Introduction

Access to Information

We provide essential access to appropriate information, support and guidance about issues relating to sight loss.

Help line

We provide telephone support Monday to Friday between 10am and 2pm. 01380 723682

Moving on

Are you newly diagnosed partially sighted or blind? Our Moving-On course is aimed at helping newly diagnosed visually impaired adults to come to terms with their condition and access the support and services they need. The workshops are held weekly at venues across Wiltshire and Swindon. For information about 2014 venues and dates, visit the Moving On page or call us on 01380 723682.

Assistive technology

At our new sight centre we keep a comprehensive range of low vision aids and the latest assistive technology products for demonstration. We can also help you choose products which will improve your everyday life. For more information visit the Resource Centre page.

Drop ins

Our Drop in’s provide a friendly place in the community to find out more about what support and resources are available to those with sight loss and their families. The sessions are run by our Community Sight Advisers. For a list please visit the drop ins page.

Clubs

We run an activity and social club on a Friday morning at St Lucy’s Sight Centre in Devizes. Members get the chance to try their hand at a number of activities and crafts.

Zoom Club

Our Zoom Club brings children and families together for friendship and fun. We run regular activity mornings and outings for the whole family to enjoy.

Support for families and carer

Our peer support and information sessions offer support to family members and carers. They offer friendship, advice, guidance and fun. A chance to meet others and learn about services and products that help make everyday living for people with sight loss easier.

Hospital helpdesk

Our Helpdesk at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon provides help and support to those visiting the Eye Clinic at the hospital.

British Wireless for the Blind

Please contact us on 01380 723 682 for more information.

Large print newsletters

Wiltshire Sight produce a newsletter available in large print and audio CD which provides essential information to our members and keeps them up to date with local, regional and national issues relating to visual impairment.

Sight loss awareness training

Awareness training is available to any organisation including businesses, public bodies, charities and covers a range of topics including:
• Information about common eye conditions
• Communication techniques
• Aids and equipment demonstration
• Activities using simulation spectacles
• Sighted Guide Training.
Training can be arranged to suit your needs, we can offer a full or half day. Training can be provided at venue of your choice
For more information please contact Maggie on 01380 723 682

Home visiting service

Our experienced Community Sight Advisers can offer information, advice and guidance on a variety of issues relating to sight loss. Please contact us on 01380 723 682 for more information or to book an appointment.