Sight and hearing loss

Support with sight and hearing loss

We work in partnership with a specialist team at Bedford Borough Council, which supports Central Bedfordshire residents with visual and hearing impairments.

Sight loss and visual impairment

View visual impairment information from Bedford Borough Council website

Telephone: 01234 718318

The team can help with conditions such as:

  • macular degeneration
  • glaucoma
  • diabetes
  • retinitis pigmentosa
  • hemianopia
  • cataracts

Hearing loss and hearing impairment

View hearing loss information from Bedford Borough Council

Telephone: 01234 718318

The team works with people of all ages who are profoundly deaf, or have an acquired hearing loss and supports them to live as independently as possible. This may include financial help towards the cost of equipment, through the Direct Payment scheme.

Help using this website

We have assistive technology available on this website, called ReciteMe. Click or tap the Audio visual help link at the top of any page to activate.

Local help and support

Sight Concern Bedfordshire is a registered charity which works with us to help people with sensory impairment problems such as sight loss and hearing loss. They offer information advice and guidance for living with and managing these conditions, as well as benefits advice, befriending and access to social groups.

To make a referral to them for support, please complete the following form, which will be sent directly to Sight Concern Bedfordshire.

Sight Concern Referral Form

Further information on the support services Sight Concern Bedfordshire offer:

Telephone: 01234 311555
Visit the Site Concern website.