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Sight Advice South Lakes

Sight Advice aims to support people with visual impairment to improve the quality of their lives, together with promoting greater awareness of sight issues.

We aim to do this by:

  • Enabling visually impaired people to live independently

  • Providing practical and emotional support to visually impaired people and their families and carers

  • Enabling visually impaired people to access social support and activities

  • Promoting awareness of sight issues and to campaign with, and on behalf of, visually impaired people

We currently offer the following services:

  • Advice, information and emotional support on eye conditions and sight loss at the centre, by telephone and by home visits

  • A display of equipment at the centre such as talking clocks, books, scales, newspapers etc

  • A Children and Young People project offering activities and support for under 18’s

  • An Eye Clinic Liaison Officer service providing information and support when attending eye clinic hospital appointments

  • Base for the monthly NHS Low Vision Clinic on behalf of Morecambe Bay CCG

  • Positive Steps courses for adults on independent living

  • Support and information groups meeting in different towns in our area

  • Social and leisure activities including a walking group and a sailing group

  • Group and individual tuition on how to use smart phones, iPads, social media, Facebook, Alexa, Skype etc

  • Advice on hand-held and desktop magnification devices that can assist in reading or looking at screens

  • Advice on lighting your home, desk or workplace

     

Who to contact

Contact Name
Amy Pearman
Contact Position
Service Manager
Telephone
01539 769055
E-mail
info@sightadvice.org.uk
Website
www.sightadvice.org.uk

Where to go

Name
The Bradbury Centre
Postcode
LA9 4HE
Notes

There are steps into the building at the main entrance, but level access around the side of the building - ring clearly marked bell for staff assistance to the side of the building

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
0 - 100_
Other notes

Anyone living in the Grange or Ulverston areas of South Lakeland  who requires support should contact our colleagues at Barrow and Districts Society for the Blind Ltd.

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