Our sensory impairment service offers support for adults in Portsmouth who are experiencing difficulties with their hearing, sight, or both.

We can work with you in your own home to help improve your safety, independence and wellbeing.

For those with hearing or sight loss we offer:

  • demos of equipment to help around the home
  • advice and techniques to make everyday activities and tasks easier
  • training to give you the confidence and skills to go out independently
  • signposting to clubs, support groups, services and concessions to help
  • details of support for carers.

For those with sight loss, we offer IT classes and counselling.

If you think you may have issues with your sight or hearing, but you don’t have a diagnosis yet, you should first make an appointment with your GP. We can’t provide medical treatment, hearing aids or glasses.

Sensory equipment

Our sensory equipment shop provides demos of equipment that may be able to help you around the home. It’s based on the second floor of Portsmouth Central Library in Guildhall Square. To visit, make an appointment by calling 023 9282 9923.

If you’re interested in purchasing your own equipment to help with sight and/or hearing loss, we suggest starting with the following links:

Support groups

You can find information about other services and support groups available for those with hearing or sight loss in Portsmouth on theĀ HIVE directory.

More information

For more information about hearing or sight loss, visit the RNIB website

Contact us

You can get in touch with the sensory impairment team at the contact details below.