Areas of work for the Scottish Sensory Hub

National See Hear Leads Network 

Scotland has a network of See Hear Leads located in each local authority area. They are responsible for supporting people with lived experience of Deafness, Deafblindness and Visual Impairment, identifying local service needs and setting priorities for delivering on the See Hear strategy. The Scottish Sensory Hub hosts and facilitates the National See Hear Leads meetings on behalf of the Scottish Government. The Hub also creates and distributes the See Hear Network News. This is a bimonthly publication detailing updates, events and employment opportunities from across Scotland’s sensory sector. The Sensory Hub team also respond to individual requests for information, signposting, and support. 

Policy, Consultation and Research 

The Scottish Sensory Hub conducts a range of lived experience research, co-design, and consultation work. Some of these activities are undertaken on behalf of Scottish Government, while others are independent. We also publish responses to developments across the sensory sector.


The Scottish Sensory Hub participates in a range of engagement activities. These include the Visual Impairment Network for Children and Young People (VINCYP), Hearing Impairment Network for Children and Young People (HINCYP) and the Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) Advisory Group for children with disabilities and long-term conditions. 

Cross Party Groups

The Hub also provides the Secretariat for the Cross Party Group on Deafness, and is a member of the Cross Party Group on Visual Impairment

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