“I had been self-isolating for 15 years until 4Sight Vision Support came along” Brenda, Member
Many of our visually impaired members had experienced isolation before coronavirus.
But physical distancing means we can no longer deliver face-to-face services, leaving our members at risk of isolation once more.
However, a simple phone call from one of our specialist Outreach Workers can make all the difference!
From a friendly chat to advise on kitchen equipment to ensure safe cooking; from accessible technology training to monitoring wellbeing - Together, we can ensure people with sight loss continue to receive the specialist sight care advice and emotional support they need at a time when it matters most.
Our Covid-19 Response Team consisting of staff & volunteers are making phone calls to our current members to monitor their wellbeing, provide support and identify needs and risks. We are providing daily living aids and other products via a postal service and providing information over the phone about a range of topics including eye conditions and accessible technology. We’re doing everything we can to ensure our members continue to get the vital support they need through the Covid-19 crisis.
Our members are at the heart of everything we do to ensure they can retain their independence, be equipped to maintain and improve their quality of life and also feel enabled to participate fully in their community.
The support and services we provide them at this time will enable them to remain safe as they are forced to be isolated and live independently, and with training such as the accessible technology, they can increase their connections with newly learnt techniques.
We have adapted to remote support and while our income has dropped and demand increased, with your help, we can ensure people with sight loss in West Sussex don’t go through this crisis alone.