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Sensory Resource Service

If you have a visual or hearing impairment and are finding it hard to manage you can get help and support from our Sensory Disabilities Resource Team. This is a free council funded service that can offer, depending on your eligibility:

- A rehabilitation service

- Equipment for day-to-day living, for example flashing doorbells, telephone amplifiers, television amplifiers and Minicom.

- Training in communication skills - using British Sign Language or Deaf Blind Manual.

- Advice and information on what is available locally, regionally and nationally

If you feel this service will help you or the person you are caring for contact the Access and Assessment Team by calling 020 8496 3000. If you are having inpatient treatment at Langthorne, Whipps Cross or Chingford Hospitals you can ask ward staff to contact hospital based social workers for you.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sensory Resource Team
020 8496 2488 (voice and Minicom)
07792 660 508 (SMS texts)

Where to go

Willow House
Forest Road
E17 4UH

Local Offer


You should be live in Waltham Forest, and be Deaf or hard of hearing and in need of our help, or be caring for someone who lives in Waltham Forest and is Deaf or hard of hearing.

Needs Level
SEN Provision Type
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