Disabilities,  Journal

My North East Sensory Services Speech

My North East Sensory Services Speech. Hey everyone, I hope you are all well. In today’s post, I am sharing an extraordinary event I attended in November 2019. North East Sensory Services celebrated its 100th Birthday, and I was honoured to share the experience I have had with the Charity. I was very excited when I was invited to the event because I already knew what I would share. It was a fun event. I was nervous when I got onto the stage because I was not too fond of presentations. However, I managed to stand on stage and present my speech to the crowd. In the end, everyone loved it. They congratulated me on my success and strength.

My North East Sensory Services Speech


Good evening, My name is Sonia Seivwright. I am here to share the support I have received from North East Sensory Services. I have a hearing loss, and over the last four years, I have been highly supported by Ness.

When I first visited NESS because I wanted help getting a bus pass. They supported me by providing me with equipment such as my doorbell. Social Work helped me fill out a housing application form, which meant that I got a better flat.

I have worked closely with my employment officer, who has listened and advised me on coming up with a plan. With her help, I successfully applied for college. She ensured that I had the support I needed during my time there. We then filled out applications for childcare for my daughter to get a nursery space and be cared for.


I was in college for two years studying for a National Certificate in Business Administration. During college, I managed to get a part-time job in Sainsbury’s. I had to juggle life as a single mum, working part-time, and being a full-time student all by myself.

NESS kept in touch regularly, and they supported me through any issues I may have had. When I was asked to go on work placements to gain experience, Ness helped me find arrangements with Instant Neighbour and the Jobcentre. I successfully passed my two years at college and felt it was time to get into employment.


My Employment Officer and I worked tirelessly filling out job application forms related to my course and used the skills I had developed. We applied for jobs, including an internship with Food Standards Scotland and a customer service apprenticeship with the Council. I had several interviews, and they gave me the information I needed to prepare for the interviews.

I am pleased to announce that I am currently working part-time as a receptionist for solicitors and estate agents firm. Due to my hearing loss, I had to get a piece of equipment, a Roger Pen system tuned to my hearing aids, and enable me to hear on the telephone.


What I appreciate most about Ness is that are understanding. They will work with you to make sure you achieve everything you want. As well as making sure you get all the proper support you need. I have Ness by my side, am confident, and feel proud of everything I have achieved.

I can walk tall with my head up high.

Thank you for listening.

The End

How did I do, guys?

What areas do you think I need to work on for future references?

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I hope you enjoyed that.

Talk soon.

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  • Kelly Martin

    It’s great that you’ve received such good support from NESS. You’re such an inspiration to overcome so many hurdles and get to where you are today.

  • Lindsay Brown

    Wow! This is a fantastic speech – you rocked it! I love how open you are in it, explaining what Ness has done for you and how these things have bettered your life.

    What a perfect tribute to a wonderful organization!!

  • LuLu B - Calabrisella Mia

    I think you did a wonderful job! You touched on how you personally benefited from NESS – it’s great to have a resource like this to aid those in need of assistance or guidance! You’ve been able to successfully leap over the difficulties you had in front of you and I’m sure it felt amazing to express your appreciation for what they’ve helped you achieve.

  • Scott DeNicola

    I think you did a great job. What a wonderful organization NESS is and the services they provide. IT is great to see yet another obstacle you have overcome in life. You are very inspiring to say the least.

  • Alexandra

    I can’t really comment on what areas you need to work on for future references because it looks like you have done amazingly well! And you have a child! I wish we had services like that here and maybe we do but I’m not sure where to even start. I have bee reading your blog for some time now and it seems like you are pretty proud of how far you have come and I can see why. You have overcome insurmountable odds and I think that’s amazing!

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