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Coronavirus Update

We would like to reassure our service users that whilst we have to make changes to the way we deliver our service in line with the Government’s guidelines, we are still open and here to support people with sight and hearing loss.

Home visits

The government have communicated that extra precautions should be taken to minimise social contact for people that are:
• Pregnant
• 70 or over 70
• have a pre-existing health condition

We are still taking referrals to the service as normal, but will be postponing home visits for the time being. We will decide on a case by case basis how best to continue delivering our service to people who request help.


If you would like to talk to us about equipment, then please get in touch with us as all of our staff are working and can be contacted by telephone or email. During this time, we are only able to deliver or post equipment that is essential. Please contact us for more information.

Information and Advice

If you need to make a referral to the service or want advice about any issue to do with your hearing loss or sight loss, whether because of the current crisis or something else, please get in touch and we will do our best to support you.

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 ther 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