We know that sight loss can have a devastating impact on both you and your loved ones.
Our Community Advice Officers (CAO’s) can visit people in the comfort of their own homes to offer individualised support and advice whether the individual is newly diagnosed or an existing service user who requires assistance.
They can provide emotional and practical support to help people to live a more independent lifestyle including:
- Assistance and advice on welfare and disability benefit applications
- Information and advice on low vision equipment
- Magnification assessments to identify the best lighting and tools for your home environment
- Offering you the opportunity to chat to someone about the emotional impact of living with blindness or low vision
They can also provide a link to refer people to our other support services as appropriate or support available from other charities and organisations such as Social Services.
Through our Community Advice Officers we aim to enable each visually impaired person to live as full and independent a life as possible.
We have found that sometimes, it only takes a small idea to make a big difference to someone’s life!
If you are a visually impaired person and would like to be visited at home, or know of someone who may need our help, please contact us on 01482 342297 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I’ve been going through a really rotten time lately, my sight is getting worse and I have had a miserable 3 years. Someone from Sight Support came to visit and it was like a ray of hope.” P.
“Thanks so much for helping me, I feel so much better. I just needed some answers and some reassurance, someone to listen to me.” R.