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Sensory Team are amazing

janer1967
janer1967 Member Posts: 12,894 Disability Gamechanger
I would highly recommend anyone registered as partially sighted explore their local authority sensory team 

I have had 3 visits now been helped with lots of practical gadgets and now the mobility expert is also involved 

The aim is to get me to be able to go out on my own in my power chair to a coffee shop a very short distance away 

They are showing me how to use what sight I have to focus on familiar focal points to aid my navigation 

This week I got out of the house and to the end of my road supervised but it gave me the confidence I need 

I know I will be able to do it myself after few more sessions 

Will then progress I hope to get to doctors and hairdressers again not too far from me 

It may not sound much to others but to me it's a bit of freedom 
I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 

Comments

  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,344 Disability Gamechanger
    It all sounds very positive, I hope the progress continues 🙂

    I'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist...as if you didn't know.


  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    Yes they are really good, I've worked along side them in the past, got some wonderful gadgets they give out to use, the best 1 I thought was the talking microwave,  amongst others.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,782 Disability Gamechanger
    That is a great achievement well done :)

    It's great when you find people who really can help isn't it?
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,660

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    That's all great to hear @janer1967! I'm glad they've been so helpful :) 
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,066 Disability Gamechanger
    It's definitely great to read how helpful they are being. Great progress on your behalf. :)
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    This is very pleasing to read @janer1967! :)
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  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 7,829 Disability Gamechanger
    Glad you’re having a positive experience. Nation wide the picture is very patchy as the cuts to sensory trans have been swinghing. It also varies with your level of sight loss. So where you need navigation cane training there are set standards and everything clicks into place. However, when you’re not yet at that level all ,annet of poor quality things can happen.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,894 Disability Gamechanger
    @mikehughescq I can imagine the different levels of service across the country 

    We are not going for cane training as it may not be suitable with being in chair and also I have peripheral neuropathy in my hands so they think I may not pick up the cane movements 

    Time will tell all new at present but I can't fault what they have done so far 

    They are coming out twice a week currently 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Caz_Alumni
    Caz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 624 Pioneering
    @janer1967 That's really positive, on all fronts. :)

    Great that the sensory team have been able to help you with that sense of freedom and the feeling of confidence that you've been looking for. 

    And great to hear some good feedback for a job well done by the sensory team. It's nice to be able to give praise where it's deserved. And your experience will no doubt help others who might be thinking about approaching their local team.

    Thank you janer1967.

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