Living With My Condition In Fife

Sensory & Languages

Deaf Communication Service
The Deaf Communication Service is an all age service which aims to promote access to deaf, deafened, heard of hearing and deaf / blind people in Fife. They provide sign language interpreters, lip speakers, note takers, deaf / blind guide communicators for all kinds of appointments and meetings and interprets writtern material for sign language users. They also provide information, support and advice on deafness for deaf people, families, carers, employers as well as deaf awareness training to suit the needs of the individual and British Sign Language training. 
Address: Deaf Communication Service;
Social Work Service
16 East Fergus Place
Telephone: 01383 441177
Textphone: 07985 761908 - Deaf people only

Deafblind Scotland
Deafblind Scotland is part of Deafblind UK and is a national charity offering specialist services and human support to deafblind people and those who have progressive sight and hearing loss acquired throughout their lives
Address: Deafblind Scotland
21 Alexandra Avenue
East Dunbartonshire
G66 5BG
Telephone: 0141 777 6111
FifeSociety for The Blind
Fife Society for the Blind is an independent voluntary organisation, providing a range of support services which include volunteers, social & recreational and fundraising, many of which aim to address social isolation. A full range of professional services are delivered through their Insight Team and if you are experiencing sight loss, Insight are there to support you. Services they offer include:
  • Supporting Inclusion – looking at ways of reducing loneliness for visually impaired people
  • Financial Inclusion – provision of support and advice to aid blind and partially sighted people to take control of their own financial affairs
  • Information and advice for visually impaired people in Fife and for professionals who may wish to know more about their services
  • Rehabilitation and training for visually impaired people
  • Employment support – supporting people’s journey into work.
  • Low vision aids and assessment services for severely visually impaired people in Fife
  • Support with technology – making life easier for visually impaired people
  • Neuro vision assessment service
  • Transcription – The Society’s social enterprise, FSB Enterprises, provides a range of transcription services such as conversion of materials into braille, large print and audio
  • Representation – The Society are keen to represent the views and interests of visually impaired people in Fife and are involved in a range of partnerships and joint working.

Address: Fife Society for the Blind
Fife Sensory Impairment Centre
13 Wilson Avenue
Telephone: 01592 644979

FRAE Fife work with many of Fife’s Ethnic Minorities Community Groups and Community Planning Partners. FRAE's vision is for a Fife that is free of racism, where diversity is acknowledged and respected, with active and engaged Ethnic Minority Communities, promoting and reflecting a vibrant multicultural society, where all individuals and organisations play their part.
Address: FRAE Fife
1 Victoria Road;
Fife; KY1 1DT
Telephone: 01592 204005   
Health in My Language
Health In My Language is a website with information about health and health services in Scotland which has been translated into different languages and British Sign Language. The website is supported by NHS Health Scotland and NHS24.
RNIB in Scotland
The RNIB offer a wide range of services and support for people of all ages living in Scotland with sight loss. These include:
  • Benefits helpline – information and advice on claiming benefits, registering as blind or partially sighted, and local support groups and services. Helpline number is 0845 602 4033
  • Education and family services – works with children and their families from the point of diagnosis, on through the young person's school, college and university education. They also support the Haggeye youth forum.
  • Employment – support for blind and partially sighted people to find and retain employment, and employers to recruit people with sight loss.
  • Self-directed support
  • Social work services for people with sight loss and a learning disability across the UK
  • Resource centre – a large selection of special equipment and aids to daily living for people with sight problems including; aids to magnification, specialist lighting, talking watches and clocks
  • Vision support service – offering practical and emotional support
Address: RNIB Scotland (head office)
12-14 Hillside Crescent
EH7 5EA.
Telephone: 0131 652 3140
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