Research Report

An Evaluation of the Impact of Sight and Hearing Support Services: Western Isles Sensory Project

Citation

Smith A, Shepherd A & Jepson R (2013) An Evaluation of the Impact of Sight and Hearing Support Services: Western Isles Sensory Project. Smith A (Editor), Shepherd A (Editor) & Jepson R (Editor). University of Stirling.

Abstract
This report presents an evaluation of the Western Isles Sensory Centre (WISC). The Centre provides advice, assessment, referrals and practical interventions to people with sensory impairments who live in the Western Isles. The report details the evaluation findings from a survey and in-depth interviews carried out with WISC clients and their carers. The views of clients and experience of the service offered by the WISC was explored initially by the use of a postal survey (n=49). Following this, a number of in-depth interviews (n=12) were conducted with clients that further explored the impact that attending the Centre had on their impairment. The views of WISC staff who support service provision for people with sensory impairments were also sought. Additionally, perspectives about the service were sought from health, social care and third sector professionals who are involved in the care and support of people with sensory impairments.

Keywords
sensory impairment; service evaluation; Western Isles, sensory services

StatusPublished
FundersThe Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland
Publication date31/01/2013
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/21545
PublisherUniversity of Stirling