Forth Valley Sensory Centre
Forth Valley Sensory Centre provides a range of services for anyone with sensory impairment, their carers, families and related service providers.
- Advice and information.
- Equipment display area, assessment for environmental aids and equipment, rehabilitation and other services.
- Physical disability nursing advisory service.
- Training and development for clients, their families, their carers and related service providers.
- After-school groups for children with sensory impairment.
- Place to socialise.
- Volunteer opportunities.
- Improvement in multi-agency assessment.
- Sign language interpreter service.
If you are worried about your eyesight and/or hearing, you can request a Community Care Assessment. You do not have to approach your doctor.
Referrals for assessment are also received from Stirling Royal Infirmary Audiology Clinic or Forth Valley Sensory Centre following certification of blindness.
Once information is gathered, the allocated worker will visit to complete an assessment of need and arrange relevant services and equipment.
If appropriate, a referral can be made to the Forth Valley Sensory Centre for specialist services.
- Resource area with environmental aids with equipment on display and for sale.
- Health suite containing a low vision room, audiology room, consulting area and snozelene room.
- IT room with 14 PCs, fully equipped with the latest software for deaf, blind and deaf-blind users.
- Recording studio to enable information to be recorded on to audio tape and CD.
- Transcription services to enable information to be provided in braille and large print.
- Meeting rooms that can be used either as one or two rooms and suitable for smaller groups and containing an induction loop system.
- Halls that are flexibly designed and have a servery attached and an induction loop throughout.
- Cafe that provides a friendly and open environment to socialise and offers a snack service.