“To improve the quality of life of people living with sensory loss and their families and informal carers, through their equitable access to assistive equipment, support packages of care and respite provision.”
The overall aim of our CRSS Service is to ensure that people with sensory loss can remain living independently in their own homes, participating in their community and achieving their own full unique potential in all aspects of their lives including employment, education and training. CRSS does this through provision of the following services and projects:
- Assistive Equipment Resource Centre, which includes;
- BT Try Before You Buy Centre
- Rehabilitation and Habilitation Service
- Living Well with Hearing Loss Project
- Children and Families Service
- Support Groups
As the only dedicated Sensory Loss Resource Centre in North Wales, we stock a comprehensive range of assistive equipment enabling our service users to try all the latest products available before deciding which is the best to meet their individual daily living needs.
BT Try Before You Buy Centre
Our Resource Centre is the only BT Try Before you Buy Centre in North Wales and as such we are delighted to be able to offer a range of BT phones and ac-cessories for trial.
Rehabilitation and Habilitation Services
With the only specialist qualified Technical and Rehabilitation Officer for hearing loss in Wales, we provide comprehensive assessments of service user need and individually tailored support packages of care for people living with sensory loss. The support we provide enables people with sensory loss to remain living confidently and safely in their own homes with minimum or no intervention from statutory services.
Living Well with Hearing Loss Project
This is a partnership project with Action on Hearing Loss, which with volunteers as well as paid staff, supports people living with hearing loss to make the best use of assistive equipment issued to them by Social Services or self-purchased. The project also delivers hubs in communities across Wales where service users can access information and advice, hearing aid support, be signposted to other relevant organisations and benefit from peer support.
Children and Families Service
Our Children and Families Services include our Deaf Children’s Project funded through BBC Children in Need. This project provides individual support packages to children and their families and activity groups giving the children opportunities to share experiences and gain support from peers and importantly have some fun.
We facilitate and support a number of Sensory Loss Support Groups both within our Centre and on an outreach basis across the areas we work in, these include Deaf Clubs and Forums, Lipreading Support Groups and a Cochlear Implant Users Support Group.