Learning about sight loss in Warminster
A new service for anyone with sight loss will be launched by the Wiltshire Blind Association next week, providing help to anyone who wants more information and advice.
The drop-in coffee morning is being organised every second Tuesday of the month from 10.30am-12.30pm at Warminster Fire Station in The Portway, with the first meeting taking place on September 10.
Wiltshire Blind’s sight loss advisor Peggy Prior will be on hand to talk through any sight loss issues, offer advice and information and have a friendly chat over a cup of coffee.
She can also bring along low vision aids, such as a mobile phone or a talking watch, that people can try out, as long as she knows in advance.
Mrs Prior said: “We thought we needed a drop-in service, as hospital staff often don’t have the time to tell patients about the services available to them.
“We will point them in the right direction to places that can help.”
Leanne Hubbard, chief executive at the Wiltshire Blind Association, said: “We’re looking at new ways of doing things so we can reach more people in a timely and cost effective way.
“A drop-in session allows us to see more people in one go and provide a social meet-up for people as well.
“We’re planning to launch similar groups across the county in the coming months.”
For more information, contact the Wiltshire Blind Association on 01380 723682.
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