Blind and partially sighted Glasgow residents will get in-person support and advice at their local library
RNIB Scotland are running monthly drop-in support sessions across Glasgow Life Libraries, where anyone can come along to access information about sight loss, RNIB services and to socialise with others with sight loss.
The sessions have been set up to help anyone with sight loss or a visual impairment, as well as their friends, family and carers. They will be running at the Gallery of Modern Art, Castlemilk and Mitchell Libraries.
Conor Joseph, Community Connection Coordinator for RNIB Scotland says,
“I’m excited to announce the commencement of our partnership with Glasgow Life Libraries to provide local sight loss information and support. These drop-in meetings will provide a platform to socialise with other local people who have sight loss and ask any questions they may have.
“We look forward to meeting lots of new community members and hope to expand this service to other locations across Glasgow.”
Pip Lawrenson, Glasgow Life Libraries Health Information Partnership Coordinator commented,
“Our libraries aim to provide welcoming, warm and safe spaces for the communities they serve, and offer resources and support to enhance the health and wellbeing of local people in Glasgow.
"We are delighted to be working with RNIB to provide much-needed information on sight loss to help anyone who may be able to benefit from that.”
Any questions about the drop-in sessions or regarding access to RNIB services can be answered by calling RNIB's helpline staff on 0303 123 9999.
*The library session dates are as follows:
- GoMA Library, Second Wednesday each month, 11am- 1pm.
- Castlemilk Library, Third Tuesday each month, 11am- 1pm.
- Mitchell Library, Last Thursday each month, 11am – 1pm.
We are the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
Every six minutes, someone in the UK begins to lose their sight. RNIB is taking a stand against exclusion, inequality, and isolation to create a world without barriers where people with sight loss can lead full lives. A different world where society values blind and partially sighted people not for the disabilities they’ve overcome, but for the people they are.
RNIB. See differently.
Anyone facing a diagnosis of sight loss or changes to their condition is encouraged to reach out to the ECLO service and RNIB for support.
For further information, please contact Rory Paterson at RNIB Scotland on [email protected].
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Our programmes, experiences and events range from grassroots community activities to large-scale cultural, artistic and sporting events which present Glasgow on an international stage. Our work is designed to promote inclusion, happiness and health, as well as support the city’s visitor economy, in order to enhance Glasgow’s mental, physical and economic wellbeing.
For more information, visit www.glasgowlife.org.uk.