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Phone Number: 01603 704040
Fax Number: 01603 704047
Minicom Number: 01603 704044
Email: sensorysupport@norfolk.gov.uk

Summer 2 2017

26th June


SEND Café May 2017

The SEND Café was held on 31st May when professionals from various organisations met with families to provide advice and guidance. Among the providers were 'Family Voice Norfolk', 'The Local Offer', 'SEND Partnership', 'VSSS', 'RNIB' and 'NNAB YoungEyes' (plus three Trustees).

The day worked really well. Parental feedback was very positive, in particular the opportunity to spend some quality time with providers who could then deal in specifics about their child and family situation.

Provider feedback was also positive, recognising the difference in the dynamic of the day from the usual “talk at a group” and the opportunity to provide a bespoke level of advice and guidance for the families.

Swimming Gala

We would like to share and celebrate Samuel Tidy's success with you. Photos below sent in by Samuel's Mum of him competing and winning medals at the BBS Swimming Gala on Saturday 6th May.

Well done Samuel! What a brilliant result!


  • SEND Café May 2017
  • Swimming Gala
  • Autism and Deafness Research Project
  • VSSS Questionnaire
  • YoungEyes NNAB Newsletter Summer 2017


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Virtual School Sensory Support - deaf children, young people and families

Virtual School Sensory Support - visual impairment.

Telephone: 01603 704040


Web: vsss.virtual-school.org.uk

Useful Links

SEND Partnership

Telephone 01603 704070    sendpartnership.iass@norfolk.gov.uk

Portage Team

Telephone 01603 704049        Portage website link 


Autism and Deafness Research Project

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust invite you to take part in a research project.

Would you like to help make autism assessments better for deaf children?

Why are we doing this?

We want to make autism assessments better for deaf children so that families can be offered the best help, support and advice.

Who can be involved?

We are looking for families with children aged 2-18 years old in the following groups:

• Deaf children with no ASD

• Deaf children with ASD

• Hearing children with ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder = ASD

If your family is interested in getting involved and helping us or if you need more information, please contact Helen Philips.

Helen Phillips, Lime Trees Research Team,

Lime Trees Child, Adolescent and Family Unit,

31 Shipton Road, YORK, YO30 5RE.

Tel: 01904 294827, Email: researchdiads.lypft@nhs.net

Text: 07973 630601 www.comic.org.uk

VSSS Questionnaire

Dear Parent/Carers

We are always trying to improve our services and would be interested to know your views regarding the support your son/daughter has received during the past year.

We will use your feedback to improve services for children and young people with sensory loss in Norfolk. 

Your response will be confidential unless you indicate otherwise at the end of the questionnaire. 

You will get a copy of the survey in the post or alternatively you can complete online via the following link


Many thanks

Virtual School Sensory Support Team


YoungEyes NNAB Newsletter Summer 2017

YoungEyes@NNAB    Summer 2017  

Friday August 4th 2017   10 am to 3pm

Join us in The Bradbury Activity Centre,

Beckham Place, Norwich NR3 3DZ

YoungEyes Samba Day

Hej with members of the Norwich Samba Band and Bryony from Slanteddance will lead the fun in the morning while we create music and dance and Story Teller Liam Carroll will tell Caribbean stories in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided plus ice cream and drinks.

The nearest car parks are in Edward Street and by Anglia Square but if you need to park by the Bradbury Activity Centre for mobility reasons please get in touch.

Please complete the attached form and return to me by July 19th as numbers will be limited, brothers and sisters are welcome too.

We hope you will be able to join us over the summer. Don’t forget that The Rainbow Sensory Room in The Bradbury Activity Centre at Beckham Place is available for use, to book contact Dorothy.

Richard is also out and about with The Mobile Equipment and Information Centre, so if he visits a place near you, pop in and say hello and look at som

To book for the Samba Day and for any queries about our activities contact Dorothy

     01603 629558   dorothybowen@nnab.org.uk

Friday August 4th 2017   10 am to 3pm

in the Bradbury Activity Centre,

Beckham Place, Norwich NR3 3DZ

YoungEyes Samba Day Form


Number in party:

Names and ages of children/young people:


Any dietary requirements:


Do you require a parking space for mobility reasons?


Return to Dorothy by July 19th please.

Dorothy Bowen


Magpie Road,

Norwich. NR3 1JH

01603 629558  dorothybowen@nnab.org.uk