To promote the welfare of visually impaired children and adults who live within Barrow-in-Furness and the surrounding area, to achieve this the charity helps visually impaired people of all ages to live independently, provides information and advice to both the individual and their family. Provide visually impaired individuals with a range of welfare support and social activities. Promote awareness of sight loss issues to encourage inclusion in our community and provide continual care to visually impaired people within our residential home.
We offer individual advice regarding help and support along with benefits advice and the completion of benefit forms this is provided through either home visits or within our centre. Referrals to outside agencies including low vision service, who can issue the correct level of magnification for a person along with other specialist equipment. We host a range of support groups so individuals can access practical advice and peer support, these groups include Macular, Charles Bonnet and dual sensory loss. We also run a variety of social groups both in person and over Zoom, these groups include craft, poetry, outdoor activities and luncheons. The younger generations living with sight loss also have a support group and take part in a large number of trips which have included theatre trips, visits to a zoo, bushcraft, cinema trips, sensory experience and craft days.