New My Sight Service for people in Nuneaton and Bedworth/North Warwickshire
Warwickshire Vision Support is now offering an Advice and Information service at George Eliot Hospital Eye Clinic with the help of Lottery Funding. This is funded for 3 years.
The aim of this service is to provide information and advice to Patients who may be having difficulties because of sight loss. We hope with the help of Staff to identify people and guide them into our service and/or direct them to support from other Agencies such as Action for Blind People.
In addition to our Advice Service we will be starting a new My Sight group for people who are newly registered or recently visually impaired. This will take place at Nuneaton Community Centre, Nuneaton. We will start a “rolling programme” from the beginning of January. Over a period of 5 weeks we will cover Eye Conditions, Rehabilitation and equipment, Benefits, Employment and Education and other Services available. People will not have to commit to every week but can choose to come when it is convenient. Over the year we will try and set up some similar workshops at Coleshill and Atherstone.
We need Volunteers to help us undertake both of these services. We would particularly welcome visually impaired Volunteers who could help us to help newly visually impaired people.
For further information please contact WVS and ask to speak to someone in the Community Team.