Social Work and Rehabilitation support

Our social work and rehabilitation services and activities can help you to get the most out of life when you are living with a sensory loss.

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NESS social workers will meet you face to face to give you personalised advice, information and practical support. We can provide advice on welfare benefits and help you to navigate your way around the changes to the benefits system. We can also help you to identify and organise any other support you may need.

“Thank you so much for helping me with the social welfare fund. Now I have a working cooker and fridge and will soon have carpets. It makes a big difference. Before I ate badly. Now I can get lovely food and have it hot and tasty. I think I’m putting on weight now.”

 Service user

Photo of sighted guiding-Down stepsIf you have a visual impairment, our rehabilitation workers can help you to re-learn mobility and day to day living skills enabling you to be as independent as possible. 

Our rehabilitation workers and social workers provide information and advice about our wide range of aids and equipment which can make everyday life just a little bit easier.

How long will I have to wait?

A NESS worker will see you within two weeks of us receiving the referral and your assessment will be completed within 28 days.

Social Work Drop-in Times

A social worker is always available during these drop-in sessions. 

Aberdeen - 21 John Street, AB25 1BT 

  • Monday – Friday 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Dundee - Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road, DD1 1LL 

  • Monday 10.00am - 12noon
  • Tuesdays 10.00am – 12noon
  • Thursdays 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Moray - Elizabeth House, 10 Victoria Crescent, Elgin, IV30 1RQ

  • Monday 10.00am - 12noon
  • Tuesdays 10.00am -12noon
  • Thursdays 2.00pm - 4.00pm