Practical & Emotional Support

  1. Social Work, Rehabilitation and Specialist Support

    Support that NESS provides on behalf of local authorities

  2. Hospital Information Service

    Providing information, advice and support to patients and their families

  3. Employment Support

    Practical advice for jobseekers, and also in-work support including advice for employees and employers about adaptive equipment

  4. Lipreading classes

    Lipreading is a vital skill to support communication if you are living with a hearing loss. NESS runs lipreading classes

  5. Facilities, Clubs and Groups

    NESS hosts a range of facilities and supports the running of a wide range of social clubs and peer support groups

Update November 2020

Our Resource Centres have now re-opened for appointments only.  Click here to find out about the safety measures that are in place in our Resource Centres.  

NESS provides practical and emotional support to enable people to overcome the often devastating experience of having a sight and/or a hearing loss.

British Sign Language Video

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Having someone for you to talk through how you are feeling can help you to come to terms with your situation, while practical information and advice can offer you ways of carrying out day to day tasks and activities so you can gain or retain your independence. 

Whether it's finding ways of managing at home or while out and about in the workplace or engaging in activities in the community, NESS will support you to find ways of overcoming the day to day difficulties that you face living with a sensory loss.


“A special thank you for all the help and advice. Without you we would have been totally at a loss. You really are very special people who made such a difference to both our lives.”

Mr & Mrs , service users