Our services include:-
Home Visiting Service
Our new Home Visiting Service is for people who want someone to come around visit them on a regular basis. There are many reasons why people like this option, and volunteers are matched with everyone who receives the service.
Technology and You support
Technology and You support sessions are available to anybody seeking help with things like their phone, or something more technical. We take a very wide view as to what counts as technology, and this includes clocks, radios and timers. The aim is to be practical, and work around what the person needs help with.
Sight Loss Information and Equipment
Our Sight Loss Information and Equipment Service is for people who need help to find ways of doing things differently. There are all sorts of helpful pieces of equipment and gadgets that can help people to continue doing things for themselves.
Social Groups and events
We run Social Groups, where people with sight loss can meet regularly, have a cuppa and chat, enjoy a quiz, and games. Sometimes, groups go out for a meal. We provide events for children with sight loss jointly with staff at Calderdale Council, like percussion workshops, Xmas parties, and groupwork for young people. We operate one-off activities and day trips, for instance, ten pin bowling, or to Millstones of Harrogate. The Local Eating Out (LEO) group goes out to local eateries every month to enjoy a decent evening, review the service, and in the process, gently help restaurants to work with people who have sight loss.
In the Autumn of 2019, we’ll roll out a two day training course for adults with sight loss, and sometimes family members. This course will help people understand more about support available, and time-saving solutions you can just take a way, and get on with life
Engaging with the local community
We engage with town planners, and where we believe they are making mistakes that will impact on our members, we campaign for changes – for example, use of blended steps in the Piece Hall. ((insert steps photo near here).
We publish a quarterly newsletter (INSERT LINK HERE) for all members, and supply local with it, so the people we work with know what activities are coming up
Get in touch
We can provide services to people living in the Calderdale area. Whilst we will ask about your sight loss registration, you do not have to have this officially registered to access our services. We work closely with other professionals at Calderdale Council in local eye clinics. You can ask them to refer you to our service, or alternatively, you can contact us. We are here to help, so let’s have a conversation.