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Sight Support Derbyshire mobile information service available

Sight Support Derbyshire is a local charity that provides services to people with visual impairment and sight-loss.

They have a mobile information service that serves to deliver eye health information and demonstrate low vision aids to visually impaired people, their friends and carers.

They are able to travel to specific locations around the county such as local group coffee mornings, retirement villages, health care centres, libraries, garden centres, events. With the aim to help people by telling them what support is on offer and to promote eye health.

Visits are usually 2 hours in a morning or afternoon on a working day. They require a small space to set up a table or one to be provided.

Bookings are now being taken for 2020. If you are interested please contact: Lynne Smitheringale, mobile resource and information officer on T: 01332 292262 (works Mondays and Tuesdays).

 

More about Sight Support Derbyshire

Established in 1914, Sight Support Derbyshire used to be Derbyshire Association for the Blind. We are a registered charity (1080986) and have been serving the visually impaired community in Derbyshire for over 100 years. We provide essential support and services to blind and partially sighted people to help them to become independent. Sight Support Derbyshire helps provide understanding and education about visual impairment, with a variety of services including a help-line, information days, support groups and activities. Recent additions to our services include a department dedicated to helping children and young people with a visual impairment. We provide visual impairment Information Days, set up to give people with a visual impairment access to information about aids and equipment and what support is available in their area. Our aim is to extend our services to benefit every visually impaired person in Derbyshire.

Please note: The information service is not a fundraising activity, it is purely information giving to help people. We don’t ask anyone for donations and we don’t have any collection boxes on the table as we don’t want to put people off from asking us for help.