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.

You can find out more about the range of services and support we provide in our Social Impact Report and Social Accounts.

*Latest News*

Job Vacancy

  • We are seeking to recruit a Senior Inclusion Co-ordinator.  Click here for more information and application forms.  The deadline for applications is Friday 16th October.

Young Peoples' Sensory Service (YPSS)

  • Click here for the YPSS Autumn 2015 activities timetable, featuring horse riding, a trip to Blair Drummond safari park, and a Halloween party!

Support NESS Fundraising Events!

  • Help NESS to continue to support the deaf and blind communities in the North East - click here to find out more about our upcoming events, including a Ceilidh in Keith, and a comedy hypnotist show! 


Fundraising Recipe Book now on sale! Recipe book cover pic

  • Cook up some delicious dishes and help NESS to continue its work supporting blind and deaf people in the North-East of Scotland.  Available to purchase now for 7 from NESS resource centres in Aberdeen and Elgin - contact us 





Spree Book 2015/16 now on sale Spree Book image

  • Have fun raising funds for NESS with over 5,000 of savings in this year's book for restaurants, leisure activities, shopping and more! You can purchase the Spree Book for 20 from NESS reception at 21 John Street Aberdeen - click here for our contact details.




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    Double award win for NESS

    • North East Sensory Services (NESS) has won the Elevator Alick Buchanan-Smith Enterprising Communities Award, just a week after winning the Trend Life With Style Community Award.  The Elevator award, which is organised by Elevator and main sponsor RBS Ahead for Business, aims to recognise the achievements of local organisations which operate solely for the benefit of their community.  Click here to watch the video which helped us win the award.  NESS also received an award at Trend Magazine's 7th annual 'Life with Style' ceremony held at the Ardoe House Hotel.  We were winners in 'The Community Award' category.

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


    Loch Eil Trip photo
    Loch Eil trip 2015
    Celebrate Aberdeen Parade 2015
    Celebrate Aberdeen Parade 2015


    *North East Sensory Services ACHIEVES INVESTORS IN PEOPLE BRONZE ACCREDITATION - click here for more info*


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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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