The Community Sight Support Service is at the heart of our charity, because it offers a crucial way to build connections.
Since a visual impairment can render even the simplest tasks monumentally difficult, many people struggle to adjust and have difficulty maintaining their home environment or even leaving home independently. Visual impairment can also have a huge effect on self-confidence and as a result, many visually impaired people may lack or struggle to build and maintain social connections.
BlindAid relies on an exceptional team of friendly and understanding Sight Support Workers who make regular visits and calls to 1100+ Service Users each year, providing emotional support and practical help where possible. In order to create consistently strong connections, our Sight Support Workers are paid members of staff who have undergone careful selection, DBS certification, rigorous training and receive continual supervision and feedback. We believe in investing in people at every step of the way.
We can visit service users in their own homes, in sheltered accommodation or in residential/nursing homes. Visits, which take place every fortnight usually for an hour, are free of charge. This service is not time limited, and we aim to offer regular support for as long as there is an identified need for the service.
Due to the current covid-19 pandemic and in line with Government policy, we are temporarily operating our Sight Support Service as a telephone based service to ensure the utmost safety of our service users and staff.
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If you would like to discuss the Sight Support service, or make a self referral, please call our Team Leader on 0207 403 6184