Here you will find our training and professional development opportunities for social care professionals wanting to be better able to support people with sight loss.
RNIB's award-winning UK Practice and Development Team (UKPDT) offers specialist training and consultancy to support professionals to understand living with sight loss and co morbid conditions - specifically learning disability, autism, dementia, and stroke - and the impact that this can have on everyday life.
UKPDT offers a range of training which will raise awareness of potential barriers to timely diagnosis and treatment, signs of sight loss and provide resources to support access to eye care services. Training will provide you with skills to implement practical strategies for independent daily living by making simple changes to communication, guiding and the environment.
For further information contact UKPDT by calling 0141 772 5588 or email [email protected].
Supporting people with a learning disability, stroke or dementia.
Many people think that the person they support or care for can see perfectly well, but this is sometimes not the case. If the person has difficulties with communication and understanding then sight loss can be “hidden”. Research has demonstrated that early detection of sight loss, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation positively influences independent living skills, communication and social skills. The Vision Champion Training
RNIB’s Vision Champion Training is a three stage programme which is currently used by local authorities and health as well as voluntary organisations and care homes. For more information contact [email protected]