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Sight Kirklees Independent Enabling Service (SKIES)

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  1. SKIES supports adults with a sensory loss living in Kirklees. The aim of the service is to provide a range of resources and practical support to enable people with a visual impairment and deafblind people to live as independently as possible in their own homes.

    Our Services
    • Information, Advice and Guidance
    • Specialist assessment of needs
    • Rehabilitation support
    • Orientation and mobility training
    • Provision of equipment where eligibility
    requirements are met
    • Signposting to other services
    • Help in establishing personal safety and
    • Support to access community opportunities

    Services can be provided in your home or in the community by appointment.

    Drop in Sessions
    We run a number of drop in sessions in both
    north and south Kirklees. Please contact us for
    details or check for updates on the Kirklees
    Talking Newspaper.

    Getting Support
    For more information or support, please contact
    us. We are open Monday to Thursday from
    9:00am to 5:00pm and Friday from 9:00am to

    SKIES is funded by Kirklees Council and delivered
    by BID Services, a charity promoting choice and


Sight Kirklees Independent Enabling Service (SKIES)

The Whitfield Centre, 180 Soothill Lane, Soothill, Batley WF17 6HP

01484 823198

Organisation last updated

  1. 13 April 2021

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  1. The Whitfield Centre, 180, Soothill Lane, Soothill, Batley, WF17 6HP
    1. All key services are accessible. Wheelchair access
    2. Either, there are specially marked parking spaces for disabled people, or disabled people can park within 50 metres of an accessible entrance. Disabled parking
    3. There is a toilet which can be accessed by people with disabilities including wheelchair users. This means that it complies with the standards set out in Part M of the Building Regulations,'Access to and use of buildings. Fully accessible toilet
    4. There is a loop system. Please contact the venue if you need further information. Loop system