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Hearing impairment and visual impairment (16-25 years old)

Coventry SEND Local Offer

In this section you can find information about services and assistance available for young people with hearing difficulties and sight difficulties.

There is information about services available in Coventry and national organisations that can help you navigate assistance for sight and hearing problems nationally.

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View full details of Sensory Team


The Sensory Team work with children with a hearing or visual impairment that are currently aged between 0-19.

Children or young people are referred either by their hospital eye or ear clinic or by their school.

The child or young person must either have a medically diagnosed visual impairment which is not fully corrected with glasses or have been issued with hearing aids.

Please telephone or email the team if you have queries about whether your child or young person is eligible for support.


024 7678 6174

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View full details of Adult Social Care – Visual and Hearing Impairment Team


What is a visual impairment?

A visual impairment is when a person has sight loss that cannot be corrected using glasses or contact lenses.
The Visual & Hearing Impairment Team is part of the Therapy Service within Coventry City Council.

We are a team of Rehabilitation Workers who work with people who are:

  • Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing
  • Visually impaired
  • Dual sensory loss (both sight and hearing loss)

Our main role is to promote independent living.

The service covers the entire city. Any adult or young person going through the transitions process with a visual impairment, hearing loss or dual sensory loss who thinks they have care and support needs can refer themselves to the service or a family member can contact us on their behalf can access the service.

The team can also receive referrals from other professionals, such as GPs. We communicate with individuals during their assessment, review or completion of a support plan. 

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View full details of Local Organisation - Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind (CRCB)


Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind (CRCB) is a registered charity that provides support, information, resources, training and social activities for people with a visual impairment in the Coventry area.

The Resource Centre is open during the following times and you are welcome to telephone for an appointment or simply drop in: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00am until 4.00pm.

It's based at 33 Earlsdon Avenue South, Coventry, CV5 6TH.

For more information visit the CRCB website


024 7671 7522

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View full details of National Organisation - National Deaf Children's Society


The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity for deaf children.

They are there for every deaf child who needs them– no matter what their level or type of deafness or how they communicate.

For more information, please see the National Deaf Children’s Society website 

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View full details of Support - BID Services - Coventry Sensory Enablement


BID Services - Coventry Sensory Enablement provides enablement support to adults with a sensory disability who may need support to remain independent.

They offer:

  • One-to-one support and person centred assessment
  • Tailored interventions to build independent living skills
  • Health and well-being activities

Support provided includes:

  • Accessing benefit and debt advice
  • Help with budgeting
  • Tenancy support
  • Staying safe in the home
  • Health and well-being 
  • Reducing isolation
  • Accessing information around employment/education/training and volunteering

For more information please see the Coventry Sensory Enablement Service Site or the National BID Services Site  

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