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Buckinghamshire Integrated Sensory Service

Providing support for adults, children and young people with a sensory loss

A deafblind man and his careworker communicate using manual signing.

Who do we support?

Buckinghamshire Integrated Sensory Service (BISS) provides support for adults and children who are visually impaired, deaf, have a hearing loss, or are deafblind. Carers, families and professionals can also use our services.

How are needs assessed?

We provide a free assessment in your home to find out what support you may need. This is carried out by one of our team who will help identify solutions, support and equipment to maximise your independence and wellbeing.

Examples of services provided following assessment are:

  • Registration of hearing sight and dual sensory impairment
  • Support to help you manage everyday tasks
  • Equipment demonstrations and practical advice such as – audible/visual doorbells or how to cook safely.
  • Information on hearing, sight and dual sensory loss
  • Communication support for deaf children and young people
  • Educational and social mobility for visually impaired and deafblind children to support independent travel
  • Access to local activities, recommendations and referrals to other services, voluntary organisations and groups e.g. social clubs, low vision services, health services, transport and benefits advice.

Visit a drop in session

We also provide regular drop in sessions offering information, advice and support:

Location: BISS, Riverside House, 44 Wedgewood St, Aylesbury, HP19 7HL
Date: Every Thursday starting 29 August 2013
Time: 10:00 - 16:00pm (by appointment)

Location:  Buckingham Library, Verney Close, Buckingham, MK18 1JP
Date:  Second Tuesday  of every month, 10:00 - 12:00

Location:  The Lounge, Barkham Close, Cheddington, LU7 0RT
Date:  Last Wednesday of every month, 11.00 - 12.00

Location:  Denham Garden Village, Denham Green Lane,Uxbridge, UB9 5LD
Date:  Quarterly 4 September 2015 and 4 November 2015, 10.00 - 12.00

Find out more?

The team at BISS includes a qualified social worker and qualified specialist staff who are able to respond to your needs. 

For more information please contact the team by:

Phone: 01296 479970
Fax: 01296 485037
Minicom: 01296 485154
Mobile/sms: 07918 904664

Alternatively you can visit or send a letter to our office at:

First Floor
Riverside House
44 Wedgewood St
Fairford Leys
Bucks HP19 7HL

The Buckinghamshire Integrated Sensory Service is a collaborative project delivered by Action on Hearing Loss with Buckinghamshire County Council(external link, opens in new window)Young Deaf Activities(external link, opens in new window) and SENSE(external link, opens in new window).