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Get help with sight loss

If you have a sight loss that affects your day to day life, there is help available.  We help children and adults who have a visual impairment with information & support to help you manage independently, both in your own home and out and about.
 

What sort of help is there?

We employ fully qualified Rehabilitation Officers who can assess your needs.

We can also help you learn new skills and provide information to carers.  

Whether you are just looking for some information or more detailed advice and support, get in touch. If you would like an assessment, this can be arranged, normally in your own home.  

What does an assessment involve?

The assessment will identify the problems that your reduced vision is causing you on a day to day basis. The Rehabilitation Officer will work with you to put together a rehabilitation plan which will list the help you need to live independently. This may range from simple things like putting tactile markers on your cooker and teaching your carer to guide you safely, to more complex support like teaching independent outdoor mobility using a cane.

You will be able to work through your rehabilitation plan at your own speed.   

Dual Sensory Loss

Do you live in the Welshpool or Newtown area, are aged between 20-45 and enjoy meeting new people?Image of a person walking with a white cane

We are a friendly open group that meet informally every month to share experiences, ideas and socialise. Our aim is to provide peer to peer support to other blind and partially sighted people to aid in their independence, reduce isolation and have lots of laughs.

Where: Royal Oak Hotel, The Cross, Welshpool, Powys. SY21 7DG.

How often: Every month. Dates and days vary.

Contact Richard Zimbler (RNIB Connect Lead volunteer Welshpool) on 07791428302 for details of the next meeting.   

Or you can contact Gemma Jones RNIB Community Facilitator Mid and West Wales on 07768503050 or e-mail Gemma.jones@rnib.org.uk

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