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Sensory Services

The Barking and Dagenham Sensory Team offer guidance, information, advice, rehabilitation training and minor adaptations support to help you manage your sight and/or hearing loss.

If you are worried about your hearing or vision, there are some useful contacts locally and nationally they may be helpful. Please click on link: Useful Information Barking and Dagenham

If you feel your sight or hearing loss is affecting your day to day life and you feel you need some help, it may be that the Sensory Team can help.

To ask for a Sensory Assessment please contact the INTAKE TEAM.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Contact Position
Sensory Team
020 8227 2915

When contacting the INTAKE TEAM please provide:

Your full name; address; date of birth; and the reason for the referral:- this could be you have a hearing loss or sight loss or both; this may affect your ability to go out; make a cup of tea; use the phone; use your hearing aids or it maybe you are feeling low about your sensory loss. Our work is to help you stay independent and to help you do things for yourself.

If you need an interpreter for your Sensory Assessment, please let the intake team know.


Where to go

OT and Sensory Unit, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
2nd Floor North, Civic Centre,
RM10 7BN

 Face to Face contacts

For informal, face to face contacts with members of the sensory team, you can attend either the Deaf Drop In service for people that are deaf or hard of hearing or the Magnifying and Lighting Workshops for people that have a visual impairment. For people with a combined sight and hearing impairment please attend the service that you think you need most or both. Our staff will happily answer any questions about your sensory loss and offer guidance and advice best suited to your needs.

If you have a communication need (other than British Sign Language if attending the Deaf Drop In Service) please attend with someone that can assist you.



Time / Date Details

When is it on
Drop In Service
Time of day
Session Information
Dagenham Library, Heathway, 1 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, RM10 9QS; Room F02
10am to 12am

Other Details


No Charge
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