North East Sensory Services (Aberdeen Services)

Charity registered in Scotland SC009537

North East Sensory Services (NESS) is the leading provider of fully integrated joint sensory services in the North East of Scotland. Through our wide range of services, we work to achieve independence for blind and deaf people.


Current opportunities

Volunteers provide much needed support for our activities and services through a variety of volunteer assignments. We are always happy to hear from people who can offer some time be it an hour a week or a couple of days a week. Volunteers are currently involved in a range of assignments which offer them an opportunity to use their skills or maybe learn new ones. We are currently looking for volunteers to become involved in... -Clubs and Social Groups -Admin and Clerical Support -Fundraising Events -Helping in our Charity Shop and Store -Computing Activities -Assisting in our AudioService -Running our Fitness Room -Visiting people in their own homes -Outings and Holidays -Our Resources Centres -Guiding Running -HELLO Centre (Home Entertainment Lending Library) -Doing odd jobs (painting etc.) -Driving for our clients -Befriending We would like to hear from anyone who feels they have something to offer. Some people feel they have time to spare but don't really know what they can do. We want to hear from them and will take time to explain our services and opportunities available. Full support and training is provided. Please contact us on Email: linda.fachie@nesensoryservices.org or Tel.: 0345 271 2345 for more details.

To support elderly service users with severe sensory loss to keep connected with their local community by supporting them as a sighted guide/escort/communicator on prearranged occasions, supporting them to practise independent living skills or being a befriender either face to face or telephone. Ness provides support to over 3500 people with severe sensory loss across Grampian. The CIS-Connect Inform Support Project aims to support older people with sensory loss who may feel lonely or socially isolated or may lose independent living skills as a result of the daily challenges of their sensory loss. This service has been developed to reach out to those individuals and to offer support, assistance, social opportunities and companionship through trained volunteers. Volunteers aim to help service users to build up their confidence and to increase their independence by providing assistance, a listening ear and encouraging service users to get out and about and rediscover old interests or find new ones. This is a great, enjoyable opportunity to help in the local community, make a positive difference and also the opportunity to develop new skills and interests as well. For more information please contact: Clare Harris e-mail: Clare.Harris@nesensoryservices.org Tel.: 0845 2712345

Drivers are required to support elderly service users with severe sensory loss to keep connected with their local community. This would include supporting people to attend appointments, visit local community groups and attend NESS group activities. Ness provides support to over 3500 people with severe sensory loss across Grampian. The CIS-Connect Inform Support Project aims to support older people with sensory loss who may feel lonely or socially isolated or may lose independent living skills as a result of the daily challenges of their sensory loss. This service has been developed to reach out to those individuals and to offer support, assistance, social opportunities and companionship through trained volunteers. Volunteers aim to help service users to build up their confidence and to increase their independence by providing assistance, a listening ear and encouraging service users to get out and about and rediscover old interests or find new ones. This is a great, enjoyable opportunity to help in the local community, make a positive difference and also the opportunity to develop new skills and interests as well. For more information please contact: Clare Harris e-mail: Clare.Harris@nesensoryservices.org Tel.: 0845 2712345

To support elderly service users with severe sensory loss to keep connected with their local community by supporting them to take part in various groups, outings and social activities facilitated by NESS at various locations across Aberdeen. Group facilitators are also required to run small groups with the support of the Senior Community Inclusion Coordinator. Ness provides support to over 3500 people with severe sensory loss across Grampian. The CIS-Connect Inform Support Project aims to support older people with sensory loss who may feel lonely or socially isolated or may lose independent living skills as a result of the daily challenges of their sensory loss. This service has been developed to reach out to those individuals and to offer support, assistance, social opportunities and companionship through trained volunteers. Volunteers aim to help service users to build up their confidence and to increase their independence by providing assistance, a listening ear and encouraging service users to get out and about and rediscover old interests or find new ones. This is a great, enjoyable opportunity to help in the local community, make a positive difference and also the opportunity to develop new skills and interests as well. For more information please contact: Clare Harris e-mail: Clare.Harris@nesensoryservices.org Tel.: 0845 2712345