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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Last updated 6th April, 2021

From the 12th April 2021, SARC will be sending out Resource Centre appointments to people on the waiting list for their hearing aids to be retubed. Thereafter, SARC will be offering a limited number of appointments at the Resource Centre for hearing aids to be retubed. 

Hearing aid batteries and life tubes will continue to be posted on request.

For an update on other services, please contact SARC on the following information:

Telephone 01908 401135
SMS 07803 452617
Skype sarc.office
FaceTime sarcmk@bid.org.uk
Email sarcmk@bid.org.uk
Website www.sarc-bid.org.uk


Sensory Advice Resource Centre

SARC supports adults with a sensory loss living in Milton Keynes. We can offer a range of services from our centre, delivered by our approachable, friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Services

Information and Advice

We are happy to share information, advice and guidance on hearing, sight and dual sensory loss.

Specialist Assessments

We can provide specialist assessments of need to help people with a sensory loss to access

Information, advice and guidance on hearing, sight and dual sensory loss rehabilitation, orientation and mobility training

Resource Centre

The resource centre is ideally located in Central Milton Keynes and contains a range of equipment, which is available for demonstration.

These include: amplified telephones, TV loop system, electronic magnifiers, Lighting and alerting systems for people with a sensory loss.

British Sign Language (BSL)

We provide support to people whose first language is BSL to access:

  • Information and advice and signposting to other services
  • Translation of letters and bills
  • Help to book an interpreter for appointments with GP or hospital

Hearing Aid Support

We can provide support at the Resource Centre with your hearing aid if you live or are registered with a GP in Milton Keynes. Support includes :

  • Tubing, ear mould cleaning and battery replacement
  • Individual training sessions for you or your carer on how to maintain and retube your hearing aid
  • Advice on making the most of your hearing aids.

Equipment Provision

Criteria for issuing equipment free of charge includes, but not limited to:

  • People living along with a sensory loss
  • People with a sensory loss who are in a caring/parental role
  • People at significant risk of harm within their own home

If you don’t meet our eligibility requirements, you are welcome to visit our Equipment Resource Centre where you can try our equipment and get information on where it can be purchased.

Eye Clinic Liaison Service

Our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) is based within the Eye Clinic at Milton Keynes University Hospital on Wednesday and Friday mornings. If you would like to speak to the ECLO outside of these times, please contact the Resource Centre.

Further information:

Telephone: 01908 401135
Mobile: 07803 452617
Email: sarcmk@bid.org.uk
Skype: sarc.office