Sensory Support Service

The Sensory Support Service provides services to adults and children who are Deaf and hearing impaired, and also to people with sight loss and those with dual sensory impairments throughout the London Borough of Bexley.

Following a specialist assessment, the team are able to issue equipment and adaptations, implement rehabilitation and mobility training, and provide communication and support services. 

Referrals are received from service users, professionals, carers, relatives and neighbours.

Bexley clubs

for people with a sight impairment

Bexley Blind Bowlers

A friendly blind and partially sighted bowling group that meets every Tuesday at Danson Park, Bexleyheath in the summer, and every Wednesday at White Oak Indoor Bowls Centre, Swanley during the winter.

Contact: John Harris on 020 8466 6280 or

Betty Lillie on 0208 856 8954.

Dengate Mens Group

A social group for men that meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday in winter, and on the 2nd Wednesday in summer at Fosset Lodge, Homer Close, Barnhurst DA7 6QF. Outings are arranged during the summer months.

Contact: Edwin Davis on 0208 306 2266 or

Sylvia McAtamney on 01322 442549.

Dengate Ladies Group 

A small friendly social group for women that meets once a month for a cup of tea and a chat. Meetings take place on the 4th Tuesday on the month from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at Fosset Lodge, Homer Close, Barnhurst DA7 6QF.

Contact: Brian Downey on 01322 402260.

KAB Sidcup VIP Club

A fun and lively group that provides regular games, entertainment, activities and outings.

The club meets fortnightly on a Thursday at Emmanuel Church Hall, Hadlow Road,

Sidcup DA14 4AA.

Contact: Penny Chambers on 0208 302 6984 or Lyn on 07921 833 418.

If you need help or advice please contact:

Inspire Community Trust

20 Whitehall Lane, Slade Green, Kent DA8 2DH

 0203 045 5334

For information about any these clubs please contact KAB:

 01622 691357

 www.kab.org.uk

Supporting sight impaired peopleto live independent lives

Kent Association for the Blind is a registered charity no. 1062354

Testimonials

Anonymous

Many thanks for your help. I found the service excellent and your kind attitude was very much appreciated.  

Anonymous

Came for an assessment but was also helped with a walking stick and information on attendance allowance for us. For us, personally, you could not improve your service to us. You all attended my mother in a kind, friendly and professional way.

Opening hours: 09.00 – 17.00; Monday – Friday

Phone: 020 3045 5100

Email: info@inspirecommunitytrust.org

Frequently Asked Questions - Sensory Support Services

What are the benefits of registration?

If you have been given a Certificate of Visual Impairment from the eye clinic, you are eligible to be registered as Sight Impaired (partially sighted) or Severely Sight Impaired (blind).

If you have an audiogram which shows you have an average hearing loss of over 70dB, you are eligible to be registered as Deaf without speech or deaf with speech.

There are a number of advantages to being registered. These include:

  • Eligibility for a Freedom Pass
  • Eligible for a blue badge if registered Severely Sight Impaired (blind)
  • Eligible for free TV licence if registered Severely Sight Impaired (blind)
  • Eligible for an increased personal tax allowance if registered Severely Sight Impaired (blind)
  • Registration can provide evidence of impairment if applying for benefits
  • Eligibility for Dial-a-Ride if registered Severely Sight Impaired (blind)

My equipment has developed a fault, could I get it repaired?

If your equipment is not working, or you are struggling to use it, please contact the team. We will eliminate any common faults, such as batteries. If there is still a problem, we will visit to repair or replace the equipment. 

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