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Sensory Impairment (Local Offer)

What is sensory impairment?

The term sensory impairment means a diagnosis of:

  • Vision impairment
  • Hearing impairment 
  • Multi sensory impairment (which means having a diagnosed vision and hearing impairment with at least a mild loss in each sense.  This is also called Dual Sensory Loss or deafblindness).

Information on COVID-19 support can be found on the Local Offer COVID-19 - Information page and the SEN and Inclusion Services COVID-19 Support page. 

Local support groups can be found by using the search term 'COVID-19' in the search box at the top of the page.

Peterborough City Council Sensory (Hearing/Vision) and Physical Support Service (SAPS)

Peterborough City Council logo

The Sensory and Physical Support Service at Peterborough City Council is part of the SEN and Inclusion Service (SENI).   We are a team of specialist teachers and support staff.  We work to ensure children and young people who have a vision, hearing and/or physical disability and their families:

  • can explain and understand their needs
  • feel positive and confident
  • know what support they may access

We also support people who work with the children and young people.

You can find out more about what we do on our page.

Hearing impairment - helpful resources

Vision impairment - helpful resources

Blind girl reading Braille

On this tab are some organisations and resources that you might find useful.


Vision UK

The Peterborough Hubs

Specialist Hubs booklet

We work closely with the Peterborough Hub schools that have centres of expertise for hearing, vision and physical disabilities. 

These schools have staff with additional skills and knowledge in a specific area of special educational need and may be able to offer support to professionals and families.

These centres do not offer initial assessments of children’s needs.

Details of the Peterborough Specialist Hub Network can be found on Education page.

Multi sensory impairment - helpful resources