Sight Support Derbyshire offers a range of services. Services include:Befriending Services
We offer regular befriending support of either a friendly telephone call or home visit by a suitably trained volunteer. The service aims to reduce social isolation and build confidence by providing regular companionship, access to social activities and other services.
We offer a range of services to children and young people aged between 6 - 18 years. Services include youth groups, school holiday activities and outings, and swimming.
If you are visually impaired and live in the county, our trained workers are available to visit you in your home to help with one off tasks. This can include anything from resetting talking clocks to being referred to professional groups, such as the Fire Service for free fire safety checks. This service does not include personal care.
Our fully trained staff and volunteers are available to provide information and practical advice to patients visiting the eye clinics. These are located in hospitals at Derby Royal, Chesterfield Royal, Ilkeston and Ripley, Buxton Cavendish and Whitworth.
Sight Support Derbyshire is proud to hold the Derbyshire County Council contract for provision of rehabilitation services. Our qualified rehabilitation workers will be able to help you to regain mobility, independent living and communication skills. Referrals are made through Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.
Our offices in Derby and Chesterfield have information leaflets and equipment as well as staff who are on hand to provide advice and support. Our Mobile 'Pop Up' Resource Centre, funded by the Postcode Community Trust, visits venues throughout the county.
Come and meet the team from Sight Support Derbyshire at a location near you. Here you'll find useful information about how our services can support you, and you can find out more about how other local agencies can help.
We organise a range of sports and leisure activities to suit visually impaired adults of all ages. These include social gatherings, swimming, walking, bowls and opportunities to pursue individual interests.
To deliver our services, we rely heavily upon the support we receive from many volunteers around the County. We have a range of volunteering opportunities available to suit everyone, get in touch to find out more by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01332 292262.
Sight Support Derbyshire are grateful to Foundation Derbyshire for funding the printing of our service information leaflets.
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