Sensory impairments


Living with hearing loss

Need help reading this page? Use BrowseAloud (the orange circle) in the corner of our website to change the colour schemes, alter the text size or have the information read aloud to you. For help using BrowseAloud, read about how you can make the most of the orange circle on our accessibility page. What are […]

Support for the elderly with rubbish collections

The local authority runs an assisted rubbish collection scheme where you, upon successful application, can be supported with your weekly bin collections. You can apply for an assisted collection if you are disabled or elderly and have trouble putting your rubbish out. Having an assisted collection means that your rubbish is collected from a location […]

Living with a sight impairment

Need help reading this page? Use BrowseAloud (the orange circle) in the corner of our website to change the colour schemes, alter the text size or have the information read aloud to you. For help using BrowseAloud, read about how you can make the most of the orange circle on our accessibility page. What are sensory […]

Looking after your eyesight

Vision really matters. Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don’t know the best way to look after our eyes. There are lots of different ways you can look after your eyes. Opticians say it’s important to have regular eye tests. Having an eye test won’t just tell us […]

Eye health tips for older people

Because our eyesight changes as we get older, almost all of us will need to wear glasses or contact lenses by the time we’re 65. If you have regular eye tests, wear the right lenses and look after your eyes, there’s a better chance your sight will remain clear. Have regular eye tests An eye test is not […]

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Havering Care Point accessibility features

We aim to make it as easy for you to access our information and get in touch with us. We follow the latest accessibility standards in designing and developing our website. We aim to meet, if not exceed, the ‘AA’ (or ‘AAA’) standard of the Website Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines published by the World Wide […]

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Caring and communication difficulties

Communication comes in different forms, including verbal (spoken), written word, lip reading, sign language and even body language. The person you’re caring for may develop communication issues as a result of a physical condition, such as hearing difficulties or visual impairment, or as a result of a condition affecting the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease […]

Search a venues accessibility with DisabledGo

DisabledGo provides free detailed access information for disabled people in Havering and across the UK. DisabledGo’s detailed access information will empower you to judge for your self which hotels, cinemas, restaurants, solicitor’s offices, pubs, train stations – all kinds of shops and services – are accessible to you. Find accessibility information on venues in Havering. […]

Get active with a disability

A guide to getting active if you have an impairment or a long-term health condition. This guide will help you: build activity into your day search for activities or classes browse activities and sports Build activity into your day To improve your health, try to put some time aside to do activities that improve your heart health and […]

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