Our Services

Updated February 2022

Sight Loss Shropshire provides a range of services to improve the quality of life for visually impaired people of all ages who live in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.  Our work includes the following:

      • Supporting a network of peer support groups for visually impaired people, who meet in every part of our area, by promoting and publicising their activities; providing nominal funding towards core costs, such as room rentals, and activities; and by supporting group organisers through sharing of ideas, best practice and information
      • Providing information and signposting about support and services to visually impaired people; their families, carers and friends; and to professionals working with visually impaired people, such as Community Care Co-ordinators, Memory Services, residential & domiciliary care providers and Housing Associations.
      • Providing grants to help visually impaired people to acquire specialist aids and equipment to enable them to maintain and/or regain their independence
      • Providing information to the Sensory Impairment Teams at Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council to maintain the accuracy of the registers of blind and partially sighted individuals living across Shropshire
      • In partnership with RNIB, delivering free, informal, community-based ‘Living with Sight Loss’ courses which help people to adjust to their sight condition, increase independence and boost confidence.
      • Working with our partners to ensure that visually impaired people have a voice
      • Organising and providing major social events for visually impaired people, such as Winter’s Day Out