Physical and Sensory Support - key contacts and charges


Service Manager: Jim Nunns

Professional Lead for Sensory Impairment (Home and Schools): Peter Abbotts

Professional Lead for Physical Disability (Home and Schools): Jennie Adams

Professional Lead for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (Home and Schools): Vicky Healy

Professional Lead for Further/Higher Education (F/HE) 16+ (Post 16): James Fitzgerald

For contact information for teams in your area email: pssbs@surreycc.gov.uk


Higher Education charges from Physical and Sensory Support F/HE 16+ (Post 16)

Students in Further and Higher Education Establishments in Surrey, who are deaf or have a vision impairment or physical disability can receive specialist support from the PSS F/HE 16+ team. Please see details below.

Education Support / Non-Medical Help (NMH) role Minimum booking Cost per hour
Specialist Support Professional - deaf students (qualified teacher of the deaf) One hour £70
Specialist Support Professional - visually impaired students (qualified teacher for vision impairment) One hour £70
British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter Three hours (Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA) /Student Finance England) £45
Specialist notetaker for deaf students (manual or electronic) One hour £37.50
Specialist notetaker for visually impaired students One hour £37.50
Additional short bookings (non-DSA related) Minimum booking Cost per hour
Deaf instructor One hour On application
British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter Two hours £45
Specialist transcription One hour On application
Specialist assessments One hour On application
Training and consultancy (eg deaf/disability awareness) On application On application

Please contact James Fitzgerald at: pss.post@surreycc.gov.uk or telephone: 07812994658 for more information.

Please note all charges are inclusive of travel and we do not apply VAT.

Schools and Further Education Colleges from Physical and Sensory Support F/HE 16+ (Post 16)

Students in schools and colleges in Surrey, who are deaf or have a vision impairment or physical disability can receive specialist support from the PSS F/HE 16+ team. Please see details below.

Education support Minimum booking Cost per hour
Teacher of the deaf One hour £85
Teacher for vision impairment One hour £85
Teacher for physical disability One hour £85
Teacher for multi-sensory impairment One hour £85
Bespoke assessments One hour £85
BSL interpreter (school and college settings) Two hours £45
Student Support Workers (SSW):
  • Specialist note takers for deaf/hearing impairment students
  • Specialist note takers for vision impaired students
  • Communication Support Workers (BSL3)
  • Sighted guides
  • Multi-sensory impairment intervenor
Two hours £37.50
Deaf instructor One hour £50
Specialist transcription On application On application
Training and consultancy (eg deaf/ disability awareness) On application On application

Charges are for bookings from 9am -5pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours, support will be charged at time-and-half.

Please note all charges are inclusive of travel if in Surrey and we do not apply VAT.

Please contact James Fitzgerald at: pss.post@surreycc.gov.uk or telephone: 07812994658 for more information.