Our service gives you the opportunity to develop new skills so that you can continue to lead an independent and fulfilled life. This includes:
- Getting out and about safely and using public transport - including the use of mobility aids, learning routes to and from key locations and how to understand and interpret sensory street infrastructure.
- Building confidence and moving safely around your home - addressing issues such as effective lighting and maximising your remaining vision
- Health and safety in the home particularly when cooking and making hot drinks. Our Rehabilitation Officers can help you to use household appliances safely and introduce you to specialist equipment.
- Support with correspondence and communication. This may include the use of magnifiers to help with reading and the use of telephones and assistive technology.
You can be referred to the Rehabilitation Service via a number of different services including your low vision clinic, the local authority or even a self referral.