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Have Your Say: Hertfordshire Sensory Strategy 2018 - 2021 Questionnaire

Hertfordshire residents with sensory needs, their carers and partner organisations have teamed up with the council’s Sensory Services team to help develop the first ever Sensory Strategy for Hertfordshire.

We have a dedicated countywide Sensory Services team focused on enabling individuals with visual impairment, who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have dual sensory loss to achieve independence.

The vision of the Sensory Strategy is to “provide services of excellence, to support deaf, deafblind and sight impaired people of all ages to be independent, to have choice and control and to participate fully in society.”

We hope this can be achieved by:
  • Building on the good work so far within Hertfordshire
  • Ensuring services communicate better with each other so that adults and children with sensory needs have consistency
  • Working together to provide clear pathways and services that are ‘responsive, appropriate, accessible, connected, informative and inclusive’
  • Involving people with sensory needs in development of the strategy
This is your opportunity to help us to shape our Sensory Strategy. It is an exciting time for us, we value your opinion and we need your support to make sure we get it right.

A number of engagement events will be taking place during March and April to find out the views of local people with sensory needs, their family members and carers alongside professionals and partners organisations providing services in the county.  If you would like more information about these events please contact Sabina Iqbal (Sensory Services Team), Elaine Hickling or Liz Sarno (Business Improvement and Modernisation Team) on sensorystrategy@hertfordshire.gov.uk

We would be grateful if you could take the time to complete this short survey to give us your views of the draft Sensory Services Strategy, even if you are unable to make the engagement events, you can complete our survey by clicking 'next' at the bottom of this page.

If you have any specific access needs or need support to complete the online survey, please contact Adult Care Services on 0300 123 4042.

Please respond by 30th April 2019