Sensory Impairment Team Assessment

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edited 2 August at 8:09PM in Disability money matters
I have a relative who, like me, has a hearing problem.   Her hearing is getting worse and she has been offered an assessment by her Local Council's Sensory Impairment Team. During the telephone call to arrange the appointment she was told that the way they (Council Occupational Therapy Department) provide equipment has changed.

On their website it says under services offered:  "assessing and providing appropriate equipment to help with daily living."

It sounds as if the Occupational Therapist may be able to, at the assessment,  recommend or advise on any suitable equipment but not actually be able to provide it.  Does this sound likely and may be becuse of cut backs? 

 I would be happy to pass on any helpful information to her.


  • OutdoorQueen
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    From my experience, I don’t think the service offered is standardised across the country.  Every council is different so very hard to comment.  The process or service offered may have changed, things are changing all the time.  I would suggest your relative goes ahead with the assessment and then takes things from there.  
  • Thanks, OutdoorQueen.  I'm hoping my relative will sign up for MSE Forums such as this one as there is so much really helpful information here.

    I think we are all geared up to expect reduced services where they were once really good - so much is changing just now.
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