Do you have a visual impairment or are you the partner or carer of someone who could benefit from help and advice? Do you wish to access local information, meet other visually impaired people, discover more about assistive technology or simply wish to learn more about the local services in your area?
The free Living with Sight Loss Course helps visually impaired people gain confidence and knowledge through interactive workshops and talks given by RNIB staff and external practitioners local to the area. There are opportunities for those attending the course to share their experiences, offer advice and support and hear how others have overcome the challenges of sight loss.
Each session, (there are 2 day and 4 day sessions available) have a variety of different themes that are focused upon including; Eye Health, Emotional Health, Mobility, Daily Living skills, I.T and Leisure.
The courses, run by Confidence Building Co-ordinator, Benjamin Gavan, have been praised for linking visually impaired people to local service providers and boosting them with a renewed confidence in their day to day lives.
In order for the courses to run successfully in Cornwall, we need to have referrals sent through to us. We are aiming to make 2018 a positive and productive year for the Living with Sight Loss Courses in Cornwall.
The courses, which will be held in Truro, (venue to be confirmed), will run with a minimum of ten up to a maximum of twenty people, they are delivered in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere - there is even tea and biscuits! Anyone registering interest will be notified as soon as a course is booked to run.
If you would like to register your interest in attending a course, you can call 0300 123 3933, or email LWSLenquiries@rnib.org.uk with your contact details. A Living with Sight Loss Practitioner will then get in touch with you.
If you wish to get involved, please get in touch and feel free to share this blog with any potential society/organisation who may like to help and support us in delivering this vital service for the visually impaired residents of Cornwall.
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