Forth Valley Sensory Centre has been supporting people with sight and hearing loss across Forth Valley since 2006. Our focus isn’t medical but social. Our groups and classes help people stay independent and build confidence to go out and enjoy life. This makes our Cafe (open to the public) the heart of our Centre. We also have rooms for hire and a Sensory Room for babies/people with complicated needs. Our new Technology Hub aims to help connect disabled people with the digital world.
Support is available from our partners, including statutory organisations like NHS Forth Valley as well as the sensory services team from Falkirk and Stirling Councils. Charities, such as RNIB Scotland, Action on Hearing Loss, Sight Scotland Veterans (formerly Scottish War Blinded) and Blind Veterans UK are also on hand with specialist equipment and advice. Normally we welcome 500 visitors a week to the Centre, including people with sensory loss as well as carers and family members wanting to provide the best support they can.
Forth Valley Sensory Centre is open 9am to 5pm each weekday. Our Sensory Garden is open to the public during these times (weather permitting).
The Cafe is typically open 9am to 4pm each day serving homemade soup and cakes as well as fresh made sandwiches, toasties and baked potatoes.
Our groups and classes take place throughout the week. There is someone on each day and for all ages and abilities. Some classes take place in the evening. Take a look at our website for more information and further contact details.
Most groups are free although some, where a tutor is involved, attract a small charge