Who We Are and What We Offer

Our dedicated team offer education, support and care to sensory impaired young people, and their families, from London and the south east.

We are recognised national and internationally as leaders in our field, highly trained and uniquely skilled. Our personalised approach, developed over many years, allows young people to flourish and their families to feel understood and supported.    

 

Wandsworth Sensory Support Services (WSS) comprises Linden Lodge School, Wandsworth Hearing Support and Wandsworth Vision Support Services. Our combined team of nearly 250 dedicated and committed staff provide education, care and support to almost 1,000  children and young people from birth to 25 years of age. The largest and most diverse team of professionals working in the field of sensory impairment in the south east, we are recognised nationally and internationally for our work.

We are skilled in caring for deaf, visually impaired and deafblind children, as well as those with complex needs. And we are here for families too. We offer direct support with extensive home visiting services, emotional support and parent guidance, after school clubs and holiday plays schemes, and parent education programmes

Thanks to advances in science it is now easier to diagnose sensory impairment in the early days of life. This means that, with the right equipment and support, provided at the right time, children can be set on life-changing paths. We are here to do that.

Families also need professional support that is both informed and sympathetic, helping them to understand their child’s needs and the information and services available. Wandsworth Sensory Support Services offer this, and more.

Our services include:

Linden Lodge School - 61 Princes Way, Wimbledon Park, London. SW19 6JB

Specialist multi-disciplinary therapy team, including speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists and a specialist nursing team

  • The Alba Centre for Deafblind Children.
  • The Harris Centre for profound multiple learning difficulties and complex needs.
  • Audiology Suite.
  • Dark rooms, a sensory theatre and sensory gardens.
  • ClearVision-  a UK postal lending library of mainstream children’s books with added braille.
  • Apogee Centre, Multisensory Performing Arts Space.

Wandsworth Vision Support Service - 61 Princes Way, Wimbledon Park, London. SW19 6JB

  • Advisory Service to schools and other settings within Wandsworth and Kensington & Chelsea
  • Home visiting programmes
  • Weekly playgroup for children with sensory needs
  • Student counselling service providing counselling for children and young people in the Service and in Linden Lodge School
  • Parent counselling service providing 1-1 counselling as well as parent support groups and parent education programmes
  • Enrichment programme including Shortbreaks & cultural activities
  • Training for professionals

Wandsworth Hearing Support Service - 101 Nightingale Lane, London SW12 8NA

  • The Willow Hearing Support Centre (formerly Sellincourt Hearing Impaired Unit)
  • The Rowan Hearing Support Centre (formerly Southfields Hearing Imapired Unit)
  • The Acorn Family Centre
  • The teacher of the deaf input to St. George’s Cochlear Implant Centre
  • Parent education and training programmes for families of sensory-impaired children.
  • Enrichment programme including shortbreaks & cultural activities
  • Training for professionals