Living with Sight Loss course to be launched in Buckinghamshire

15 July 2015

Coping with sight loss should become less daunting for people in Buckinghamshire, with a free, one-day course, designed to help boost confidence and develop independent living skills. Run by BucksVision and Action for Blind People, the course will be held at BucksVision’s Head Office in Meadowcroft, Aylesbury on Wednesday 22 July.

The charities are inviting people with sight loss, their friends, family, and anyone who has been affected by visual impairment to enrol on the community based, one-day course. The day will provide information, advice, guidance and practical skills. Places are free, but must be booked in advance.

The course is designed to increase confidence, with modules addressing emotional well-being, independent living skills, and making the most of leisure time. Peer support will be a central theme, helping participants to support one another and share their experiences.

Steve Naylor, Chief Executive with BucksVision, said: “For someone newly diagnosed with sight loss, the future can seem very daunting and scary at first. But losing your sight doesn’t mean losing your independence. The session is friendly, relaxed, and we hope fun, with everyone benefiting from shared experiences in a structured and informal environment. It’s about boosting confidence, and learning new skills and techniques to deal with sight loss in order to live independently.

“The unique one-day Living with Sight Loss course is available to anyone in Buckinghamshire who is blind or partially sighted. Friends and family are also welcomed, as we appreciate that significant sight issues affect all aspects of life, including those closest to us.”

To book a place on the Living with Sight Loss course, phone 01296 487 556 or email reception@bucksvision.co.uk.

Organised by: BucksVision and Action for Blind People
Venue:
BucksVision’s Head Office in Meadowcroft, Aylesbury
Tel: 01296 487 556
Email: reception@bucksvision.co.uk

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