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Coronavirus Update

Updated 6th April, 2021.

Whilst Covid 19 continues to affect our everyday lives, we would like to reassure our services users that we are still open and here to help people living in Kirklees with visual impairment.

We will continue to offer initial assessments remotely, via telephone or video call depending on your needs. As of the 6th April 2021, our SKIES office will be open for face-to-face appointments, however, these must be pre-booked with a member of the team. We will also continue to offer home visits, telephone appointments and will be running virtual drop-ins online. To find out more about any of these options or our services, please get in touch or visit our SKIES Facebook page for more details.

When carrying out face-to-face appointments, in line with government guidelines, our staff will wear PPE and risk assessments will be carried out ensuring the safety of you and our staff.

To book an appointment, in the office, in your home or remotely, or if you have any questions, please get in touch with a member of the team using the details below.

Getting in touch

Telephone 01484 823198
Email support@skies-bid.org.uk


Kirklees (SKIES)

SKIES supports adults with a sensory loss living in Kirklees. The aim of the service is to provide a range of resources and practical support to enable people with a visual impairment and deafblind people to live as independently as possible in their own homes.

Our Services

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Specialist assessment of needs
  • Rehabilitation support
  • Orientation and mobility training
  • Provision of equipment where eligibility requirements are met
  • Signposting to other services
  • Help in establishing personal safety and security
  • Support to access community opportunities

Services can be provided in your home or in the community by appointment. We also run a number of drop in sessions in North and South Kirklees. Please contact us for details or check for updates on the Kirklees Talking Newspaper.

How to contact us

Telephone: 01484 823198

Email: support@skies-bid.org.uk