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North East Sensory Services

North East Sensory Services (NESS)'s mission is "Achieving independence for blind and deaf people". NESS delivers a range of services to people living with a sensory loss (sight loss and/or hearing loss, including people who are Deaf British Sign Language users) in Aberdeen, Moray, Dundee City and Angus.

During the current Coronavirus pandemic, most of our services are operating remotely. Please view the information about our individual services for more information.

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Services

Employment Support Service Aberdeen

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Aberdeen City

Employment support is available to people living in Aberdeen who are blind, partially sighted, Deaf BSL users or living with a hearing loss.

NESS Employment Service can:
- Support you to access an...

Hard of Hearing Support Group

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Moray

A support group for people with hearing loss in Moray, held in Elgin. We meet on alternate Wednesdays from 10.30am – 12.30pm.

Entertainment Set

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Aberdeen City

Our group is especially for visually impaired people who would like to experience an afternoon at the theatre in good company and be well looked after by very helpful theatre staff.

We visit His Ma...

Forres Sensory Group

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Moray

A social group for people with sight and/or hearing loss in Forres and the surrounding area. Group meets on alternate Thursdays 10.30am - 12.30pm

Equipment for People with Sight Loss

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Moray
  • Aberdeen City
  • Angus
  • Dundee City

We display useful specialist equipment and daily living aids to help with everyday activities.

Telling the time, working in the kitchen, taking medication and using the telephone or remote control ...

Hospital Information Service

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Aberdeen City

Providing information, advice and support to patients and their families.

Based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, NESS’ Hospital Information Service offers practical and emotional support to you and you...

Kree8 Klub

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Moray

A creative group for people with sight and/or hearing loss to enjoy crafts. This group is affiliated to our Connect Include Support Group

Charles Bonnet Peer Support Group

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Aberdeen City

Anyone who experiences symptoms of CBS is welcome to come along to:

NESS Café, 21 John Street, Aberdeen
The first Tuesday of every month from 10.30am until 12 noon

Fitness Room for Sensory Impaired People

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Aberdeen City

The fitness room is a small but well-equipped modern gym in a safer, less hectic environment. Anyone with sight or hearing loss can book a session and use the fitness room. The gym is supported by vol...

The Young People’s Sensory Service (YPSS)

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Moray
  • Aberdeen City

Supporting children and young people with a sensory loss to build confidence, self-esteem and life skills. Their parents also get a chance to share their experiences.

Employment Support Service Dundee

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Dundee City

Employment support is available to people living in Dundee who are blind, partially sighted, Deaf BSL users or living with a hearing loss.

NESS Employment Service can:
- Support you to access and ...

Social Club for Men with Sensory Impairment

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Aberdeen City

A social group for blind, partially sighted, deaf and hard of hearing men. Meet up every Thursday from 10am until 12pm at John Street, Aberdeen

Moray Deaf Club

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Moray

Independent club for Deaf People in Moray. BSL is used at the club. Hearing people with good BSL are also welcome. Meets every Saturday from 13.00 until 16.00.

Hear2Help in Elgin

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Moray

We provide: Hearing Aid batteries, re-tubing, support, advice and access to other NESS services.

Trained volunteers, many of whom have a hearing loss themselves, carry out Hear 2 help basic hearing...

Hearing Aid Support Dundee

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Dundee City

Provided by NHS Tayside volunteers, and hosted at NESS Resource Centre in Dundee, drop in to get hearing aid batteries and retubing support and advice - available for people who wear NHS hearing aids ...

Forfar Sensory Group

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Angus

The group is a social and information group for people experiencing sensory loss in the Forfar area. Meets monthly on a Wednesday from 1pm - 3pm at Forfar Guide Hall, The Myre, DD8 1AZ

Elgin (SIPs) Sensory Impaired Persons Group

By: North East Sensory Services.

A social group for people who have a sight and/ or hearing loss in Elgin. We meet every Monday from 2pm until 4pm in the Elgin Community Centre.

Moray Deaf Church

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Moray

Church service worship led by a Deaf minister in British Sign Language (BSL). Meets on the second Saturday of each month at 2pm.

Buckie Sensory Group

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Moray
  • Aberdeen City

A social group for people over 65 with sight and/ or hearing loss in Buckie and the surrounding area. This group is affiliated to our Connect-Include-Support service

ICT - Assistive Technology

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Aberdeen City
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Angus
  • Dundee City

Information, advice and training for people with a sensory loss (sight loss and/or hearing loss) to use assistive technology on computers, tablets and smart technology. One to one appointments as wel...

Support for Older People Living with Sensory Impairment

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Moray
  • Aberdeen City

Social support for older people living with a sensory loss to help reduce social isolation by participating in group activities, including games, quizzes, talks, and trips out.

Connect, Include, ...

Lipreading classes - Aberdeen

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Aberdeen City

Structured lipreading classes for people with hearing loss in Aberdeen.

Verbal communication can be extremely frustrating for people with hearing loss. Learn to recognise visible lip shapes and lea...

Evergreens Club for Deaf senior citizens - Aberdeen

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Aberdeen City

A social club for Deaf senior citizens. British Sign Language (BSL) is used at this club. Club runs on Thursday's from 1.30 - 4pm.

Keith Sensory Impairment Group

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Moray

A social and support group for people with sight and or hearing loss in Keith and the surrounding area. This group is affiliated to our Connect-Include-Support service.

We meet on the first Thursda...

Arbroath Eyes & Ears

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Angus

The group is a social and information group for people experiencing sensory loss in the Arbroath area. The groups meets on the first Monday of the month from 1.30pm - 3.30pm at Arbroath Library, Hill ...

Social Work and Rehabilitation Support for Sensory Impairment

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Moray
  • Aberdeen City
  • Angus
  • Dundee City

Our social work and rehabilitation services and activities can help you to get the most out of life when you are living with a sensory loss.

NESS social workers will meet you face to face to give y...

Lipreading classes - Elgin

By: North East Sensory Services.

Structured lipreading classes for people with hearing loss in Moray, based in Elgin.

Verbal communication can be extremely frustrating for people with hearing loss. Learn to recognise visible lip s...

British Sign Language - English Interpreter Booking Service

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Moray
  • Aberdeen City
  • Angus
  • Dundee City

NESS provides a British Sign Language to English Language interpreter booking service, to enable Deaf British Sign Language users and hearing English speakers to communicate with each other.

Hear2Help - Aberdeen

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Aberdeen City

We provide: Hearing Aid batteries, re-tubing, support, advice and access to other NESS services.

Trained volunteers, many of whom have a hearing loss themselves, carry out Hear2Help which includes ...

Batteries for NHS Hearing Aids

By: North East Sensory Services.

Delivered across:
  • Moray
  • Aberdeen City
  • Dundee City

If you need new batteries, drop into NESS resource centres in Aberdeen and Dundee between 9am and 4pm, or Elgin between 9:30am and 1pm, Monday to Friday. These are distributed free of charge to people...

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