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 in Aberdeen

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

  4. Employment Support in Dundee

    Employment support for people living in the Dundee area who are blind, partially sighted, Deaf BSL users or living with a hearing loss.

  5. Lipreading classes

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

  6. 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

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

BSL Video

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.

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“[NESS] has given me back my confidence, taught me how to stay safe when out and about, how to manage around the house and allowed me to take everything at my own pace. I have made a lot of new friends at NESS and I don’t know what I’d have done without the service.”

Anon feedback, Aberdeen