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Council proves it has a feel for sensory awareness

18 August 2017

Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed with some of the council's sensory awareness team.

The council is holding an information and advice day for the thousands of residents across the borough with hearing, sight and speech problems.

And on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 anyone living with a sensory impairment can attend an event in Rochdale town centre.

There will be stalls packed with information, FREE hearing screenings, the opportunity to meet guide dogs and experts on hand to answer any questions.

The fire service is also hoping to drop in to offer safety advice and free carers’ assessments will be available.

In 2015 the council held its 1st ever sensory awareness event, with scores of people from across the borough attending.

This is a great opportunity for people with a sensory problem to discover the high quality support we have available.

Tracey Little, team manager in adult care services, said: “This is a great opportunity for people with a sensory problem to discover the high quality support we have available. Living with a sensory impairment should never lower someone’s quality of life, so I would urge people to come along on 23 August to see how we can help.”

Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed, cabinet member for adult care services, said: “The council has a fantastic team in adult care, working tirelessly to support and help people with sensory problems. I think the information day is a fantastic idea and I’m sure it will be a successful and insightful day.”

The FREE sensory awareness event takes place at the council’s Number One Riverside building on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 from 10am-3pm.

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