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 4,500 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*

NESS Aberdeen Spring Ball 2016

  • Our annual Spring Ball takes place at the Marcliffe Hotel on Saturday 5th March, and this year will have a 'Rio' theme!  Tables are still available - for more details contact Neil Skene at NESS - Contact Us

Job vacancy at NESS

  • Young Peoples' Sensory Service (YPSS), Project Assistant (Part time - 25 hrs per week).  Click here for more details and application forms.  Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 15th February 2016.

NESS Service User Forums

  • Click here for 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.

Festive Raffle

  • NESS wish to thank everyone who came along to our Xmas Fair.  The festivities raised over 500 and the fantastic hamper donated by Mitchells Dairy of Inverurie was won by Mr Stewart of Keith.  In total the Festive Raffle raised 5,746 - thanks to all who bought tickets!

NESS Newsletter

  • Keep up to date with the latest news and events at NESS through our quarterly newsletter!  Available online in British Sign Language (BSL) video, MP3 audio and PDF formats.  Click here for more details.

Fundraising Recipe Books now on sale! Recipe book cover pic

  • 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:


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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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