Sensory Impairment Team Staff
The staff have knowledge and experience of the problems faced by people with a sensory impairment, and by their carers. They provide a service to all ages, from young children and their parents to older people, and to people who have sight or hearing difficulties but who also have other difficulties such as physical disabilities or mental health problems. They work along with people who have sight or hearing loss to identify ways to overcome difficulties, to assess the practical help they may need and to get support from other services. Members of the team work together with other professionals to assist people who have complex difficulties.
Assistance can include the provision of equipment to help people overcome practical problems. A technician works with the team to provide assistance with equipment installation when this is required.
In partnership with Lomond Care and Repair, simple environmental aids are provided directly to hard of hearing people who have been identified through homecare home safety checks.
To contact the Police in an emergency dial 999 by using the emergencySMS
The emergencySMS service lets deaf and speech-impaired people in the UK send an SMS text message to the UK 999 service where it will be passed to the police, ambulance, fire rescue, or coastguard.
Simply by sending an SMS message to 999 you can call for help and the emergency services will be able to reply to you.
You will need to register your mobile phone before using the emergencySMS service, text ‘register’ to 999. You will get a reply- then follow the instructions you are sent.
For Non emergency calls please use the following:
1. Textphone you should dial
0141 207 5758 or 0141 532 2000
Strathclyde Police has a textphone service available for deaf callers.
2. Report a Hate Crime Online (Not already reported)
You can report a Hate Crime Online (non emergency) by following the link below to the Strathclyde
3. Third Party Reporting
If you are unable or unwilling to attend a local police office, you can report crime to a trained volunteer
at one of our partner agencies.
All reporting can be done without revealing the victim’s personal details. Only with the victim’s consent will police investigate the crime.
A number of locations have been identified where you can go to report crimes in confidence. These third party reporting centres are listed in the pdf documents on the website at the address below.
You can send emails to Strathclyde Police using the Contact Us form on the Strathclyde Police
website. This service is for General enquiries and should not be used in an emergency.
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