Have you been diagnosed with sight loss? Would you like to share experiences with other people in similar situations? Are you interested in finding out about services available to you?
Our free, informal, community-based courses provide information, advice, support and practical solutions for people adjusting to sight loss. Our courses take place via face-to-face meetings or in phone groups, depending on your preference and our course availability.
We can help you adjust to your sight condition, increase independence and boost your confidence. You will also get the chance to talk to and share experiences with others in similar situations.
These courses are for adults of all ages. Friends, family members or anyone close to you can also join.
What topics are covered in our free sessions?
Getting out and about
Tips and gadgets for everyday living
Assistive technology – including tablets and phones
Leisure, hobbies and interests
And hear about a range of helpful organisations and services out there.
How long will the course take?
Our face-to-face courses are either two or four days, and may be consecutive (two days), or spread out over two or four weeks.
Our phone groups run for four short sessions, over four weeks.
Contact us find out more about our phone groups and courses nearest to you:
What past participants say
“The Living with Sight Loss course is very well structured and informative, with lots of useful information from Janet and the invited speakers. It has helped my wife to feel less isolated due to her sensory loss”
– Ken Johnston
“To begin with, I was not able to pluck up the courage to attend new groups or places. Since completing the course, I feel more confident to go to events/places that are of interest to me.”
- Hazel Salmond
“My life has changed significantly since attending the course. I wished I’d attended sooner. When I left on the first day, I said to my mum ‘I feel sick with relief - there is a life I can have after losing my eyesight’”