Living with Sight Loss courses and phone groups

Join a Living with Sight Loss course to meet and share experiences with other people in similar situations. Boost your confidence and get practical advice, information and resources. 

Being diagnosed with a sight condition can have a big impact on you. Our free, informal, community-based Living with Sight Loss courses are an ideal way to help you adjust to your sight condition, increase your independence and grow your confidence.

Through our sessions, you'll find out about practical solutions and support that can help you adjust to life with sight loss. You'll also have the chance to learn from each other's personal experiences and share your top tips.

Living with Sight Loss courses are for adults of all ages, including friends, family members or anyone close to you. Each course includes information and advice on a range of topics including:

  • Understanding welfare rights

  • Staying independent

  • Tips and gadgets for everyday living

  • Using assistive technology – including tablets and phones

  • Eye health

  • Wellbeing

  • Leisure, hobbies and interests

  • Signposting to other organisations and services

Everybody looked a bit nervous as well but we soon got to know each other and then went on to learn lots of ways of how to cope with sight loss and it's definitely the best thing I've ever done.

- Hazel Kelly

Course duration

In-person courses

Our face-to-face courses are either one, two or four full days. Two or four-day courses may take place over consecutive days or across consecutive weeks. 

Phone courses

Our phone groups are six one-hour long sessions, which take place over six consecutive weeks.

Course dates

We run courses throughout the year and across the UK. To take a look at upcoming courses and to book, please visit our Course Calendar

Go to our Course Calendar

For further information or to enquire about future dates, please email [email protected] or call 0303 123 9999.