Hearing Support Service Wandsworth (WHSS)
Wandsworth Hearing Support Service (WHSS) provides information, resources and support for hearing impaired children and young people (0-25 years old) and their families, carers and teachers.
The service provides comprehensive support for hearing-impaired (HI) and deafblind children (MSI, Dual SI) and young people (0-25) who live in Wandsworth or attend a Wandsworth nursery or school. We work in a number of settings including:
- The Willow Hearing Support Centre at Sellincourt School for hearing-impaired children aged 3 to 11 years
- The Rowan Hearing Support Centre at Southfields Academy for hearing-impaired children and young people aged 11 to 19 years
- St Georges Hospital Department of Audiology-Supporting the auditory implant program
- Linden Lodge School - For children with multisensory impairment
WHSS supports hearing impaired children from the time of diagnosis (within 24 hours) and continue this work until the child reaches adulthood. We provide individual assessment, advice and programmes of intervention for hearing -impaired children and young people depending on their level of need. Our work is tailored to each individual child and family.
We provide specialist support, parent guidance and training to parents/carers from diagnosis until the child reaches adulthood.
WHSS delivers and coordinates training on deafness in Wandsworth to support parents and professionals. Please call or visit the website for further information.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Wandsworth Sensory Support Service
The Lodge, Linden Lodge School
61 Princes Way
- SW19 6JB
- Get directions
- Free to all Wandsworth Borough Families
- Age Ranges
- 0 - 25 years
- Referral required
- Referral Details
We have an open referral system which means we take referrals from parents and professionals. A referral form is available on our website at www.wandsworthhearingsupportservice.org.uk. We require an audiological assessment from a registered Audiologist before we can carry out an individual assessment and intervention. We can give you information on how to obtain this.
To use this service you can:
- Refer yourself or your child
- Be referred by your doctor/consultant or other health practitioner, and/or
- Be referred by your Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO), and/or
- Be referred by a professional using the Early Help Assessment
You can contact this service for information about deafness whether you are a relative of a person with a hearing impairment or not
- Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
Last updated: 26 Nov 2018