During the lockdown period, Wiltshire Sight has remained open, providing information, advice and guidance services over the phone and email.
During this time we have adapted the way we work and offer some safe face to face services that operate within the social distancing guidelines. Risk assessments have been conducted, our resource centre has been re-modelled and procedures have been put in place to allow us to offer an appointment based service either in our resource centre, a community hub or in your home.
Our Community Sight Loss Advisors are still available via the telephone or internet should you wish to talk to them and we are now able to expand this service to offer appointments in a safe space. If you would like to make an appointment please call us and we can talk you through the steps we have taken to provide support, information and guidance in a safe way.
For a summary of services we are running during this time, click here:
We have also been working with Sight Support West of England to produce some guidance on how to use accessible technology to stay in touch with friends and family during what, for many, will be a difficult time – click below to find out more, or call our office to talk to one of our Technology Advisors who can help you.
Our new Telephone Befriending Service is now up-and-running. We are looking for friendly and confident volunteers to provide a welcome voice and emotional support to local people living with sight loss during this critical period of isolation – click below to find out more.