The Devon Sensory Team is part of Devon County Council and provides services, support and advice to adults with visual impairment, hearing impairment and dual sensory loss.
The team consists of Rehabilitation Officers for Visually Impaired people (ROVI’s), Rehabilitation Officers for Hearing Impaired people (ROHI’s) and Social Workers for Deaf People.
ROVI’s assess, advise and support blind and partially sighted people and are qualified to provide training in daily living skills and getting out and about (mobility). They also complete registrations as sight or severely sight impaired and can visit you at home to discuss sight loss, assess your needs and provide information about services and equipment available to help.
They can also make suggestions about adaptations to your home environment to use lighting and colour contrast in order to help to minimise the effects of vision loss.
ROVI’s can advise about support services, benefits and local groups or sources of help and they can also provide information and support to family members and carers to assist with awareness about sight loss.
ROVI’s attend low vision clinics at the West of England Eye Unit at the RD&E, at Devon In Sight, and at Optima in Totnes. They are available for advice or discussion on the days that these clinics are held.