The new operational name for Grampian Society for the Blind
North East Sensory Services (NESS) exists to promote the needs of people with a sight or hearing loss.
NESS supports people with serious sight or hearing loss to overcome practical and emotional challenges and achieve independence.
Formerly Grampian Society for the Blind (GSB), North East Sensory Services (NESS) works with over 4,500 people with a sensory impairment in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross.
Help NESS to continue to support the blind and deaf communities in the North East of Scotland by taking part in one of our fantastic fundraising events! Click here for more details.
NESS Win at IIP Awards
NESS were delighted to win in the 'Excellence in the Third Sector (up to 249 employees)' section of the Investors in People 2016 Awards, which took place in London on 29th June.
Spree Book on sale now!
Over £5,000 of savings inside - you can purchase the Spree Book from NESS for only £20. Click here to download poster.
contactSCOTLAND Expands Service
contactSCOTLAND is an online BSL video relay interpreting service. To celebrate its first anniversary it is expanding into third sector organisations, for example community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and individual volunteers. This means you will now be able to call organisations such as NESS using contactSCOTLAND. More information on how the service works can be found atwww.contactscotland-bsl.org
NESS Service User Forums
Click herefor the 2016 meeting dates for our User Forums in Aberdeen and Elgin
Sensory Awareness Training in 2016
Our Sensory Awareness Training programme runs from our offices in Aberdeen and in Elgin, and raises awareness of the barriers experienced by people who have a sensory loss. Click here for more information.
Fundraising Recipe Books now on sale!
Cook up some delicious dishes and treats and help NESS to continue its work supporting blind and deaf people in the North-East of Scotland. Our Recipe Book is available to purchase for £7, and our Sweet Treats book is £5 - or you can purchase them both for the special discount price of £10! Available to buy from NESS resource centres in Aberdeen and Elgin - contact us
To find out about our services in each area, click on the links below: