“To be a part of this young girl’s journey is what Sight Support Derbyshire is all about. Zoe is incredibly talented and no doubt would have been successful with or without our support, but the fact that we could help set her on her way with piano tuition means a great deal to us. Lang Lang is a phenomenon within classical music and to share a stage with him will be a wonderful experience for her.”

 

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Services

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.

Children & Young People’s 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.

Home Support Service

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.

Hospital Services

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.

Rehabilitation Service

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.

Resource Centre

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.

Sight Loss Information Sessions

These interactive sessions are designed to introduce visually impaired people and their carers to the support available to help them live independently.

Sport & Leisure Activities

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.

Volunteering

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:  volunteering@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk 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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