Drop-in event to help people with sensory loss

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A series of events are taking place around the county to help people who suffer from sensory loss.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is joining forces with Northumberland County Blind Association (NCBA) to host a drop-in at the Social Care and Health Information Point at Morpeth Library.

It will take place on Tuesday, May 21, from 9.45am to 3.45pm and is the first of a series of monthly drop-in events taking place around the county over the rest of the year.

At the event, people will be able to access information and advice about living with sensory loss and find out about the support and services that exist in the area.

Specially-trained staff will be on hand to explain about products, equipment, support and services that can help people who are deaf, hard of hearing, have tinnitus, are visually impaired or are deafblind.

Andy Weeks, manager for the sensory support team at the health trust, said: “Many people don’t realise how important their hearing or sight is until they start to lose it and it can be a very challenging time.

“We are delighted to work with Northumberland County Blind Association so that people can find out about the many options for support that are available to them.

“We would like to encourage people living in and around Morpeth with sensory loss to come along and take advantage of this unique event.”

The next drop-in event will take place at Your Link in Cramlington on Wednesday, June 26, from 9.45am to 3.45pm.

For more information about future events contact Northumbria Healthcare on (01670) 536400 or the NCBA team on (01670) 514316.