London Borough of Greenwich Sensory Service for Children and Young People
The Royal Greenwich Sensory Service provides support for children, aged 0-19 in homes and schools, who have semi-permanent or permanent deafness or vision impairment that cannot be corrected by glasses. Qualified teachers of the deaf/vision impaired can write advice and visit in schools/homes to support meeting each child’s individual needs, as well as offering deaf/vision awareness training and British Sign Language courses. Specialist support workers work with teachers and families and training by a mobility/habilitation officer or Deaf instructor is available. Schools can be provided with specialist resources such as low vision aids, Braille facilities, radio aids and adapted curriculum materials. The service also provides a weekly pre-school group for families with children with a sensory disability (ages 0-3).
- Local authority social care
- Everyday living skills
- Mobility training
- Educational support