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Sensory impairment

Contact the Access and Response Team if you require assistance from Adult Social Care

Telephone: 020 7974 4000 (Option 1)

Textphone: 020 7974 6866

Email: adultsocialcare@camden.gov.uk

Making necessary journeys during COVID-19Taxicard scheme

To support Taxicard members during COVID-19, Taxicard drivers are able to pick up and deliver essential supplies for you.  Also, friends and family are permitted to travel on your behalf using your Taxicard for the same purpose.

Find out more about the changes to Taxicard and to make a booking

Telephone: 020 7763 5001

Website: https://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/press-release/02-april-2020/covid-19-%E2%80%93-taxicard-changes

Blue Badge

If you are registered blind, you qualify automatically for a Blue Badge. Having a Blue Badge enables you to park your car closer to shops and other places you wish to visit.

Find out more about the Blue Badge scheme and how to apply for one

Website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge

Website: https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/automatic-qualification-blue-badge

 

Contact NHS 111 using BSLIf you use BSL and need to contact NHS 111,  use NHS 111 BSL.  The service is open all day, every day.

NHS 111 BSL Service

Website: https://interpreternow.co.uk/nhs111

Access to UK Health Services using BSL

BSL Health Access is a new, on-demand video remoting interpreting service for any public health care requirement in England, Wales and Scotland where access to BSL interpretation is not available.

The service facilitates communication in health related situations such as GPs, dentists, pharmacies, opticians, NHS hospitals and any health-care related appointments.  It is available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and it is free.

Further information about BSL Health Access is available from their website.

Website: https://www.bslhealthaccess.co.uk/

Coronavirus updates in BSL

Sight Advice FAQ is a resource provided by organisations including RNIB, Guide Dogs, and Visionary.  They provide information and advice about living with sight loss and other sight conditions.

Visit Sight Advice FAQ for coronavirus information

Website: https://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk/coronavirus-information

SignHealth, the deaf health charity, provide daily coronavirus updates in BSL.

Find out more about SignHealth

Website: https://signhealth.org.uk/resources/coronavirus/

RNIB’s free subscription to a newspaper

RNIB is helping people with sight loss keep up to date during the coronavirus pandemic by offering a free subscription to a newspaper or broadcast guide via its Newsagent service.

Find out more about RNIB’s Newsagent service and sign up to the service

Telephone: 0303 123 9999

Email: 0303 123 9999

Website: https://www.rnib.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/latest-media-releases/free-newspaper-subscription-people-sight-loss-during-coronavirus

Community equipment for Camden residents with sensory impairments

Adult Social Care in Camden provides equipment to sensory impaired, disabled adults and children to enable them to maintain their independence in the community. 

Contact the Access and Response Team for information about equipment to support your independence

Telephone: 020 7974 4000 (Option 1)

Textphone (minicom): 020 7974 6866

Email: adultsocialcare@camden.gov.uk

RNIB Helpline provides information and support to blind and partially sighted people, and it is available anywhere in the UK

Helpline: 0303 123 9999 

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