Support if you're deaf, blind or deafblind

Assessing your care and support needs

We will help children and young people who have a medical diagnosis of deafness, blindness or deafblindness. If you do not have a medical diagnosis yet, please speak to your GP.

We can offer specialist advice, information and support to families, and we have developed resources designed to support children with sensory needs. We aim to support you to achieve the best outcomes for your child.

Contact us for an assessment:

  • email sensoryandautism@kent.gov.uk
  • call 03000 41 81 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or 03000 41 91 91 (outside office hours)
  • text relay 18001 03000 41 61 61.

Education

School and pre-school support for children and young people with sight of hearing problems.

Educational home visits for pre-school children

If you are over 18 and your first language is British Sign Language, contact us to talk about your needs.

  • email sensoryandautism@kent.gov.uk
  • call 03000 41 81 00 (9am to 5pm) or 03000 41 91 91 (outside office hours)
  • text relay 18001 03000 41 61 61 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

If you are over 65 years old and your first language is not British Sign Language, please contact HI Kent to talk about your needs. HI Kent is a registered charity which offers lipreading courses, hearing aid aftercare clinics, and resource centres for deaf or hearing impaired people based all around Kent.