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Living Skills Equipment for Visually Impaired

In what circumstances would this equipment be provided?

If children and young people with visual impairment need help with everyday tasks.

Where is this equipment used?

Home, college and sometimes loaned for home use.

Who does this equipment belong to?

The Visual Impairment Team (if VI Team funded) otherwise school or via EHC Plan.

Typical Lifespan of equipment

As long as servicable.

Who recycles this equipment?

The Visual Impairment Team.

How is it recycled? What is the process used?

Condition is checked and if suitable reissued.

Is regular maintenance required?

Yes, checking condition.

Who is responsible for maintenance of equipment?

The Qualified Habilitation Specialist.

How is maintenance undertaken?

Check general condition and safety.

Is regular cleaning required?


Who is responsible for cleaning of equipment?

School staff or student.

How is cleaning undertaken?

Soapy water or wipes.

How often should the equipment be reviewed?

As required, based on useage or change of student circumstances.

Who should review the equipment?

A Qualified Habilition Specialist.

Are regular reviews and maintenance undertaken?


What happens when the equipment is no longer suitable or required?

Disposed of via Local Authority recycling depot.

Is insurance required?


Who to contact

Contact Position
Sensory Inclusion Service
01902 555910
Sensory Inclusion

Where to go

c/o Warstones Primary School
Warstones Road
West Midlands

Other Details


VI team Budget from High Needs Block funding, or responsibility of school or EHCP funding.


Age Ranges
0 - 19 (19-25 dependant on funding)
Referral required
Referral Details

Who can make referrals for assessment for equiment?

A Qualified Habilitation Specialist.

How is assessment accessed?

Via service referral system or if already on caseload.

How is need assessed?

Through assessment by Qualified Habilitation Specialist.

How long will the assessment take and when will be the equipment be provided?

The assessment will take up to two hours. Equipment will be provided within four to six weeks depending on supplier stock and budget cycle.

Will equipment be provided new or recycled?

New or recycled.

How is equipment provided?

Delived and issued by Qualified Habilitation Specialist.

Is demonstration or training required prior to use?


Record Last Updated on: 27/08/2021

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