hearing screenings and a range of specialist help and advice on all things sensory related.

There were stalls packed with information from partner organisations including Action for Blind, Blind Veterans, Action on Hearing Loss, NHS Audiology Team, Deafblind UK, NHS Eye clinic liaison officer, Guide Dogs, Community Connectors, British Wireless for the Blind, Fire Service and The Talking Newspaper.

Experts from our hard working sensory team were on hand throughout the day to answer residents' questions and showcase the range of adult care services we provide.

The day showed adult care at its best, working with partners to deliver a well-supported event

Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed, cabinet member for adult care, said: "Our fantastic sensory team provide a comprehensive sensory service that ensures residents can access a range of free services throughout the year. These include a sign language support group, book clubs and much more. The day showed adult care at its best, working with partners to deliver a well-supported event, which underlined our Co-operative values and principles."

Tracey Sheils, our senior sensory intervention officer, said: "It was great to see so many residents in attendance and a huge thanks to all our fantastic partner organisations who supported the day. Our service ensures residents with hearing, sight and speech problems are provided with help, support and advice throughout the year. The awareness day also underlines our commitment to delivering sensory services that help to improve the lives of residents across the borough."

Adult care provides a range of sensory services and hold events, classes and support sessions throughout the year.