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*

Tinnitus Awareness Week

North East Sensory Services is supporting the British Tinnitus Association's Tinnitus Awareness Week, from 2nd to 8th February 2015.  Click Here for more information about support available from NESS.

NESS Spring Ball 2015

We are delighted to announce this year's NESS Spring Ball, which will take place on Saturday, 7th March 2015, at the Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel. The evening will include a champagne drinks reception, followed by a three-course dinner and entertainment from five-piece party band, the Bogus Brothers.  For more information on booking a table and also sponsorship opportunities please Click Here.

Fundraising Bingo

Bingo Night in aid of NESS - Thursday 26th March at The Ashvale. Tickets are 12 (includes an Ashvale Supper!) and are available from reception at 21 John Street Aberdeen - Tel 0845 27 12345.  Click here to find out more about our upcoming fundraising events.

CIS - Support for people aged 65+

Click here to find out about our activities for February 2015.

Job Vacancy at NESS

We are seeking to recruit a Part-time Fieldwork Assistant based at our Carnoustie Office. Click here for more details and application forms.

Free Legal Advice for NESS Service Users

Balfour+Manson are a firm of solicitors based in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.  They are keen to support NESS service uers and will be available for appointments at 21 John Street Aberdeen on Wednesday 4th February from 10am to 12pm to offer free advice on legal matters.  We are going to take bookings for about 20-30 minutes at a time.  There will be three solicitors who specialise in: 1. Employment Law, 2. Compensation Claims and 3. Wills/Guardianship/Power of Attorney.  If you would like to book an appointment please contact NESS reception.

Young Peoples' Sensory Service

Click here to find out about the exciting activities we have planned for January and February!

National Adventure Awards

As you may know 4 of the NESS staff were part of a team that climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (the world's largest freestanding mountain) in 2014.  Leona Glennie and Neil Skene along with NESS have been shortlisted for an award as part of the National Adventure Awards dinner being held in Glasgow in March.  Click here to vote.

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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