Sight Advice South Lakes

Monday - Thursday 9.30am - 4pm

Address: 116 Highgate Kendal Cumbria
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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
Name
Amy Pearman
Position
Service Manager
Telephone
01539 769055
Email
info@sightadvice.org.uk
Website
http://www.sightadvice.org.uk
Where to Go
Name of venue
The Bradbury Centre
Venue address
116 Highgate Kendal Cumbria
Postcode
LA9 4HE
Additional 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

When is it On?
Date & Time Information
Monday - Thursday 9.30am - 4pm
Session Information
The sight advice centre is open for drop-in
but if you are coming a distance please call in advance to check that the person most able to help you is available
Other Details
Age Range
0 - 100_
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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