‘Action course’ for people with sight loss

PUBLISHED: 11:30 29 March 2015

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An eye


An ‘action course’, which aims to help people suffering with sight loss in Honiton started on Tuesday (March 24).

An ‘action course’, which aims to help people suffering with sight loss in Honiton is now up and running.

The course, which is being put on by charity Action for Blind People at The Beehive, will run for six consecutive Tuesdays.

It will provide information, advice, guidance and practical skills for people diagnosed as losing their sight. Places are free, but must be booked in advance.

Claire Cawkwell, from Action for Blind People, said: “For someone newly diagnosed with a sight loss, the future can seem very daunting and scary at first.

“But losing your sight doesn’t mean losing your independence.

“Our course is about improving social inclusion, boosting confidence and learning new skills and techniques to deal with sight loss in order to live independently.”

The programme has been delivered in partnership with a number of local and national organisations – including Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Services and Guide Dogs UK.

It is designed to increase confidence, with modules addressing emotional wellbeing, looking after your eyes and making the most of leisure time.

The modules are designed to develop confidence, and explore practical solutions to everyday tasks, as well as using technology.

Peer support will be a central theme, helping participants to support one another and share their experiences.

To book a place on Action for Blind People’s course, phone 01392 458060 or send an email to exeter@actionforblindpeople.org.uk

Action for Blind People is a national charity with local reach, providing practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages.

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