A NEW directory to help people with hearing and sight problems has been produced by Kirklees Council.
The authority’s adult social care section has produced the Sensory Services Guide for people with a sensory impairment, their families and carers, and organisations who work with them.
It has been produced by a partnership of Kirklees Council and local voluntary and community organisations that specialise in help and support for people with sensory impairments. Printed copies include artwork and images from these groups.
It includes services provided by Kirklees Council, as well as a variety of local voluntary, community and independent organisations.
The new directory will provide information for:
Deaf, deafened and hearing-impaired people
Blind and visually-impaired people
People working with these groups.
Clr Molly Walton, Cabinet Member for Kirklees Council Adult Services, said: “People do not always know what support is available to them. The intention of the guide is to help people obtain the highest level of independence within their communities through the use of good support networks and services.”
The guide is available in various formats including audio CD and Braille. It is available on the council website at: