North East Sensory Services
North East Sensory Services
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 4,200 people with a sensory impairment in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross.

*Latest News*

NESS Xmas Closure

Click here for information on when NESS offices are closed over Xmas and New Year, and also contact information for emergency social work services during the festive period.

Festive Fun at the Cafe - Poster

On Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd the Cafe at 21 John Street Aberdeen will be open between 10am and 2.30pm for coffee, tea, light snacks, and from 12pm - 1.30pm for soup and sandwiches.  There will be nail painting, games, mini exercise sessions, carol singing and good company - all welcome!

NESS Festive Raffle

The top 3 winners in the Festive Raffle are;

Mitchells Festive Hamper - W Watt of Huntly
100 - L Carrol of Kingswells
50 - M Carruthers of Aberdeen

Click here for the full list of winners.  NESS are grateful to all those who donated to the draw and thank everyone for buying tickets, the amount sold was 5,967!

Social Impact Report

NESS have released our Social Impact Report, First Edition - available in formats PDF, Word, MP3 audio and BSL video.  Click here for more information.

NESS Anniversary Ball 2015

Tables are now on sale for our Anniversary Ball on Saturday 7th March 2015 at Mercure Ardoe House Hotel.  Click here for more info.

NESS Social Accounts 2013-2014

NESS is delighted to publish its first set of audited Social Accounts for the year 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014.  Click here for more information.

Christmas Cards for 2014

Help support NESS by purchasing our Xmas cards!  Large print calendars for 2015 also on sale.  Available from our resource centres in Aberdeen and Elgin, or by phoning 0845 27 12345. Click here to download the order form.

To find out about our services in each area, click on the links below:


Dalguise Trip 2014
Dalguise Trip 2014
Hands-on signing in Elgin
Hands-on signing in Elgin


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North East Sensory Services is the operational name for Grampian Society for the Blind, a charity  registered in Scotland  SC009537

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