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